Updated VW e-Golf will have maybe 124 miles of real-world range
A battery improvement of 50 percent should help things, right?
The good news is that we don't have long to wait to see this improved electric VW. The 124-mile e-Golf is supposed to arrive this fall in facelifted form, according to Electrive. The extra battery capacity will come from better li-ion cells, which are 37 Amp-hour compared to the current 25 Ah, as previously reported. Even with the larger pack, the new e-Golf will keep its current 3.6-kWh onboard charger.
Whether or not an extra forty or so miles or range will be enough to lure in shoppers is an open question. It sure seems like it should. As of the end of April, VW had sold 740 e-Golfs in the US in 2016 versus 685 at this point in 2015. That's an increase of eight percent, but we suspect that you don't improve a battery by 50 percent to be happy with single-digit sales increase. The big question, of course, will be if VW decides to charge anything more for this unquestionably better EV.
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