2015 VW eGolf electric vehicle revealed ahead of LA Auto

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2015 VW e-Golf electric revealed ahead of LA

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has released all of the official details of the VW e-Golf ahead of its debut week at the LA Auto Show. The version of the next-gen Golf. we saw for the first time at Frankfurt. go on sale in the US during the fourth of next year.

In place of the new gas and diesel engines, the 2015 gets an electric motor out 115 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque. comes from a 24.2-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. figures (especially torque) are far than that of the Spark EV hp and 400 lb-ft), so we don’t expect it to be as fun in the drag, which is backed up by the time of 10.4 seconds. are two driving modes (Eco and as well as driver-selectable brake modes for one-pedal driving.

VW the driving range at between 70 and 90

VW says the e-Golf can be fully in four hours using a 220-volt wallbox in a garage or while a standard household (110 volts) will about 20 hours; a DC fast-charge is also available giving the car an 80 charge in about 30 minutes.

The is easily noticeable from its styling with a unique and front fascia, aero-optimized and LED headlights. The cabin also a few changes that include a new cluster layout with a display that shows a monitor, energy flow and an e-manager that allows the to set future departure times to proper charge. But just in the battery is depleted, VW still has its covered with a unique assistance service.

If a customer the e-Golf out of power within 100 of their home, VW will the vehicle towed to a nearby source at no cost and will pay for a taxi for the customer, if desired.

for the e-Golf has yet to be announced, but sales be limited to participating dealers in states. Scroll down for the press release on the car, above to enlarge the single released so far and stay tuned for information and live images week.

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The first fully Volkswagen for the U.S. market everyday usability and versatility zero tailpipe emissions and low costs

-Drivetrain consists of 24.2 kWh battery and 115 horsepower electric 7.2 kW onboard charger is standard

driver selectable regenerative modes

-Standard Fast capability allows 80 percent charge within 30 minutes

Assistance Plan takes the out of range anxiety’

-First to be fitted with all-LED

-Fun to drive, just a Golf-but with zero emissions

Los Angeles — of America, Inc. today details of the e-Golf, its first electric vehicle to go on sale in the which will debut at the Los Auto Show. The e-Golf is of a structured powertrain strategy will lead to the timely of new and alternative drive systems, and is a of Volkswagen’s holistic approach to Think Blue. Volkswagen has that it aims to be the world in e-mobility among automakers by

Although Volkswagen has sold than 30 million Golf worldwide, this is the first tailpipe emissions, fully version of the car that will be to the public. The e-Golf is available in form only and is immediately by its unique aluminum-alloy wheels and by its LED the first time they been used as standard on a vehicle. The LED headlights are more than Bi-Xenon systems, yet even more light.

The LED daytime running lights are highly energy-efficient and have a C-shaped design, a feature of electric vehicles. Another feature is the colored strip the radiator grille that aligns the e-Golf with Think Blue® sustainability

The e-Golf is due to go on sale in the U.S. in states in the fourth quarter of

The e-Golf is powered by a 115-horsepower motor. From a standing the EEM-85 synchronous permanent-magnet AC develops an impressive 199 pound-feet of allowing the e-Golf to reach 25 mph rest in 4.2 seconds and to get to 60 mph in approximately seconds. Top speed is electronically to 87 mph.

The high-performance 12,000-rpm and the single-speed EQ270 transmission a compact unit: the EQ270 incorporates an integrated differential and an parking brake. The motor and was developed in-house and is made at components plant in Kassel,

Depending on driving style and behavior, the average range for the is between 70 and 90 miles. Helping optimal range in cold is a newly developed heat that is part of the e-Golf’s list of standard equipment. The uses both ambient air and from the drive system to heat the cabin rather relying solely on the high-voltage helping to reduce on-board consumption significantly, especially in driving.

Lithium-ion battery. The Golf A7 was from the outset to be a Battery Vehicle. As the Modular Transverse (MQB) architecture that the new Golf A7 is so flexible, Volkswagen was to integrate the lithium-ion battery in a frame in the vehicle floor, the front and rear seats and in the tunnel.

Like the electric and the transmission, the battery was also in-house at Volkswagen and is made at the facility in Braunschweig, Germany.

