2017 Volkswagen E-Golf: Characterised By Very Extensive Standard Equipment

May 18, 2017 06:47 AM EDT | Anthony Hunter


The 2017 Volkswagen E-Golf is the second generation of the electric car. It offers an increased driving range, new design details, higher power output, and a digitalized interior features.

As mentioned, the car's exterior and interior has also been modified and further customized. This model is equipped with an all new 9.2-inch Discover Pro flagship infotainment system along with gesture control. It also comes with unique instruments that are tailored to the electric driving system.

The essential component of this model is the new lithium-ion battery. It comes with an energy capacity that has been increased from to 35.8 kWh from 24.2 kWh from the previous model. In addition, the car's agility has also been improved. Meanwhile, the car's new electric motor has a total output of 100 kW (136 PS), and an increased torque of 290 Nm, which is previously 270 Nm.

The 2017 Volkswagen E-Golf's high level of agility is noticeable when pulling away. As to its acceleration, it goes to 80 km/h in just a span of 6.9 seconds, and after 9.6 seconds, the car moves at 100 km/h. The car's top speed is 150 km/h, which has gained 10 km/h. Despite the added power and driving range, the vehicle's combined electrical consumption has stayed constantly low at 12.7 kWh per 100 km.

Charging of the car's battery depends on the electrical power source. When it is connected to a standard 230-V socket, it takes 13 hours 15 minutes to reach up to 80 percent of its capacity. While charging on a station at 7.2 kW, it usually takes 4 hours and 15 minutes. Meanwhile, when connected to a CCS (Combined Charging System) station at 40 kW, it typically takes only 45 minutes to reach 80 percent of its charging capacity.

The new generation of technology in the 2017 Volkswagen E-Golf is also beneficial for personal use. It just means that all owners of the sustainable four-door vehicle are ideally equipped even for very long road journeys and transport tasks with Volkswagen's supplemental mobility program. This car is clearly sufficient for practically any trip in Europe.


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