I’ve had my 2017 since mid-December 2018, and have so far put 2,700 miles on it commuting. I live 29 miles from work, of which 60% is freeway in the HOV lane. I average between 60 and 70 on the freeway (unless traffic is really bad), and generally leave home with the GOM estimating 145-150 miles (I charge up every weeknight). Using R1 and R2 on the slower parts of the drive, I usually arrive at work with about 128-130 miles estimated remaining (today it’s saying 139). I usually arrive back home with about 100-105 showing and just over 1/2 showing on the “fuel” gauge.
I should easily be able to go two days between charges, but I haven’t been that brave yet (“But what if I have to go somewhere during the day...?”). I’ve never run it lower than 35 miles remaining, but I have no doubt about real world range being around 140 miles, if you don’t drive real agressively and use regen. I haven’t ever used ECO/ECO+, and would probably only do so in an emergency to get me home or to a charging station. One caveat is that I commute alone; having anyone else in the car or any other sort of weight really does hurt the mileage.
I am extremely happy with this car, and in no way do I believe it’s a compromise. Yes, it might be a “compliance” car, but who cares?!?.
2017 e-Golf SEL (Replaced my reliable 2014 Accord V6)
2015 Audi Q5 TDI (how’s that for dichotomy?)