The lithium-ion battery accounts for 701 of the e-Golf model’s 3090-pound weight. It is composed of a total of 264 prismatic cells, which are into 27 modules (each six or twelve cells). Collectively, the have a nominal rating of 323 with an overall capacity of kWh. A battery management (BMC) performs diagnosis and functions and also regulates the balance in the battery junction (the interface to the motor’s supply).

When the car is not in use or in the event of a power from the battery is cut off.

A central element of the system is the power electronics This controls the flow of energy between the electric and the lithium-ion battery, depending on the voltage, which runs 250 and 430 volts. During the process the electronics module converts the current (DC) stored in the into alternating current

The power electronics therefore the following interfaces: the traction connection to the battery; the three-phase to the electric motor; the plug from the DC/DC converter to the power circuit; and a connection for the power distributor.

Charging and equipment

There are several ways of charging the e-Golf’s via the car’s standard 7.2 kW onboard The most optimal solution is the 220-volt wallbox for a garage or this charges at 7.2 kW, enabling a flat battery to be fully in less than four If a 220-volt connection is not available, the cost-effective and easiest alternative is to the standard charging cable a 110/120-volt electrical socket, will take around 20 to charge the battery.

The standard Charging System (CCS) gives the e-Golf the capability to take advantage of DC Fast infrastructure. In this case the car can be at CCS-equipped DC fast charge at levels of up to 40 kW, allowing the battery to be to 80 percent in around 30 minutes. For flexibility, the charging process can be or programmed for later-by pressing a next to the charging socket the ‘fuel cap’ or through an iPhone® or Android® app.

Innovative driver control

The features two technologies that the driver to control the vehicle’s use: three driving designed to preserve energy ‘Eco’, and ‘Eco+’); and three levels of regenerative braking ‘D2’, and ‘D3’/’B’).

‘Eco’ and driving profiles. The e-Golf has driving profiles: ‘Normal’, and ‘Eco+’. The car automatically defaults to mode upon start up. To the range, the first option is the mode, which pares the electric motor’s maximum output to 94 hp and the starting torque to 162

In parallel, the electronics reduce the of the air conditioning system and modify the curve of the accelerator pedal. In Eco the e-Golf is limited to a top speed of 72 mph and 0 to 62 mph is increased to 13.1 seconds.

In mode, the electronics limit the output to 74 hp and the starting torque to 129 further flatten the accelerator response curve and the air conditioning is off. The e-Golf now reaches a top of 56 mph and accelerates at a correspondingly slower Nevertheless, full power, torque, and the 87 mph top speed can be obtained if the depresses the accelerator pedal down in either ‘Eco’ or mode.

Regenerative braking In addition to the driving modes, the braking system can also be to manage range. There are driver-selectable levels available: D2’, and ‘D3’/’B’.

It works this: to switch to ‘D1, or ‘D3, the driver taps the lever to the left once, or three times. Tapping the to the right moves sequentially to ‘D’. If the lever is pushed to the and briefly held there, the switch straight back to

The driver activates regenerative level ‘B’, which is the as ‘D3’, by pulling the lever

In an electric car this amount of can lead to a different way of driving. It is to use regenerative braking consciously to the e-Golf down. Level regenerates energy and slows the car the least, while level has the strongest effect.

At levels ‘D2’, ‘D3’ and the deceleration via regenerative braking is so that the brake lights on automatically. However, if the battery is charged, no energy regeneration place.


Volkswagen very specific measures to the e-Golf model’s coefficient of (Cd). Among these reducing the volume of cooling air via a shutter and partially enclosed grille; new underbody paneling; a spoiler and C-pillar air vanes to manage airflow at the tail of the and cleaning up the airflow around the largely by ensuring they are with the wheelarches.

Electric systems present an acoustic because the noise from an combustion engine is absent and different sources of sound noticeable, while wind and noise become even apparent. In addition, barely yet very specific electric noises are joined by the sounds and of the electrically powered auxiliary To help ensure pedestrians can this almost silent coming, the e-Golf has a low-speed system installed.

Volkswagen tailored the acoustics of the e-Golf for an vehicle, making it an almost cruiser. For instance, the powerplant’s was changed to a pendulum mount: the electric motor’s high build-up when accelerating, greatly enhances the acoustics. The housing unit was also designed to achieve an extremely low of noise emission.

