Volkswagen currently offers one electric car in the United States: the 2018 Volkswagen e-Golf. It combines the style, versatility, and pleasing driving dynamics of the VW Golf with an efficient and eco-friendly electric powertrain.
2018 VW e-Golf MPGe Rating
The 2018 VW e-Golf gets estimated efficiency ratings of 126 city/111 highway MPGe (miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent). This high-level efficiency comes courtesy of the e-Golf’s 100 kW AC electric motor and 35.8 kWh lithium-ion battery, which can reach an 80% charge within an hour at a DC fast charging station. The e-Golf has a range of up 125 miles. With a torque output of 214 lb-ft, the e-Golf delivers very quick acceleration.
The high-level efficiency of the e-Golf can also be credited to its lightweight and aerodynamic design, with a coefficient of drag of only 0.27. The e-Golf utilizes regenerative braking, in which energy is channeled into the battery whenever the vehicle brakes. Drivers of the e-Golf can customize their driving experience to maximize either efficiency or performance, with three different settings for regenerative braking (D1, D2, and D3/B) and three different drive modes (Normal, Eco, and Eco+).
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2018 VW e-Golf Advanced Technologies
The 2018 VW e-Golf comes well-equipped with a wide array of advanced technologies. The MIB II infotainment system offers a plethora of apps, services, and features, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, HD Radio, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. With VW Car-Net Security & Service, you can remotely lock or unlock the doors, locate parking spots, and get a notification if you left the sunroof open and rain is in the forecast. Also, the e-Golf offers many state-of-the-art driving assistance technologies, including Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Assist, Park Assist, and Blind Spot Monitor.