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Old July 11th, 2019, 16:10   #46
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All of us that are getting the $10K off MSRP had to take VW financing. Planning on paying it off at the first payment.

KLXD, I don’t think any dealer I contacted read what I entered and requested before contacting me.
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Old July 11th, 2019, 22:06   #47
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Yep, $10k off of $32.8k. He didn't know anything about the rebates. I'll have to check that out myself. I wonder how much more they'll come down.

Check the fine print. You may not be able to pay it off that quick without a penalty.

I get power from the LA DWP not Edison so I have to see what they offer.

CA isn't giving anything now so I have to see if you get on a list for when the money's available again or if you have to wait to buy until it is.

Then there's the cost of the charging outlet. I'd do it myself but I have no idea what they cost.

Is it just 240 AC and the rectifier's built into the car? I haven't found that yet.
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Old July 12th, 2019, 07:11   #48
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Costco sells a charging unit but I have no idea how it's hooked up to your service or if the plugs will work on the VW.
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Old July 12th, 2019, 08:22   #49
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The literature says the eGolf comes with a 7.2kW onboard charger. So you'd want a 40 or 50 amp 240V circuit for home charging. I see the eGolf has a top speed of 85 mph, which while perfectly adequate, seems a bit low. I do think it is one of the best looking EV's currently available. And affordable with all the discounts, rebates, and tax incentives.
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The literature says the eGolf comes with a 7.2kW onboard charger. So you'd want a 40 or 50 amp 240V circuit for home charging. I see the eGolf has a top speed of 85 mph, which while perfectly adequate, seems a bit low. I do think it is one of the best looking EV's currently available. And affordable with all the discounts, rebates, and tax incentives.
7.2KW charging is at 32 amps but you can of course charge slower. I just picked up a ClipperCreek 20A charger used for a good price. This will charge in 1/4 the time vs the level 1 110V charger the car comes with and only needs a 30A 240V circuit.

The top speed depends on which mode you have the car in. Eco tops out at 75mph which I ran into today on the way home. "Hmm, feels likes a flat spot - oh wait, I'm in Eco mode. . . . ". Eco+ is I think 61 mph.

Today on my commute home, 48 miles in 1.5 hours, completely grid locked and creepy slow for most of it, the joys of an e-car and 'single speed' transmission was evident. Quiet, air conditioned, essentially one pedal driving with the regen set to level 3. Effortless and smoothly driving at any speed, even walking speed. So glad I wasn't in my 03' Jetta Tdi 5spd.

Been averaging 4.6 miles/KWH on my 95% freeway commute and this is staying with a pack of cars doing 75.
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Old July 16th, 2019, 19:17   #51
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I charge a Leaf and a Golf at 20 amps with one charger and that works just fine for us. It depends on your daily mileage and how fast you need the turn around time to be when you arrive home.
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