Updated VW e-Golf Arrives In The UK With 50 Percent More Range

VW’s updated version of the all-electric e-Golf has arrived in the UK, offering a very useful boost in driving range and the company’s latest tech features.

The zero emission e-Golf can now travel 186 miles on a full battery charge on the NEDC cycle. VW says that the actual real-life driving range of an e-Golf is around 124 miles, taking into consideration factors like driving style and other parameters.

The extra range was achieved thanks to the bigger battery pack, which has a capacity of 35.8 kWh, up from 24.2kWh of the previous version. Power has also been increased to 136PS (100kW), 15Kw more than the previous model, as well as torque which now is rated at 290Nm (213lb-ft).

0-62mph comes in 9.6 seconds while the top speed is rated at 93mph. VW says that the battery can be charged from empty to 80 percent of its capacity in 45 minutes, using a 40kW DC rapid charger. When using a normal wallbox, a full charge takes 5 hours and 20 minutes.

A special smartphone app enables owners to control various functions of the vehicle from their mobile device, including the air conditioning and the charging schedule. As part of the update, the new e-Golf also comes with a 9.2-inch infotainment system with gesture control. The 12.3-inch Active Info Display is optional.

Prices for the updated VW e-Golf start at £32,190 OTR, which drops to £27,690 with the government’s Plug-In Car Grant included.

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  • BobV12

    Here in France it shares the market with only 3 others in the segment ; Leaf, Zoe and Ioniq : I think i’d prefer the Ioniq (still have to see it in the flesh though)

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