Get to Know the Volkswagen e-Golf

Volkswagen e-Golf MississippiMost Mississippi drivers are familiar with the VW Golf, but you may not know about the Volkswagen e-Golf. This model is incredibly similar to the Golf but is an electric car. That means that you will spend less money on gas and do your part to help the planet by reducing emissions and pollution.

Range and Engine

With the technology behind the e-Golf and its great electric engine, you can expect to travel 126 MPGe in the city and 105 MPGe on the highway. You can even go up to 83 miles on a single charge so you don’t have to worry about running out of juice while driving around town. This is thanks to the synchronous permanent-magnet AC motor. When you stick to the Normal driving mode, you can enjoy up to 116 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque, with the numbers decreasing slightly when you switch to Eco or Eco+ mode.

Charging

The lithium-ion battery pack that powers the e-Golf holds 24.2 kWh. The model comes with standard 7.2 kW onboard charger so you can easily charge it with any standard home outlet with 110/120 volts. This will take about 20 hours to get a full charge, so you should consider getting the 240-volt wall unit for a charge time of under 4 hours. There is also a Combined Charging System as standard that will let you charge your e-Golf 80 percent in just 30 minutes.

Other Features

Because the e-Golf has nearly the same design as the gas-engine Golf, it is incredibly versatile. In fact, folding down the rear seats will give you 52.7 cubic feet of room for cargo, impressive numbers for an electric vehicle. It also has the same exterior styling as the new Golf model. This means the only sign it is different will be your lack of trips to the gas station.

Although the Volkswagen e-Golf is currently only for sale in 10 states, the team at Volkswagen of South Mississippi in D’iberville, Mississippi, will tell you about plans to expand availability.