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2017 VW e-Golf can now travel up to 124 miles

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VW, like almost every other automaker is working on an electric car that will be able to beat the 200 mile barrier, but for now VW still has the e-Golf. While the updated 2017 e-Golf won't be able to travel as far as the Chevy Bolt, it has been improved with a battery that gives it a 50 percent longer driving range.

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The 2017 e-Golf's battery has been upgraded from 24.2 kWh to 35.8 kWh, which is good for a driving range around 124 miles. That puts the e-Golf ahead of the updated BMW i3 and better than the Nissan Leaf. The e-Golf's electric motor has also been upgraded with 19 more horsepower to 134 horsepower and torque has increased to 214 pound-feet from 199 lb-ft. That means the new e-Golf can now reach 0-60 mph a second faster at 9.6 seconds and a top speed of 93 mph.

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VW has also added new technology on the inside with its 12.3-inch Digital Cockpit that replaces the traditional gauges and a 9.2-inch Discover Pro infotainment system. On the outside the 2017 e-Golf gets new bumpers, front fenders and LED headlights and taillights.

Source: VW

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