The demand for used electric cars has experienced a decline, largely attributed to a short-term perspective adopted by many individuals. While concerns about Motor Vehicle Tax (MRB) for these cars persist, the potential for cost-effective electric driving remains significant, especially with the integration of solar panels and a substantial home battery. This becomes particularly advantageous in the face of an increasing number of environmental zones.
The used electric car market boasts a vast array of options available through dealerships, specialized websites like Gaspedal.nl, and even on social media platforms such as Facebook. Autovisie, in its weekly feature, carefully selects the top three used cars within a specific segment.
In this edition, we focus on electric cars priced at a maximum of 15,000 euros. Today’s spotlight is on the Volkswagen e-Golf (2017 – 2020). While resembling its traditional counterpart, the e-Golf maintains the familiar Golf aesthetics and spaciousness, including a 380-liter luggage compartment. Despite a slightly firmer suspension due to its higher weight, the e-Golf offers a range of just over 250 km with its 36 kWh battery and an average consumption of around 14 kWh/100 km.
Ideal for those transitioning to electric driving, the e-Golf’s similarity to the conventional Golf provides a comforting sense of familiarity. A wide selection is available nationwide, such as a black model (2018, 129,000 km) with additional options priced at 14,950 euros from a dealership in Eindhoven.
Potential buyers should be aware of occasional challenges with the e-Golf’s charging cable, which may require mechanical unlocking through a ‘Microswitch.’ However, overall, the model is not associated with any specific issues.
In conclusion, the prospect of electric driving for 15,000 euros with a Golf is indeed achievable, thanks to advancements in technology and increased accessibility of electric vehicles. With the cost of electric vehicles steadily decreasing and government incentives becoming more prevalent, the idea of owning an affordable electric vehicle is no longer a far-fetched dream. The Volkswagen Golf, known for its reliability and performance, offers a compelling option for those seeking an entry point into the world of electric driving. As we continue to witness the transition towards sustainable transportation, it is crucial for consumers to consider the long-term benefits of electric vehicles and take advantage of the opportunities available to make this eco-friendly choice accessible to all.