2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Reviews
Volkswagen is electrifying Europe's most productive automobile ever: the Golfing. The best-seller with revenues of more than 30 million models to the title so marches to become the Volkswagen e-Golfing with push technologies that provides zero tailpipe emissions. Volkswagen is observing the whole world premiere of the eGolf in the 2013 Global Motor Show in Frankfurt. Also creating its public debut in the IAA is an alternative battery powered electrical Volkswagen, the e-upwards!. From now on, Volkswagen will therefore be providing in its automobiles every type of drive system important in the whole world nowadays.
Agile and efficient
Both agile and productive, the Volkswagen e-Golfing shows best-in-type qualities in the off, leading the way in which using a low-power usage amount of 12.7 kW/100 kilometers. As a result of a specially revolutionary total technological structure, enhanced aerodynamics (audio CD = 0.281) and perfected rolling resistance, the Volkswagen is therefore 10% more power-saving compared to the finest steel-constructed immediate rival. Because, the eGolf are going to be cruising by springtime 2014 (after the European launching starts) tremendously economically throughout the towns of the whole world (launchings in Asia and The United States follow within late 2014 / early 2015). Energy prices: around EUR3.28 per 100 kilometre.
First Volkswagen against all-LED headlights
The LED headlights are more power-efficient than xenon systems, yet generate even more light. Additionallie exceptionally energy-efficient are the similarly typical LED daytime running lights with their C-molded layout, a trademark characteristic of the corporation's electric vehicles. Another outstanding characteristic is the underside strip across the radiator grille.
A great company in nomadic regular life
E- single speed gearbox and motor
The Volkswagen e-Golf is powered by an 85 kW / 115 PS electric motor. From a standing start the synchronous motor, internally called the EEM 85, develops an impressive maximum torque of 270 Nm. Top functionality amounts are the result: the Volkswagen reaches a rate of 60 km/h within 4.2 seconds, and after only 10.4 seconds the eGolf is up to 100 km/h. A variable here is the pull-away operation, which is incredibly cozy and entirely free of any delay. On the motorway the top rate degrees away, electronically restricted, at 140 kilometers/h1.
The 12 - rpm motor and, additionally developed by Volkswagen, the gearbox (EQ 270) with mechanical parking brake and incorporated differential form a compact module. The motor/gearbox unit is made in Volkswagen's parts plant in Kassel, Germany.
Up to 190 kilometers on one battery charge
Depending on driving fashion, route profile and payload, the driving range is between 130 and 190 km1; at really low outside temperatures, driving range may lie below these figures. Great variety will be ensured not only in great weather but in the wintertime overly by a recently developed, elective heat pump. Offered as an addon module for the electrical air conditioning compressor) and the electric heating (high voltage heater, the heat pump utilises both the heat from the surrounding atmosphere and the heat given off by the drive system parts. In this manner the high voltage heater's consumption of electric power is significantly reduced. Through use of the heat pump the eGolf's range increases in wintertime by up to 20 percent.
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf - Exterior and Interior Walkaround - 2013 LA Auto Show
MQB has already paved the way
Like the motor parts of the powertrain, the battery was also developed in house at Volkswagen.
264 cells providing 24.2 kWh
The Volkswagen e-Golf has a kerb weight of 1,510 kg, of which 318 kg are accounted for by the lithium-ion battery. The cells add up to a nominal voltage of 323 V. Battery capacity: 24.2 kWh. Electricity from the battery is mechanically cut off, when the automobile is not in use or in the event of a crash.
Electricity electronic equipment
A principal component of the drive system is the electricity electronic equipment module. In the procedure the electricity electronic equipment module converts the direct current (Washington) stowed in the battery into ac (AC).
Outlet, wall box or charging station
There are several different modes of charging the battery in the eGolf!, as with the e -up. As the charging cable provided as standard with the automobile is plugged into a 230-volt mains electrical socket, the alternative. The battery of the eGolf is charged in this manner at a charge degree of 2.3kW of ac (AC) from the mains. It will be entirely charged again within a maximum of 13 hours, if it is totally level. As an optional additional Volkswagen is offering a wall box for the garage or car port. This charges at a degree of 3.6 kW. If utterly level (which in practice is uncommon), the battery would therefore be entirely charged again after around eight hours. There are additionally public charging stations that 'refuel' electrical cars at a power level of 3.6 kW. On the eGolf the beginning of the charging procedure can be activated - instantly or delayed by programing the time - by pressing a button next to the charging outlet under the 'fuel max'.
Driving regenerative braking and profiles
Two technologies of primary significance in relation to optimum utilisation of the vehicle's electricity are the two driving profiles designed for energy market ('Eco' and 'Eco ') and the four distinct degrees of regenerative braking ('D1', 'D2', 'D3, and 'B').
'Eco' and 'Eco ' driving profiles
The Volkswagen e-Golf is equipped as standard with three driving profiles: 'Normal', 'Eco' and 'Eco '. The Volkswagen is mechanically started in 'Standard' mode. For motorists needing to widen the range, the first choice is the 'Eco' mode. The effects of choosing this mode contain paring back the e-motor's maximum electricity result to 70 kW and the starting torsion to 220 Nm. In parallel, the electronic device change the reaction curve of the accelerator pedal and reduce the result of the air conditioner system. In 'Eco ' mode the electronic device restrict the power result to 55 kW and the starting torsion to 175 Nm. At the same time the accelerator pedal reaction curve becomes even flatter and the air conditioner is switched off. Yet, via kick-down - in 'Eco' and 'Eco ' mode - motorists can still get total power, maximum torque and a top speed of 140 km/h1.
Watch the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf debut at the LA Auto Show
CAR REVIEWS »
Top 10 Best Chevrolet Models of All Time
9 Unique Ways to Customize Your Car
How to Find the Best Tow Truck Companies
7 Driving Techniques and Other Tips for Fuel Efficiency
5 Tips for Finding a Good Mechanic You Can Trust
How to Diagnose Severe Car Problems (Even When You Don’t Know Anything About Cars)
7 Tips for How to Install Windshield Wipers
Lifting a Truck Pros and Cons
Your Guide to the New Skyactiv-X Engine from Mazda
View All Recent Posts
- More Photos