Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has recognized the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf as best in class* for efficiency in the Compact car category.
Each year, the federal government department aids Canadian consumers in making more fuel-efficient vehicle purchase decisions by highlighting the best-in-class models based on the lowest combined fuel consumption rating of new light-duty vehicles. Ratings are based on 55% city and 45% highway driving. The 2017 e-Golf came in at a combined 17.4 kWh/100 km, or 2.0 Le/100 km.**
Compare that to the second-place Ford Focus Electric, which consumes 19.6 kWh/100 km, or 2.2 Le/100 km. To put that in real-life terms, someone who typically drives 20,000 km per year could save enough energy to drive an additional 2500 km by driving the e-Golf compared to the Ford Focus. That’s like driving from Winnipeg to Quebec City!
And the e-Golf has certainly proved competitive. It’s everything Canadians know and love about the acclaimed Volkswagen Golf, with the efficiency that electric car drivers crave thanks to its 100 kW, 143 HP electric motor and 1-speed automatic transmission. The e-Golf is a thrill to drive, too, going from 0-110 km/h in just 9.6 seconds.
With both stellar performance and efficiency, it’s no wonder the e-Golf drives circles around the competition.
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*In the Compact Advanced Technology Vehicle class
**Please refer to Natural Resources Canada’s 2017 Fuel Consumption Guide for more information. Full charge required. Actual driving range will vary based on driving and charging habits, weather and temperature, battery age and vehicle condition. Battery capacity decreases with time and use. See owner’s manual for details. Le is gasoline litre equivalent.