I have wanted to get an electric car for a while now. With their supercharger network, a Tesla Model 3 would be the logical choice but it’s $36k and I wouldn’t want to spend any more than $15k on any car. Two years ago, I put down a deposit (that they never gave back to me) on a Sondors EV. I think that they are still trying to ship something but it definitely isn’t happening anytime soon. After the failure of Sondors, I started to look at the BMW i3. You can buy an i3 all day long for under $15k and you can get it with a “range extender” (a small motor bike engine under the trunk that charges the battery).
With the downturn in the economy tanking car prices, I started watching autotrader for deals again and I noticed the VW e-Golf. It is a converted gas car that is only sold in 10 states (Wisconsin isn’t one of them). Most of the e-Golfs in the used market seem to be former lease cars that came out of California. In 2017, VW updated the car to increase the range from 83mi to 125mi. I managed to find a 2016 model in Indiana for $10,640. Of course, I also had to pay $700 to have it delivered but that isn’t a big issue.
I am probably going to write a few more posts as I figure things out with charging. Have a question, comment, etc? Feel free to drop a comment, below.