From one of Club Founders, Arun Bhat S- Almost a year since I took delivery of my #KonaElectric. Anybody who can afford to buy an EV definitely should. The driving experience with the instant torque is so addictive. I have literally not driven my Audi Q3 since I got the Kona Electric. 20,000+ happy kilometres. In all 3 visits to the service center. 5K and 10K were just mere check-ups. Now done with the 20K/1 year service. The service center literally had nothing else to do, just asked them to patch up a tyre that had a screw in it .Then got the interior and exterior cleaned and waxed. Now the interesting part and what everyone would want to know. Kharcha kitna hua? A whopping INR 1043! i.e. 0.051/km😱. Bankwupt😑. Included compulsory sanitisation. Some greasing and consumables during service. A tire patch up. Wiper fluid top up. Just 3 words- ICE is dead. Oh and it's charged from Solar🔆
Hey Tesla Club India, one month ago my wife and myself went to Wolfsburg and got our electrical Golf. We had ordered it last year in November. Was quite exciting. We use it as the daily commuter for my wife. She does 160km a day. The real range in summer of the eGOLF is about 230-240km. So she can do the daily trip w/o charging in between --> only home charging. The e-Golf is a 100% BEV - however it is not full breed: it is based on the ICE GOLF - VW took out the ICE propulsion and substituted it with a battery electric one. Hence it is not an iphone on wheels - as a TESLA. But I must say: I am pretty impressed so far. You get a VW GOLF with all it's high quality and robustness that was converted into a BEV. OK - the navigation system shows you the petrol filling stations (even with little symbols of the brand) - but this doesn't bother me. If you get along with the ~230km of range the car is great. For sure we ordered the quick charging option (CCS plug). Hence we can charge for free at a local shopping center (I reported in a separate article here in the forum) - during a shopping tour we charge 150km... That's quite cool. Here in Germany a significant government bonus for BEVs is available. On top VW reduced the list price of the e-GOLF by 4000€ and you can also negotiate a personal deal with your local dealer. All in all you can thus save up to 30% (depends on your skills of negotiating and the configuration of your car). I have done a small YouTube video on our first experiences with the e-GOLF. I'm happy to answer any questions concerning the car... https://youtu.be/mNdTJfxsK7w Cheers!