E-Golf?!

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Simon
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E-Golf?!

Postby Simon » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:22 pm

Views and experiences sought please!

Considering swapping my Macan for an e-Golf. Purpose of swap would be to reduce cost of ownership (by enough to warrant th swap). A few details to explain...

Macan GTS prob worth £55-60k now. Losing £5k per year in depreciation?? Costs maybe £2k per year to run inc fuel etc (we dont go far!)

E-golf as company car would be £300 per month and about £1k per year BIK. Running costs per year maybe £1000.

Thoughts?

Will the current tax breaks for pure electric cars stop soon? Will pure electric cars tank with depreciation as next gen tech appears?

verysideways
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Re: E-Golf?!

Postby verysideways » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:06 pm

I think electric cars that are designed electric are very different to cars which aren’t - the Golf is still a Golf so will appeal to people who want to change but can’t stand the oddities of new electric cars like the i3 and Twizy and so on.
But then it’s perhaps not as radical as a ZOË or a Leaf, which I think bridges the gap somewhat.
Would it have to be an e-Golf?

I think swapping the Macan out when it’s still worth strong money and before any out-of-warranty bills creep in is a good idea, and the benefits of all electric won’t be taken away anytime soon... but just not convinced about the Golf.