Test Drive of the VW Electric Golf — Volkswagen e-Golf

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Volkswagen e-Golf


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Test Drive of the VW Electric

Written by Philip Proefrock on

While on the west coast for the press tour. I had the chance to the company’s new electric Golf. The is scheduled to be available as part of the Volkswagen line. At present, is a pilot fleet of about 20 of cars that are being by VW employees as part of a study things such as usage and charging before the vehicle is for general release. The test including the vehicle that I was built using the 6th generation body, but the production version use the 7th generation Golf as vehicle

My test drive of the E-Golf was a couple of miles, since were a couple dozen who wanted to have a chance for a so it needed to be constrained, but I still got a of driving this car similar to of the other EVs I’ve driven. had the opportunity to drive a number of vehicles, though many of experiences have been on the indoor driving track has been available at the NAIAS in and I’ve been a passenger in a few demonstration EVs that weren’t for general driving.

Volkswagen e-Golf

The E-Golf has an interesting regenerative system that is more — and more like a car with a manual transmission than usual with EVs I’ve encountered, which to behave like a car with an transmission. When coasting, the will begin to regeneratively the batteries. However, the driver can use a of paddle switches on the steering to increase the level of regenerative the car provides, recapturing progressively energy back to the batteries and the car more quickly with step. This would some getting used to one became proficient with it, but it back a level of engagement to the experience that most EVs have.

The E-Golf has a 26.5 kilowatt-hour battery and an estimated range of 93 For the test fleet, VW is also an iPhone with special app to the owner to check the battery’s status, regulate the car’s temperature, gauge how much time is left, or even start the charging procedure.

More about the sound by the E-Golf will be coming

[Ed. Note: Volkswagen for the travel and lodging for my trip to SF I gathered some of the information for story.]

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