The new e-Golf
Range and power boosted significantly
Hong Kong – The most popular car in Europe has also been available as a zero emission vehicle since 2014: the e-Golf. Now comes the second generation of the electric car. The new e-Golf offers significantly increased driving range, higher power output, new design details and a digitalized interior world.
The most important aspect first: the driving range in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) is now 300 kilometers – previously this figure was 190 kilometers.
An essential component of the e-Golf is the new lithium-ion battery. Its energy capacity has been increased from 24.2 kWh to 35.8 kWh compared to the previous model. Not only have the e-Golf’s battery capacity and driving range been improved, so has its agility. The new electric motor has an output of 100 kW (136 PS) instead of 85 kW (115 PS), and its torque has been increased as well.
As is usual for electric vehicles, their maximum torque output is available immediately – that is, it does not depend on rev levels. In the e-Golf, the torque figure is 290 Nm (previously 270 Nm). Its high level of agility is especially noticeable when pulling away; the e-Golf accelerates to 80 km/h in just 6.9 seconds. After 9.6 seconds, the Volkswagen is moving at 100 km/h (previous model: 10.4 s). Despite the added power and driving range, combined electrical consumption has remained constantly low at 12.7 kWh per 100 km.
The time needed to charge the battery depends on the electrical power source. A charging station at 7.2 kW takes around 5 hours 20 minutes. When connected to a CCS (Combined Charging System) station at 40 kW, it takes just 45 minutes to reach an 80 percent charge.
Like the exterior, the interior of the e-Golf has also been. The electric vehicle has the new 8-inch Discover Media infotainment system that supports navigation with Hong Kong map. For the first time, the e-Golf is also being offered with the Active Info digital cockpit.
LED headlights and LED tail lights with dynamic indicator lights are standard in the new e-Golf. Priced from HK$449,980, it is now available to order.
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