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I built an electric Moped the past year and a half with a range of about 15 miles. We had a flood at our new house (didn't know it did that when we bought it) and my old 2007 ICE VW Golf got flooded and totaled. I can't afford a Tesla and think the the Egolf is a good replacement for the most part. Has anyone had any experiences with a 2016 VW EGolf? The range says about 80 miles. I would love to purchase it and drive it for a few years, then eventually upgrade the battery with new technology or just another golf battery.

My wife and I already have a newer Subaru Forester, so this would just be around town driving for the most part.

Any recommendations and/or suggestions?
Thanks!
 

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I have no experience with the e-Golf, but I'll just note that it has the lowest battery capacity and thus shortest range of current production EVs, and the 2016 still has the original (24 kWh?) battery rather than the larger (36 kWh) battery of the current version. That could work for just short local trips. I think the 2015-2016 version also has no liquid cooling for the battery - it's very similar to a Leaf.
 

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That is a good point. Probably why it's cheap. I guess I am wondering if I can buy it now and maybe adding the higher range battery later? I mean, I'm ok with the range for now.
 

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I bought a 2014 Fiat 500e which has same electrics (Bosch and samsung batteries) as the golf and the i3 as far as I can tell. Gets around 85 miles Max. Definitely isn’t like a Leaf, as it has liquid cooled batteries. I love the car and got it for next to nothing. I think the golf would be great!
 
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