The 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is based upon the redesigned seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf that has yet to take place sale in the U.S. Volkswagen claims that this Golf’s modular MQB architecture was created from the outset to suit different powertrains like an energy motor and batteries, so the lithium-ion battery pack is integrated into a frame in the flooring of the motor vehicle. T.
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Engine and Performance
In place of the new Golf’s gas and diesel engines, the 2015 e-Golf acquires an electric motor whirring out 115 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque. Juice comes from a 24.2-kWh liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack. These figures (especially torque) are far less than that of the Spark EV (140 hp and 400 lb-ft), so we do not expect it to be as fun in the stoplight-to-stoplight drag, which is backed up by the 0-60 time of 10.4 seconds. There are two motoring modes (Eco and Eco+) and also driver-selectable brake regrowth methods for one-pedal driving. VW pegs the steering selection at in between 70 and 90 miles.
VW says the e-Golf can be completely charged in four hours making use of a dedicated 220-volt wallbox in a garage or carport, while a conventional home plug (110 volts) will certainly take approximately 20 hrs; a DC fast-charge alternative is also readily available giving the auto an 80 percent charge in about 30 mins.
There are 3 driving modes– Normal, Eco, and Eco+– that differ power outcome and throttle feedback for enhanced effectiveness, as well as 3 methods of regenerative braking– D1, D2, and D3– that offer differing degrees of regeneration when freewheeling. In Eco mode, optimum electric motor output is chopped to 94 hp, which raises the 0-to-60-mph time to 13.1 seconds, while full blast is restricted to 72 mpg. In Eco+, output is up to 74 hp and full throttle to 56 miles per hour.
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Design and Styling
The e-Golf is conveniently noticeable from its outside styling with a special grille and front fascia, aero-optimized wheels and LED headlights. The cabin also obtains a few changes that include a new instrument collection layout with a touchscreen show that reveals a variety screen, electricity circulation sign and an e-manager that enables the motorist to set future departure times to guarantee correct charge.
However just in case the battery is diminished, VW still has its customers covered with a distinct roadside aid service. If a customer runs the e-Golf from energy within 100 miles of their home, VW will have the motor vehicle dragged to a nearby billing source at no cost and will certainly even pay for a taxi for the consumer, if preferred.
Contrasted with a typical 2015 Volkswagen Golf, the e-Golf has various outside changes for the sake of aerodynamics. In advance there is a closed-off front grille, underneath there is additional underbody paneling, and out back there is a rear spoiler and just what Volkswagen calls “air vanes” at the C-Pillar to manage airflow. Other changes to the e-Golf include LED fronts lights, unique 16-inch alloy tires, and a low-speed noise alert device and re-worked sound deadening to balance the electricity motor’s near-silent operation.
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf – Release date
It’s VW’s initial electricity providing and should run in the mid to upper $20s, which is comparable to other subcompacts electrics however beyond what other Golfs. The gas Golf begins at $18,095; the Golf TDI begins at $24,495. With so many fuel-efficient engine alternatives one one version, can the electric make much ground with the anticipated greater price point?
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Price
VW says it will be available in “select states” in Spring 2014. Maybe California just or the EV 8 of California, New York, Massachussets, Maryland, Oregon, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Vermont. So not in Illinois. The 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf will arrive in the U.S. a couple of months after the conventional 2015 Volkswagen Golf is introduced in the U.S. in the 2nd quarter of 2014. Seek Volkswagen’s initial EV in the U.S. at its official debut in Los Angeles on November 20.
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