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EPA Confirms Volkswagen e-Golf’s Range at 83 Miles

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Volkswagen e-Golf's range

The 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf’s range of 83 miles has been officially confirmed by the EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency has now officially rated the new 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf’s range at 83 miles.

That puts the Volkswagen e-Golf’s range just below the top-selling Nissan LEAF, which travels 84 miles on a single charge, and above the Chevrolet Spark EV, which has an 82-mile range. The e-Golf is a whole three miles better than its fellow German countryman, the BMW i3, thanks to a larger battery pack.

Volkswagen e-Golf's range

The 2015 VW e-Golf comes standard with fast charging capabilities

There had been some speculation that VW might set its sights on topping a 90-mile range, especially considering the e-Golf’s comparatively expensive $35,445 price tag. However, it is the only electric car to come standard with fast-charging capabilities, allowing the e-Golf to charge to 80 percent capacity in half an hour. The model also includes luxury trim, high-end infotainment technologies, and the largest cargo volume in its segment.

Volkswagen has also announced plans to offset some of the emissions created from the production, distribution, and charging of the e-Golf, which should also appeal to eco-friendly drivers.