Volkswagen e-Golf Availability

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf with 35.8 kWh battery pack

First announced at the 2017 LA Auto Show, Volkswagen is starting production of the updated e-Golf in December 2017.

In Germany, the new e-Golf is available to order as of February 2017.

Sales in the U.S. are slated to commence in early 2017, and Volkswagen says the new generation will be available nation-wide.

Canadian availability will follow the U.S. launch.

1st Generation e-Golf 2013 -2017

The production version of the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf made its worldwide debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, and basically every auto show since!

Europe Availability

Volkswagen has since announced that it plans to deliver the e-Golf to Germany and other parts of Europe in Spring 2014.

On February 14th, Volkswagen announced the electric Golf was available for sale in Germany.

On February 24th, Volkswagen Norway launched the e-Golf, and more than 100 were ordered in the first 3.5 hours!

On March 11th, Volkswagen UK announced that customers can now place orders for the e-Golf through one of 24 Volkswagen EV Specialist Retailers across the UK. First deliveries are expected at the end of June 2014.

North American Availability

As of November 2014, select dealerships in California were able to get the e-Golf. At the start of 2015, the e-Golf was beginning to show up at dealerships throughout the Northeast, (specifically in Rhode Island on January 29th source).

On August 25, 2014, Volkswagen released a press briefing that stated the e-Golf will be for sale at ‘participating dealers’ in November.

In the US, and presumably other North American markets like Canada, the Golf electric vehicle is set to go on sale in the 4th quarter of 2014.

According to AutoblogGreen, the Electric Golf will go on sale in the US in November or December in a limited number of states including California and several Northeast states. According to, who test drove the e-Golf and spoke with Volkswagen in Germany in April 2014, the e-Golf will make it to  the US in late October 2014 as a 2014 model year.

2012 Volkswagen Golf Electric conceptThe Volkswagen e-Golf was first present as the Blue-e-motion electric car concept at Germany’s National Electric Mobility Platform in 2011.

The Golf blue-e-motion had a range of 93 miles, and Volkswagen scheduled a field test to being with 500 vehicles in 2011. The first 10 test vehicles began testing in May 2011, 80 more were added in Germany in June 2011, and 20 vehicles were sent to California in February 2012. The blue-e-motion concept was also renamed the e-Golf as that was the name the production version would use.

8 thoughts on “Volkswagen e-Golf Availability

  1. Ben Lake

    I am sick and tired of all the automobile companies only releasing there cars to only California and limited other states. Why do they think that the rest of us don’t deserve the option to own one of these cars I.E. Honda FCV, VW E-Golf to mention a couple. I am the proud owner of a 2001 Honda Insght with 195,000 miles with life time average of 54.7 MPG and absolutely love the car but am looking at purchasing something new and would love to have the opportunity to own one of these but guess I am not deserving. Have a good friend with a Tesla S85 which I have driven quite a bit and would own one in a heartbeat but can’t quite afford one, guess I will have to wait on the next Tesla since they feel I am deserving.
    Disgruntled in Florida !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Trevor

      This is because they are “compliance cars”. They sell them in California primarily to comply with CARB law so they can sell their other cars there otherwise they have to buy ZEV credits from other companies (mostly Tesla who has the most credits to sell). My wife loves VW and would consider an e-Golf but they’re not available in Canada either. Shame. Still buying a Tesla though.

  2. Charlie Kopp

    I live in Seattle, Washington and would love the opportunity to buy or lease a VW E-Golf. I had the opportunity to drive one the other day and I think it is a very reasonable alternative to the Tesla. Half the price, half the range and not ostentatious. I am also very sad and perplexed that this vehicle is only being rolled out in a few states, and not in our state. C’mon VW, give us a chance to buy your electric car!

  3. David Johnson

    When will the e golf be available in Australia and why not have a solar roof on the top of the car so it can be recharging in the car park

  4. Bob Harlow

    We’ve been driving our Leaf for over 2 years and the lease ends in Q1 2016. We’re sold on an EV as a second car.

    I’d consider the e-Golf if it was available in Colorado but the local dealer does not know much – about availability or even the e-Golf specs in general. They recommend I by a diesel Golf. Is that all the e-Golf is? A bait-and-switch marketing scheme?

    The new Leaf will be out by early 2016. We’ll see who’s serious about taking EVs to the next level. My bet is VW will sit on the sidelines as Nissan continues to lead.

  5. Darren Tate

    The e-Golf will never be anything more than a compliance car to Volkswagen. Selling one likely COSTS them money, so why would they make it widely available? It makes no business sense.

    Same goes for the FIAT 500e. FIAT doesn’t want you to actually buy one because they lose money on every sale. They build and sell them because they have to—but they keep availability to a bare minimum.

    Nissan doesn’t seem afraid to sell the Leaf, though. You can get one pretty much anywhere.

  6. Karl

    I know this reply is late to this article, but others like myself found it because we are interested in knowing when and where will the new golf be available. I would really like to buy an egolf, but unfortunately in NM it is not available due to population and like one comment it’s a compliance car. Yet I see BMW i3s, leafs and Teslas here. I cannot afford a tesla – may be I could afford the model 3 if it ever comes out. VW needs to hurry up and offer these cars to people -before our minds and pocket books go somewhere else. Eventually the Model 3 may come out when VW finally offers them in NM- hopefully not too late for VW.

  7. Randy

    Anyone can go and buy a lightly used e-Golf from a neighboring state and have it trucked in, if they want one badly enough.


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