The 2017 e-Golf Gets a Major Upgrade

February 16th, 2017 by

The Volkswagen e-Golf has been one of the top electric vehicles in the industry since it came out more than 5 years ago. It’s a solid vehicle with a decent range and a whole lot to offer to drivers looking for a way to get away from fossil fuels. It received an upgrade a short while ago that bumped the vehicle’s range up near 80 miles on a single charge. Well not the latest e-Golf is being released in places like Germany, and the range is even higher still. The latest e-Golf is more refined, more powerful, offers a major range boost and is worth looking at seriously if you want an EV.

The Range Boost

Up from around 80 miles on a charge, this EV can no travel between 125 miles and 180 miles at a maximum. That’s a huge improvement to range, and it’s something that most drivers will be happy about. Just about everyone will be able to use the electric vehicle for commuting purposes now, which means that it’s a whole lot more useful for regular workers looking for a way to curb their gasoline use. In order to achieve the higher range, Volkswagen cut down on weight here and there, and worked in a larger battery. It has a total capacity of 35.8 Kilowatt hours, which is a nice capacity improvement.

More Safety Features

Safety is vitally important to most drivers and improved safety features make for a better and more reliable vehicle to drive around. That’s why it’s good to see that the latest e-Golf comes with enhanced features that you simply will not find on too many other vehicles. The car comes with pedestrian scan features that look out for pedestrians and other obstacles in the road. The radar system picks up on these obstacles and then applies the brakes to slow the vehicle down. The setup will help prevent more accidents without changing the way that people drive too much.

More Powerful than Ever

The new e-Golf isn’t packed with a huge amount of power, but it comes with about 20 HP more to work with. That means that you can travel from 0 to 62 in 9.6 seconds, and you can accelerate comfortably to travel in most speeds. There’s no reason to worry about taking too long to merge into traffic or to travel around in general. The e-Golf should feel light on its feet and should be pretty fun to drive as well.

There’s a lot to love about the latest e-Golf, but there is still no release date for the United States yet. The same features are expected to be included on the U.S. vehicle, but we’ll have to wait a bit longer before taking one out for a spin on U.S. soil.

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