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Updated Volkswagen E-Golf Now In UK Showrooms

In the UK, the all-electric car that looks almost identical to a regular Volkswagen Golf is doing well. The e-Golf is considered to be the electrified “centerpiece” of the German manufacturer’s choices. The e-Golf was originally presented in 2014. VW reports that in its latest guise, the zero-emission e-Golf has new battery technology. Gas2 earlier reported that the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf goes 50% further on a single battery charge. The new e-Golf also has a host of connectivity features both in the car and in the customer’s hand via the ubiquitous smartphone — everything from warming or cooling the EV remotely to interesting security features. The price also makes the electrified VW a valuable find.

In the UK, the all-electric car that looks almost identical to a regular Volkswagen Golf is doing well. The e-Golf is considered to be the electrified “centerpiece” of the German manufacturer’s choices. The e-Golf was originally presented in 2014. VW reports that in its latest guise, the zero-emission e-Golf has new battery technology. Gas2 earlier reported that the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf goes 50% further on a single battery charge. The new e-Golf also has a host of connectivity features both in the car and in the customer’s hand via the ubiquitous smartphone — everything from warming or cooling the EV remotely to interesting security features.

The price also makes the electrified VW a valuable find. It’s available to order at Volkswagen’s nationwide network of specialist e-Retailers in the UK as follows: £32,190 RRP OTR, or £27,690 with the Plug-in Car Grant included. Some dealers offer an even better deal, though.

“Participating Volkswagen e-Retailers are offering a deposit contribution of £1,000 at 4.9% APR representative on the updated e-Golf when the customer purchases the car using Volkswagen Financial Services’ Solutions Personal Contract Plan,” a press release from VW notes. Here are more details from that release:

“A range of 186 miles is quoted from the official New European Driving Cycle, while with driving style and other parameters considered the range is effectively 124 miles. This is achieved thanks to an increase in the energy capacity of the e-Golf’s lithium-ion battery from 24.2 kWh to 35.8 kWh.

“Power is increased to 100 kW, or 136 PS. This is up 15 kW in comparison to the previous generation e-Golf. That means the performance figures are improved too, with the 0 to 62 mph time now 9.6 seconds and a top speed, where the law permits, of 93 mph. Torque is boosted from 270 Nm to 290 Nm. As before, the drive is via a single-speed gearbox.”

That 124-mile range ensures the e-Golf is practical for most if not all commuter journeys. I agree. I have less than that on my 2015 Nissan LEAF (84 miles) and do fine as a commuter in auto-dependent Florida.

The e-Golf battery can be “fast charged” with a DC fast charging station using the CCS standard. It can go from empty to 80% full in just 45 minutes when a 40 kW DC fast charger is used.

For more regular charging, a 7.2 kilowatt charger is now standard equipment on SE and SEL Premium models. That means the battery can be fully charged in fewer than 6 hours using a “Level 2” 240 volt charger. Charging from empty to full from a wall-box charging station takes about 5 hours and 20 minutes. It’s convenient during the working day or overnight.

Drivers can also enjoy more convenience through Volkswagen’s Car-Net smartphone app. The app makes it possible for the e-Golf owner to use various functions of their vehicle without being in the e-Golf. Start or stop the air conditioning from outside even a locked car. “They can also set the preferred time for charging to start and stop. And the most recent parking location of the e-Golf is displayed at the touch of a button.”

For more details, the full press release is here.

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Cynthia Shahan started writing after previously doing research and publishing work on natural birth practices. (Several unrelated publications) She is a licensed health care provider. She studied and practiced both Waldorf education, and Montessori education, mother of four unconditionally loving spirits, teachers, and environmentally conscious beings born with spiritual insights and ethics beyond this world. (She was able to advance more in this way led by her children.)

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