Volkswagen introduced earlier this yr that there would be no 2020 product yr e-Golfing bought in this article, properly killing the electric powered hatchback in the U.S. Today, VW suggests it’s ending around the world manufacturing of the e-Golf to make way for the new ID.3.
Two production facilities (Dresden and Wolfsburg) developed the e-Golfing in excess of the several years, churning out a full of 145,561. The last just one rolled off the line at the Transparent Manufacturing facility in Dresden, which is fitting thinking about it’s the similar manufacturing facility that will be making ID.3s by January. Other highlight styles from this manufacturing unit involve the Volkswagen Phaeton and Bentley Flying Spur.
The photographs at the best present the final e-Golfing painted up in Uranogrey paint. VW’s electrical hatch by no means actually caught on in the U.S. Its low 125-mile variety and in the same way disappointing 134-horsepower electric motor shoulders most of the blame for that outcome. A new ID.3 can be had with as significantly as 342 miles of range (on the WLTP cycle) and 201 horsepower.
We won’t get the ID.3, but the gulf in overall performance between it and the e-Golf illustrates how considerably VW has occur in EVs considering the fact that 2014. VW is sending us the ID.4 in its place, a crossover that is extra suited to American preferences.