There’s been a great deal of publicity about Volkswagen’s plans for rolling out an ever-expanding lineup of electric vehicles. However, Volkswagen already offers an all-electric vehicle: the 2019 VW e-Golf. With its cutting-edge electric powertrain, quick acceleration, and pleasing driving dynamics, the e-Golf is a compelling choice for the compact electric car segment.
The 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf gets an estimated efficiency rating of 126 city/111 hwy MPGe (miles per gallon gasoline-equivalent). It has an estimated range of 125 miles.
Electric Powertrain in the 2019 VW e-Golf
The impressive efficiency and respectable range of the 2019 VW e-Golf can be credited to its state-of-the-art electric powertrain, which combines a 100 kW synchronous permanent-magnet AC motor with a 35.8 kWh lithium-ion battery. The onboard charger in the e-Golf enables the battery to reach a full charge in under six hours at a 240V charging station. At a DC fast charging station, the e-Golf can reach an 80% charge in an hour.
Efficiency for the e-Golf is aided by regenerative braking, which captures the energy that’s emitted during braking. The energy usage of the e-Golf can be controlled via three different driving profiles (Normal, Eco, and Eco+). Also, with a torque output of 214 lb-ft, the e-Golf delivers quick acceleration.
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Additional Highlights of the 2019 VW e-Golf
The 2019 VW e-Golf offers the stylish and versatile hatchback design of the rest of the Golf family, with 22.8 cu-ft of storage space with the rear seats in the upright position and 52.7 cu-ft when the rear seats are folded down flat. The styling of the e-Golf differentiates from the rest of the Golf family with its exclusive design elements, such as the blue accents, distinctive badging, and no tailpipes. Notable technologies in the e-Golf include the MIB II infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, and driving assistance technologies like Adaptive Cruise Control and Autonomous Emergency Braking.