Today gas is relatively cheap and all the buzz about the next-generation electric cars with their 300+ mile driving ranges, may keep you from buying an electric car today. While the Chevy Bolt has been a game changer thanks to its 200+ mile range and more accessible price, there are some draw backs, like its cheap feeling interior. If you don’t need to travel 200 miles in one day or maybe even two days, there may be some better options available, like the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf. If you’re in the market for an electric car, here are five reasons why the e-Golf should or shouldn’t be on your shopping list:
1Longer driving range, but it still can’t match the Bolt:
Yes the e-Golf still can’t match the Bolt’s 238 mile driving range, but VW did give the updated 2017 e-Golf a 50% longer driving range, which puts it at 125 miles. If you’re keeping track, that’s longer than the Nissan Leaf, BMW i3 and Ford Focus Electric. If you really have range anxiety, than the e-Golf is probably still not ideal, but the 2017 model is an improvement.