Still hoping for EPA/CARB TDI certifications. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Mar. 1, 2015 2016 VW e-Golf - $29,815 to start while offering owners 83 miles all-electric range (AER). Like the SEL, the e-Golf Limited Edition is built upon the same Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) platform as the rest of the Golf family. It is also powered by the same 115 hp and 199 lb-ft. electric motor with energy storage provided by the same 24.2 kWh Li-Ion traction battery. Changes compared with the SEL Premium include 16-inch steel wheels in place of the alloys, halogen headlamps instead of Hi/Low beam LEDs, cloth in place of leatherette seat, and the high tech heat-pump system has been removed. The rest of the SEL including the following remains the same. DC Fast Charging with the Combined Charging System (CCS) that allows up to 80 percent charge from flat in 30 minutes Standard 7.2kW onboard charger 22.8 cu. ft. of cargo volume behind the rear seats and 52.7 cu. ft. with them folded “Normal”, “Eco”, and “Eco+” driving profiles plus three driver-selectable regeneration modes Proximity key with push-button start Navigation system LED DRLs Dual-zone auto climate Electronic parking brake Electrically heated windshield Automatic headlamps and wipers Rearview camera Front and rear Park Distance Control The e-Golf Limited Edition achieves the same EPA (MPGe) of 126 city, 105 highway, and 116 combined and 83 miles on a single charge. Charging solutions from Bosch and Chargepoint, along with a new Roadside Assistance program and the VW Car-Net e-Golf app are designed to make owning the e-Golf as easy as owning anything else. VW February 2016 Sales Overview Volkswagen reported sales of 22,321 vehicles in February, down 13.2 percent below the 25,710 vehicles sold in February of 2015. Year to date, the company has sold 42,400 vehicles, down 13.8 percent from the 49,214 sold through the same period of 2015. VW February 2016 Sales Highlights The e-Golf was purchased by 198 new owners, up 52.3 percent over the 130 sold in February of 2015. Year to date, 526 e-Golf’s have been purchased, up 69.1 percent over the 311 sold through the same period of 2015. In February GM and especially Chrysler picked up significant market share while Kia's rise is coming out of Hyundai's hide. U.S. February 2016 Sales vs. February 2015 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 14 Automobile Manufacturers GM February 2016 Sales Down 1.5% with 227,825 Vehicles Sold Ford February 2016 Sales Up 20.1% with 209,153 Vehicles Sold Toyota February 2016 Sales Up 4.1% with 187,954 Vehicles Sold FCA February 2016 Sales Up 11.8% with 182,879 Vehicles Sold Nissan February 20165 Sales Up 10.5% with 130,911 Vehicles Sold Honda February 2016 Sales Up 12.8% with 118,985 Vehicles Sold Hyundai February 2016 Sales Up 1.0% with 53,009 Vehicles Sold Kia February 2016 Sales Up 13.0% with 49,737 Vehicles Sold Subaru February 2016 Sales Up 1.6% with 42,011 Vehicles Sold Mercedes-Benz February 2016 Sales Down 0.5% with 25,632 Vehicles Sold BMW February 2016 Sales Down 12.4% with 25,337 Vehicles Sold VW February 2016 Sales Down 13.2% with 22,321 Vehicles Sold Mazda February 2016 Sales Down 16.0% with 21,544 Vehicles Sold Audi February 2016 Sales Up 2.3% with 11,718 Vehicles Sold In February, notice how Nissan is increasing the sales gap over Honda and Kia not only overtook Subaru but is quickly coming up on Hyundai’s heels. The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles in February was 17.7 million vehicles.