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.
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.
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.
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.