Sunday, September 5, 2010

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf to get 186-mile variety

The facelifted Volkswagen e-Golf is set to receive an updated electric drivetrain when it's revealed later on in 2012. It will have a main variety of up to 186 miles, which is 68 miles more than the present e-Golf (pictured above). VW's head of electrical advancement, Volkmar Tanneberger, states that main figure translates to a real-world range of as much as 124 miles.

Key among the prepared changes is the adoption of a brand-new 36 amp-hour (Ah) lithium ion battery, replacing the existing 24Ah unit. The updated cell technology is declared to supply a considerable improvement in energy efficiency; the battery's capacity will enhance from 24.2 kWh to 35.8 kWh, an enhancement of more than 48%.

An updated electric motor will also offer an extra 21bhp, offering the brand-new e-Golf an overall of 134bhp.

Regardless of a 20kg increase in kerb weight, the brand-new e-Golf is asserted to strike 62mph in 9.3 sec - 1.1 sec quicker than the existing design. Top speed will likewise increase, from a minimal 87mph to 93mph.

VW's e-Golf Touch principle automobile, which was revealed in January, previewed a brand-new version of its Active Info digital instrument panel, in addition to a 9.2 in infotainment screen with gesture control.

The facelifted e-Golf is due to appear along with the remainder of the facelifted Golf line-up in October in 2012. UK sales need to begin in early 2017.