Volkswagen begins EGolf pilot program in three US cities zero emission motoring — Volkswagen e-Golf

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Volkswagen e-Golf


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Nine-month pilot evaluates prototype electric models in three key markets as of BEV research program

Volkswagen of today announced that it begin a pilot scheme to 20 prototype E-Golf Battery Vehicles over a nine-month in select locations in the U.S. of these vehicles will be to selected Volkswagen employees the time period. By studying use across multiple geographical Volkswagen will monitor the of climate conditions, driving and energy performance; the data and gained during the scheme be used in the final development of EV technology applications.

The E-Golf pilot program take place in the Detroit San Francisco, and Washington D.C. beginning in April.

Volkswagen e-Golf

In addition to the vehicle itself, users also test specific designed for the E-Golf. For example, charging stations will be at the employees’ homes to charge the Each E-Golf will be with an iPhone® and a dedicated allowing the user to check the charging status, regulate the internal temperature, gauge how charging time is left, or remotely start the charging Finally, Volkswagen has set up a web portal to the fleet test to support the 24/7 in case of specific and in order to allow users to their feedback on the E-Golf.

“As a part of our Think strategy, the Volkswagen brand has an undeniable commitment towards in technologies that will improve fuel efficiency and emissions,” said Jonathan President and CEO, Volkswagen of America. “This E-Golf fleet will provide feedback on these vehicles will prove essential in our efforts and in the drive towards mobility.”

“During this test we examine in detail all the technical and aspects of typical consumers electric vehicles on an everyday said Dr Rudolf Krebs, Vice president and Head of Group E-Traction. “For a market launch of electric the way that home chargers are is very important, along easy access to public infrastructure. For the U.S. we also to recognize the specific legal as well as the different characteristics of the supply: both the reduced mains supply and the type of plugs.”

About the E-Golf

The E-Golf just like a four-door with seating for five It is driven by an electric motor delivers a strong 199 pound-feet of power for the electric motor from a lithium-ion battery an energy capacity of 26.5 The battery itself consists of 180 The E-Golf has an estimated driving of 93 miles; however, the specific will depend on driving and factors such as the use of air conditioning and The vehicle has a number of features help ensure energy is while driving: the vehicle can whenever the driver releases the pedal; there are three modes; and there are three for regenerative braking, where energy is recaptured into the Charging is accomplished via a plug behind the gas cap on the right rear

Volkswagen e-Golf
Volkswagen e-Golf

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