Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo

New Volkswagen e-Golf brings increased power and range

By / 2 years ago / New Cars / No Comments

Volkswagen has revealed its new e-Golf at the Los Angeles Auto Show, which offers around a 50% longer driving rage plus a boost in power and extra technology including gesture control.

Volkswagen e-Golf

The new VW e-Golf’s ‘estimated real-world driving range’ in the USA is 125 miles

Following last week’s reveal of the 2017 Golf, the new e-Golf also introduces a sharpened design for the front and rear including new full-LED headlights and full-LED tail lights.

It also gains increased range. Driving range under the NEDC cycle increases around 50% to 187 miles while USA tests on the ‘estimated real-world driving range’ measures it as 125 miles (EPA).

Power has also been increased and the electric motor now develops 100kW, up 15kW from the original version of the e-Golf. At the same time, the maximum torque of the electric motor has been boosted from 199b.ft to 214b.ft, giving it a 0-62mph time of 9.6 seconds (previously: 10.4 seconds) and a top speed up to 93mph from 87mph.

The e-Golf also features a new lithium-ion battery with energy capacity increased from 24.2 kWh to 35.8 kWh. The battery can be charged to 80% capacity within an hour at a CCS charging station (DC, 40 kW). A full charge from a wallbox (AC,7.2 kW) takes less than six hours.

Technology updates see the e-Golf become the world’s first battery-electric car with an infotainment system that offers gesture control as standard, according to VW, and comes with a 9.2-inch system. The e-Golf also features the Active Info Display as standard, replacing the previous analogue instruments. There’s also an e-Remote that enables drivers to start/stop battery charging and air conditioning remotely.

Sales are expected to start in early 2017.

For more of the latest industry news, click here.

Related Posts

Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.