- Range increased to 186 miles
- More power from electric motor
- Costs £27,690 including plug-in car grant
Volkswagen has announced updates for its e-Golf electric family hatchback, which means the car is now officially rated for a range of 186 miles on the New European Driving Cycle.
The increase is thanks to a larger-capacity lithium-ion battery that’s grown from 24.2kWh to 35.8kWh.
Power is increased to 134bhp, a 20bhp increase on the previous model. Torque is also increased from 199lb ft to 214lb ft, which means an improved 0-62mph time of 9.6 seconds and a top speed of 93mph.
The e-Golf can be charged to 80 percent full in 45 minutes using a 40kW rapid charger, or from empty to full in just under five and a half hours using a wallbox.
Owners can use Volkswagen’s smartphone app to control certain aspects of their car – turning the air conditioning on remotely, for instance, or setting a preferred time for the car to charge.
The Volkswagen also sees some interior upgrades, with the German manufacturer’s Discover Navigation Pro infotainment system now an option. It has a 9.2-inch touchscreen and uses gesture control.
Another new option is the Active Info Display, which replaces the traditional instruments with a 12.3-inch TFT screen that can be personalised to display different information to the driver.
The recommended retail price of the revised e-Golf is £32,190 on the road, which is reduced to £27,690 with the government’s plug-in car grant.