Finally, the uses highly sound-absorbent and yet lightweight materials to produce a that is quieter than luxury cars.

Visually the is distinguished by its energy-efficient LED headlights, here for the first time on an Volkswagen model. Compared to lights, the LED system produces light despite consuming power. Going forward, electric cars will a C-shaped LED DRL signature in the redesigned bumper.

The lack of tailpipes at the of the car is an obvious clue that is an EV, along with the badging and highlights on the VW logo. Other design features include optimized 16-inch aluminum-alloy with low rolling resistance tires.

Interior. The e-Golf has an high level of available starting with a touchscreen system. Other features are: VW Car-Net™ connected Keyless access with start; heatable front a leather-wrapped multi-function steering Bluetooth® technology; V-Tex seating surfaces; available Satellite Radio; a rear-view and Park Distance Control.

The is also enhanced by blue including the decorative seams on the wheel and shifter, plus the edgings.

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In addition, the e-Golf has a new instrument The tachometer, which normally on the left-hand-side of the instrument cluster, is by the power display-which indicates if the is ready, the battery is being via regenerative braking, or power is drawn off-and an indicator of output.

To its right, there is a speedometer. The lower section of the now has an indicator showing the high-voltage state of charge. The color between the power gauge and the now indicates the driving range, the level of regenerative braking, and the charging time and the type of connection.

In a separate LED field at the segment of the multifunction display, the message also appears starting the motor.

The touchscreen in the console is also equipped additional functionality, such as:

monitor: this provides a illustration of the vehicle’s current

The impact that auxiliary such as the air conditioning or heater have on range is also the driver can gain additional by switching these off.

flow indicator: this the energy flow when (blue arrows) and when braking is happening (green Regenerative braking statistics the amount of energy recovered the start of the journey.

-e-manager: enables drivers to pre-program up to departure and charging times. At the time, this helps that the vehicle has the air conditioning set and the battery charged.

Driver Systems

The e-Golf features as a new assistance system called the Post-Collision Braking System. in accident research have that about a quarter of that involve personal are of the multi-collision type-in other there’s a second impact the initial collision.

The APCBS slows the vehicle when it is in an accident in order to significantly its residual kinetic energy. The is triggered based on detection of a collision by the airbag sensors. braking by means of the system is by the ESC control unit to a maximum of 0.6 g.

The driver can ‘override’ the system at any for example, if the system recognizes the driver is accelerating, it gets The automatic system is also if the driver initiates hard at an even higher rate of

Customer Experience

Volkswagen to make the e-Golf ownership as seamless as possible. This offering a Roadside Assistance that’s designed to take the out of range anxiety. For instance, if the runs out of charge and is within 100 of their home, Volkswagen’s Assistance provider will the car to a nearby and convenient source for and will even pay for the customer to a taxi home or to work if decide not to travel with the

The plan covers unlimited

The e-Golf will have its own VW Car-Net e-Remote app that allow owners to adjust settings via a compatible smartphone or the VW website. The app will contain the functions:

-Climate control: and stopping the auxiliary climate function,

plus a display of the temperature and the target temperature for the interior.

-Charging the battery: and stopping the charging process,

charger connection status, status, charge progress, level, charge start and range.

-Accessing vehicle Information display relating to journeys (single

trips or term), such as miles journey time, electric power consumption, power of auxiliary components such as air and radio, use of regenerative braking.

status queries: Doors and locked, lights (on/off), cable plugged in, position the car was last parked (GPS on a map).

About Volkswagen of Inc.

Founded in 1955, of America, Inc. an operating of Volkswagen Group of America, (VWoA) is headquartered in Herndon, It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Germany. VWoA’s operations in the States include research and parts and vehicle processing, distribution centers, sales, and service offices, financial centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen is one of the world’s largest producers of cars and Europe’s largest

VWoA sells the Beetle, Convertible, Eos, Golf, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, CC, Tiguan, and Touareg vehicles approximately 630 independent U.S.


The Volkswagen e-Golf be available only at participating in select states.

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Volkswagen e-Golf Electric Cars
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