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https://insideevs.com/volkswagen-e-golf-vs-ford-focus-electric-comparison-range-test-video/
Volkswagen e-Golf vs Ford Focus Electric – Comparison & Range Test (video)
December 31st, 2017  Mark Kane

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Volkswagen e-Golf

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2017 Ford Focus Electric

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video
https://youtu.be/O7MgEoYNhgs
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf vs Ford Focus Electric Maximum Range Challenge
]

The Volkswagen e-Golf and Ford Focus Electric both got a major upgrade for
the 2017 model year, with their battery capacities upgraded by about 50%.

The 2017 Ford Focus Electric now boasts a 33.5 kWh battery which can go up
to 115 miles (185 km) according to EPA, and has a base price (after the
federal tax credit and dst charge) of $22,495.

The 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf is quite similar, with a 35.8 kWh battery, good
for 125 miles (201 km) of EPA range, and an effective base price of $23,845.

Editor’s Note:  We would be remiss to not mention that the “2017” model year
e-Golf just recently arrived in the US and Canada, after being held back for
the majority of the year while waiting on the company to sell-through a
‘whack’ (technical term) of its older 2016 model.  So one needs to consider
that there is a rapid depreciation issue today in buying a “new” 2017 of a
VW lot, especially as the majority of other models have the “2018” tag on
them.

Looking into these EVs’ new range abilities, The Straight Pipes has decided
to review the updated cars side-by-side, during a 200 km (124 mile) range
challenge.

And as it turns out, the e-Golf did the job with a small amount of range
left, while the Focus Electric run out of electrons (further validating the
accuracy of the US/EPA range ratings system to the real world). But
ultimately, the review is much more than just a range comparison.

The Straight Pipes is entertaining in the way it discovers that the e-Golf
is better car in terms of quality, tech, and trunk size – winning the
mini-comparison contest between the two.

The bigger winner is however the absent Hyundai IONIQ Electric, which was
tested earlier and deemed even superior to the e-Golf. The IONIQ Electric,
despite a smaller 28 kWh battery, is a lot more ‘slippery’ on the road, and
therefore has a 124 mile (200 km) EPA range, and an effective price of
$22,835.
[© 2018 MOTORSPORT NETWORK]


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