The 2017 e-Golf Starts at $31,315

Volkswagen of America has finally revealed the MSRP for the 2017 e-Golf, which will start at $30,495 plus an $820 destination fee.

The price comes before any of the incentives that the federal and state governments are offering. With a $7,500 federal tax credit the cost of buying an e-Golf drops precipitously. Depending on the state and area that you live in, you can get discounts that lower the price below $10,000, but such cases are limited.

The 2017 e-Golf was the first North American Golf to show off the updated Mk7.5 lines and features a shiny new motor under the hood that now has 35.8 kWh of energy capacity (gotta find a sexier way to say that), up from just 24kWh in the previous model.

The upside is that you get more power and torque. 134 hp and 214 lb-ft of torque, to be exact,  which drops the e-Golf’s 0-60 time to 9.6 seconds.

That motor is good for an EPA estimated range of up to 125 miles on a charge. The 2017 also now comes standard with a heavy duty charger that can get you back up to a full charge in less than six hours, if you have access to a 240V plug.

And the EPA estimates that the average owner will only spend $550 a year charging it.

If you’re in the mood to spend a little more, the e-Golf Limited Edition—which adds DC fast charging capability, leatherette seats, ParkPilot, and more—starts at $33,795. The e-Golf SEL Premium, meanwhile—available with Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, a 12.3-inch infotainment screen, and more—starts at $36,995.