After the infamous ‘Dieselgate’ scandal of just a few years ago, Volkswagen has made a strong rhetorical push towards electric vehicles to atone for their eco sins. Their only electric entry in North America, the e-Golf is a strong contender in the EV market, bringing to the table the sporty handling and roominess of its gas-powered counterpart, without the smog. Pushed along by a 134 horsepower electric motor and 35.8-kWh battery pack, the e-Golf manages an EPA combined rating of 119 mpg, with a range of 125 miles. The mid-ranged EV also manages to charge in under six hours through the 240V home charger, or to 80% in under an hour through a DC fast charge system.
Our next e-car should feel right at home out amongst the trees.