Improvements to the e-Golf for 2017
2017 VW e-Golf range
From the very beginning, the e-Golf has been an exciting addition to the Volkswagen lineup, and now things are about to get even more exciting with the 2017 model. Volkswagen is pushing the electric vehicle to new heights with the latest in electric technology. See the results for yourself in these 2017 VW e-Golf range and performance figures.
Increased range for the 2017 e-Golf
Though the range figures for the 2017 model are not finalized yet, VW is expecting big things for its sporty electric car. To get things started VW chose to upgrade the previous 24.2 kWh lithium-ion battery to a 35.8 kWh version.
Volkswagen expects this to increase the range of the 2017 e-Golf by 50% and the auto manufacturer is aiming for a total range of 124 miles on a single charge. That’s farther than most drivers travel in four days.
On top of that, the 7.2 kW on-board charger will become a standard feature on both the SE and SEL Premium trims. This will let you charge up in less than six hours at a charging station. Fast DC charging (available on SE and standard on SEL Premium) will speed up that process further enabling you to charge to 80% in one hour at properly equipped charging stations.
2017 e-Golf horsepower and torque
The horsepower and the torque are also getting a bump for the 2017 model year in this amazing electric car. In the 2017 model year, the e-Golf will be capable of generating 134 horsepower which is 19 horsepower more than its predecessor. The torque is also getting a bump from 199 pound-feet to 214 pound-feet.
All of this power and capability adds up. Not only will the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf have a top speed of 93 miles per hour, but it will also go from 0-60 mph in a blistering 9.6 seconds. That’s a full second faster than the 2016 model.
When and where can you buy the 2017 e-Golf?
Volkswagen has yet to establish a solid timeline on when we can expect the latest e-Golf to arrive on dealership lots, but we expect it to start arriving within the first half of this year. Though the 2017 models are not out yet, the 2016 e-Golf still remains an impressive electric car, and you can find yours at Stevens Creek Volkswagen in San Jose, CA today!