~$800 2 yr warranty
plus sales tax,title,fees
2.49% 6 yr $188/mo
EPA 83 mile range.
24 kWh small
3.6 kW onboard charger, slow
Expecting very low maintenance costs.
Expect about 5 miles/kWh around town.
This is an experiment; if successful, will install dual 240v 40-50 amp 11W outlet, with prep for hardwire, in driveway, going large for later upgrade of the car to one with a larger on-board charger and a bigger battery. (Note that I'll install 2 x 240V outlets by the driveway, one for the car charger, and one for a whole-house generator.)
- Should I deep cycle the main battery? or just top off all the time so I have maximum range all the time.
- B/Eco+ mode see "95 mi" Any risk in running in such B+eco+ mode all the time? Love the one-foot driving (lifting your foot up on the gas pedal substantially applies the brakes at same time for regenerating power back to the battery). I believe B mode does light the brake lights as you lift your foot, not sure.
- Remote door lock horn too loud; disabled in console screen.
- Many or most of the smaller electrical elements of the car (like radio, headlights, etc) run off the 12 V battery. But does using those force the car to recharge the 12 V battery, and if so, then does that reduce my range (a little bit)? Or does the 12 V battery only charge via the external charging cable?
- Shame no way to talk to the car from my phone or computer without paying $18/month with CarNet.
- I thought I saw something about a cell-phone cradle that uses the car antenna instead of the phone antenna. Might improve call quality? Not sure.
- A little weird, it doesn't have cruise control. But it does have automatic wipers that run faster when it rains harder.
- Charging stations, such as ChargePoint, charge like $2 / hour. That's $2 / hour that you are connected, not necessarily charging. If your car is "full" at 9:30am, but leave your office to go move your car at 10:00am, you paid for 30 minutes of nothing.
- My electricity at home costs $0.23/kWh
- 24 kWh car battery
- $5.65 to fill
- Can go about 70 miles per charge.
- $0.081 per mile
- Gas comparison: 30 mpg, $2.50/gal, $0.083 per mile. Not really saving money?
- Typical values in an e-Golf around town are 4.0-5.0 miles/kWh. (~90-100 miles per tank). Highway, much lower.
- Onboard charger: 3.6 kW
- Charging cable is 1.2 kW at 120 V (about 10 amps) (like a hair blow dryer). Takes about 20 hours to fill 24 kWh battery.
- From web: "And that will eat your time and money on a public charger if it counts based on time. E.g., for $1/hr, you'll be paying around $0.30/kWh vs. $0.17/kWh @ 6 kW."
- Fuel Economy
- City: 126 MPGe
- Combined: 116 MPGe
- Highway: 105 MPGe
- Horsepower 115 HP