U.S. – New VW e-Golf SE entry-level launched image

Volkswagen of America has officially announced the introduction of the e-Golf SE, a more affordable version of the popular hatchback, aimed for the Nissan Leaf.

The new Volkswagen e-Golf SE has a starting price of 29,815 USD, including the 820 USD destination charge, and this is making it just 45 USD cheaper than the similar Nissan Leaf. Don’t expect a lot of goodies onto it because these will be offered on the more expensive SEL Premium. The 3.6 kW on-board charger is being offered as standard, but the 7.2 kW on-board charger will be offered as an optional, later on, with DC fast charging.

Volkswagen says that the cabin of the new e-Golf ST is bringing the MIB II infotainment system, with a 6.5-inch touch screen display, while on the more expensive version, the SEL Premium, this is bringing a larger 8-inch screen. The latter has been also equipped with the Parking Steering Assistant, with the Forwards Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking and so on. Power to the Volkswagen e-Golf SE is being provided by an electric motor which is rated at 115 HP (85 kW) and 270 Nm (199 lb-ft) of torque, allowing it to reach 60 mph (96 km/h) from a standstill in less than 10.4 seconds. The maximum range of the car stands at 83 miles (133 km/h), with an EPA rating of 126 / 105 / 116 MPGe in city / highway / combined.