One by one, the newly revised Golf models are becoming available with range being completed with the new e-Golf.
Compared to its predecessor, the new version offers more power, longer range and additional standard features. Prices start at € 35.900 (in Germany).
Now equipped with a 35.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, increased from 24.2 kWh the driving range has increased to 300 kilometres or 186miles using the NEDC Calculation. This equates to approximately 140miles in the real world and increases the potential range by 50 per cent.
The e-Golf’s electric motor now develops 100 kW/136 PS, which is 15 kW/20 PS more than in the previous model enabling the compact car to sprint to 60mph in 9.6 seconds.
Externally little has changed with the with new LED headlights and LED tail lights, internally new owners can find an improved standard specification including, among others “Front Assist” incl. City Emergency Braking with the new Pedestrian Monitoring, a multi-function steering wheel (in leather) and Volkswagen Media Control.
Other new features in the e-Golf are the optional Active Info Display (digital instruments similar to Audi‘s Virtual Cockpit) and the standard 9.2-inch Discover Pro infotainment system that is now operated by gesture control.
The e-Golf heats interior air with an electrical heating unit – as in other electric vehicles. It offers the same familiar level of comfort, even at temperatures below freezing.
If the driver wants to warm up the car while it is plugged in and charging, this can be done with the “Car-Net e-Remote” remote control app via a smartphone. This function preserves the charge of the battery by heating the car with energy directly from the grid.
To improve range even further an optional heat pump warms the vehicle interior using ambient air and lost heat from the power unit. A heat pump reduces electrical consumption and improves the driving range in specifically cold weather.