Test Drive of the VW Electric Golf

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Volkswagen e-Golf Electric Cars

MAR 29

Test Drive of the VW Electric

Written by Philip Proefrock on

While on the west coast for the press tour. I had the chance to the company’s new electric Golf. The is scheduled to be available as part of the Volkswagen line. At present, is a pilot fleet of about 20 of cars that are being by VW employees as part of a study things such as usage and charging before the vehicle is for general release.

The test fleet, including the that I drove, was built the 6th generation Golf body, but the version will use the 7th generation as vehicle platform.

My test of the E-Golf was only a couple of since there were a dozen journalists who wanted to a chance for a drive, so it needed to be but I still got a taste of driving car similar to many of the other EVs driven. I’ve had the opportunity to a number of electric vehicles, many of those experiences been on the small, indoor track that has been at the NAIAS in Detroit, and I’ve a passenger

in a few other demonstration EVs that available for general driving.

The E-Golf has an interesting regenerative system that is more — and more like a car with a manual transmission than usual with EVs I’ve encountered, which to behave like a car with an transmission. When coasting, the will begin to regeneratively the batteries. However, the driver can use a of paddle switches on the steering to increase the level of regenerative the car provides, recapturing progressively energy back to the batteries and the car more quickly with step.

Volkswagen e-Golf Electric Cars

This would take getting used to before one proficient with it, but it brings a level of engagement to the driving that most EVs don’t

The E-Golf has a 26.5 kilowatt-hour battery and an estimated range of 93 For the test fleet, VW is also an iPhone with special app to the owner to check the battery’s status, regulate the car’s temperature, gauge how much time is left, or even start the charging procedure.

More about the sound by the E-Golf will be coming

[Ed. Note: Volkswagen for the travel and lodging for my trip to SF I gathered some of the information for story.]

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