On our review was the first, fully electric Golf. Although frankly speaking, it certainly is not the first, this generation is considered the second, updated, after the Golf E appeared some time ago.
Volkswagen calls this machine the world’s first electric car equipped with a multimedia system supporting gestures.
Under the hood is a 100 kW electric motor (about 136 hp), which allows you to drive 50% more than the previous generation car could drive, about 200 km.
According to the manufacturer, the car accelerates to 100 km / h in 9.6 seconds. The battery weighs 318 kg, while the total weight of the car is 1615 kg. You can charge this battery by 80% in just an hour using a constant current source. If you use an AC source, then the entire battery will be charged in about 6 hours, at least so Volkswagen claims, to check it unfortunately failed.
Review of Volkswagen eGolf
The energy consumption is 12.7 kW / h. By the way, the energy consumption in the previous generation Volkswagen E-Golf was exactly the same. That is, the Germans increased power and extended the mileage of the car, but the consumption was the same. According to European technology NEDC which measures the mileage of electric cars and other cars, the maximum mileage of e-golf on one charge is about 300 km. But as the Germans themselves admit, 200 km on one charge is a ceiling. And in this it is believed much more than in 300.
With infrastructure trouble and this is perhaps the main problem, why electric vehicles in Russia have to be difficult. In Palma de Mallorca, where the presentation of the car was conducted there are several charges, but practically in any Russian courtyard you are shining except that charging on the bar.
In addition to the electric version, the presentation featured the hybrid Volkswagen Golf GTE. And his fate in Russia is also foggy. Some time ago, journalists had the opportunity to test the Golf GTE in Moscow, in comparison with the Golf GTI. Of course, if you love and can travel fast, then the GTI is your choice. On the other hand, when you live in a big city and the stock on electric traction is enough from work to home and vice versa, you involuntarily start to wonder if this notorious GTI is needed.
Test drive and car review Volkswagen models Golf GTI, GTE, R and e-Golf
The GTE under the hood has a 4-cylinder engine, a volume of 1.4 and 150 hp. and an electric motor with a power of 75 kW (102 hp). The total power of this installation is 204 hp, but for a short time, in the so-called “boost” mode, they can produce up to 250 horses.
It’s time to think about ecology and Volkswagen goes in this issue towards consumers.