Fox News reviews the e-Golf, and is impressed

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Jan 15, 2014
A Golf has never been this green.


Its 24.2 kilowatt-hour battery pack fits where the gas tank would normally go and doesn’t encroach on passenger or cargo room, while a 115 hp electric motor is under the hood, where it drives the front wheels.

With a combined economy rating equivalent to 116 miles per gallon, it's one of the most efficient electrics available, and tops in the compact class. The EPA estimates it costs just 87 cents per 25 miles to operate.

The folks at VW said they didn’t want to start selling an electric car until they could do it right, and a brief drive in the e-Golf reveals that they have done just that.

Full cargo space is one of the things I love about the e-Golf!

Fox News is overall quite impressed with the electric Golf
Overall, the e-Golf is one of the strongest efforts to date in the electric space, but you might not be seeing too many of them any time soon. For now, it’s going to be on sale only in states that are on board with the California-led Multi-State Zero Emissions Action Plan: Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont. Live somewhere else and you’ll have to burn a little gas to pick one up.

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