I am sure the deals on the eGolf are precisely because they are closer to emissions limit. When you can lease an eGolf for less than a Zoe you know it is a good deal@proddick Thanks for the correction that the car is not technically on 'run out'.
Because the ID3 is not coming until mid-2020 would it be too cynical to suggest that VAG is discounting hard the e-Golf because it is all they have to offer at the moment to bring down their fleet average emissions?
They are bound to be under pressure since their engines are not as clean as they used to pretend they were prior to Diesel-Gate and the advent of new testing methods for EURO6 compliance. The fines for breaching fleet emissions are so huge, heavy discounting may be a very cost effective route for VAG to take.
Two factors are playing against them - the decline of diesel sales (which has lower emissions) and the increase in SUV and crossover sales (which have higher emissions).