What is the Volkswagen e-Golf?


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The Volkswagen e-Golf is the all-electric version of the popular Volkswagen Golf hatchback. In fact, looking at the two side by side, it can be hard to tell them apart. Even when you get behind the wheel you’ll find that this exceptional EV delivers the same spirited performance and agile handling as its gas-powered sibling. For Beverly Hills area drivers who want to reduce their carbon footprint, the award-winning e-Golf is a great choice. Learn more about the VW e-Golf now available at VW Santa Monica.

Innovative EV System

The fun-to-drive e-Golf delivers an all-electric range of 125 miles on a single charge, according to EPA estimates. That’s plenty to get around town in Downtown LA, or to take a drive to a nearby Brentwood restaurant and back. The e-Golf is equipped with an advanced EV system that includes:

  • 100 kW AC synchronous electric motor, capable of 134 hp with 214 lb-ft of torque
  • Normal, Eco, and Eco+ driving modes
  • 3 selectable levels of regenerative braking
  • 35.8 kWh lithium-ion battery
  • 7.2 kW onboard charger

Opt for the available SAE combo DC Fast Charger and you’ll to enjoy one of the fastest charging capabilities of any EV.

Volkswagen e-Golf Range

On a single charge, the Volkswagen e-Golf can travel 125 miles, according to EPA estimates. You have the option of charging your e-Golf with either a 120-volt outlet or a 240-volt outlet. To achieve the maximum e-Golf range, your vehicle will need to charge for 26 for a full battery. DC fast charging is also available. With this feature, you can get an 80 percent charge in only one hour when you use a DC fast-charging station.

Volkswagen e-Golf Price

The Volkswagen e-Golf not only saves you money on gas, but it is also quite affordable. Here are the details on the e-Golf price by trim level.

  • SE: MSRP starting at $31,895*
  • SEL Premium: MSRP starting at $38,895*
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Standard Features

Te VW e-Golf is a sporty and versatile hatchback that just happens to run on clean, electric power. It also is loaded with a wide range of comfort, convenience, and tech features that will enhance your Manhattan Beach area commute. Highlights from the e-Golf feature list include:

  • Keyless entry
  • Push-button start
  • Leather-wrapped, multi-function steering wheel
  • Climatronic® dual zone climate control
  • Heated front seats
  • Premium color Multifunction Display (MFD)
  • Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect
  • Bluetooth® connectivity


Safety is standard on the e-Golf. From its crash-optimized front end, to its wide array of airbags, and LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child seat anchor points, you’ll drive with confidence and peace-of-mind. Standard active safety systems include:

  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Anti-Slip Regulation
  • Electronic Differential Lock
  • Engine Brake Assist
  • Automatic Post-Collision Braking System

The e-Golf also features a standard rear view camera and an Intelligent Crash Response System.


Drive the New Volkswagen e-Golf in Santa Monica Today

The best way to learn about the Volkswagen e-Golf is to take it out for a test drive. See how this remarkable EV matches up against competitors like the Nissan Leaf, before you visit us here at VW Santa Monica. If you’d like to learn more about the e-Golf, or any of the other exciting vehicles in the new Volkswagen lineup, please feel free to contact us.


*Starting MSRP of $31,895 for a 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf SE with single-speed automatic transmission. Price excludes destination, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealers set actual prices.