What’s New on the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf?
The 2017 VW e-Golf made its world debut at Automobility LA and when compared to its predecessor, the 2017 e-Golf improved its driving range, added more power and new features. The Volkswagen e-Golf is a pure electric vehicle that offers the same styling and practicality of the Golf model but it just doesn’t run on fuel. The new battery for the 2017 VW e-Golf increases the range by about 50 percent which is a huge jump for an all-electric vehicle. All of the new features on the 2017 e-Golf show Volkswagen’s commitment to provide an affordable and practical electric vehicle.
2017 VW e-Golf Battery and Driving Range
The 2017 VW e-Golf is using a new lithium-ion battery whose energy capacity has been increased from 24.2 kWh to 35.8 kWh. With an increase of about 50 percent, the 2017 e-Golf has a driving range of up to 124 miles on a single charge. The 7.2 kWh on-board charger is now standard on both SE and SEL Premium trims, which enables the battery to be fully charged in less than 6 hours at a traditional charging station. When equipped with DC Fast Charging, the battery can be charged to 80 percent within an hour at a DC fast charging station.
2017 VW e-Golf Technology Features
The 2017 VW e-Golf offers new, high-tech features like the fully digital and interactive Volkswagen Digital Cockpit. The system shows all instruments on a 12.3-inch color screen. There are different information profiles which change the type of information displayed and the graphics in certain areas. The available Discover Pro infotainment system has a large 9.2-inch glass display with a completely new design. For the first time, it is possible to individually configure the home screen. It will also feature the innovative gesture control system.
No official word on the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf’s release date. Along with the other members of the Golf family, the 2017 e-Golf did receive design changes for the new model year. Once we hear when the 2017 VW e-Golf will be available we will update our blog, until then check out other current Volkswagen news!