2017 Volkswagen e-Golf specifications
VW is very serious about electric technology. The auto manufacturer has been making big strides in the electric space, and the future looks promising. In fact, for the e-Golf, it looks like the future is right around the corner as the all-electric hatchback sees big improvement for the upcoming 2017 model year. Don’t take our word for it, see for yourself with these 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf specifications.
2017 e-Golf range improvements
Anytime anybody talks about electric vehicles, they talk about range. Range anxiety is a real thing, but it is mostly overblown. The average driver usually travels under 30 miles per day. Even so, VW is pushing to give the e-Golf even more range with the 2017 model.
Range figures are not finalized yet, but the battery has been upgraded from a 24.2 kWh to a 35.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Volkswagen expects this change to increase the range of the e-Golf by 50% and they are aiming to give 2017 e-Golf drivers 124 miles of range on a single charge. That’s over 4 times the miles that the average driver travels in a day!
e-Golf charging times
For 2017, every e-Golf will now come equipped with a 7.2 kW on-board charger, which means you can charge your battery in under six-hours. With DC Fast Charging, you can charge your battery to 80% in under an hour at properly equipped charging stations. DC Fast Charging is a standard option on the SEL Premium trim, and it’s also available on the SE.
2017 VW e-Golf performance
The e-Golf performance numbers are also getting a boost for 2017. If horsepower interests you, then you will be happy to know that the 2017 e-Golf will have 134 horsepower at its disposal. That’s a lot of power for a sporty hatchback. What’s more, the e-Golf torque will also be increased to an astounding 214 pound-feet of torque.
You can still have fun and buy electric too with the e-Golf. What’s more you’ll have full LED headlights and taillights, an optional 9.2-inch Discover Pro infotainment screen, and with the Driver Assistance Package you also get Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitor Plus with Rear Traffic Alert, High Beam Control, and Lane Departure Warning. The e-Golf is the complete package.