Volkswagen is presenting the latest generation of the e-Golf in a world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Compared to its predecessor, the new zero-emission vehicle offers more power, longer range and more features (fully digital instruments and world’s first electric car with gesture control). e-Golf will now cover up to 200 kilometres or more in everyday driving on one battery charge – depending on driving style and the use of air conditioning. This represents a range extension of around 50 per cent.
Volkswagen is employing a new lithium-ion battery whose energy capacity has been increased from 24.2 kWh to 35.8 kWh.The battery can be charged to 80 per cent capacity within an hour at a CCS charging station (DC, 40 kW). When charged overnight or during the work day from a wallbox (AC,7.2 kW), the battery is ready to go again with 100 per cent capacity in less than six hours. The energy is converted into forward propulsion more impressively than ever. The electric motor now develops 100 kW, which is 15 kW more power than the first version of the e-Golf. At the same time, the maximum torque of the electric motor has been boosted from 270 Nm to 290 Nm.