2017 Volkswagen e-Golf Live Debut From The Los Angeles Auto Show – Videos, Galley

5 months ago by Mark Kane 17

The 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf was unveiled from the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show (details), and will offer around 50% higher range.  Check out the live, on stage release of the plug-in EV from the show above.

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

The battery capacity has increased from 24.2 kWh to 35.8 kWh so the EPA range should increase from 83 miles to roughly 124 miles.

The new e-Golf is also equipped with more powerful electric motor (100 kW), and the overall package is also enhanced in various minute ways when it arrives in early 2017.

Check out the live gallery of photos and some videos from the show (below).

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf spec

  • 35.8 kWh battery instead 24.2 kWh
  • 300 km (186) of NEDC range (124 miles EPA expected versus 83 miles in previous generation)
  • 150 km/h (93 mph) top speed
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 9.6 seconds
  • 100 kW electric motor (85 kW previously) and 290 Nm (270 Nm previously)
  • 7.2 kW on-board charger (full charged in less than six hours)
  • battery can be charged to 80 percent within an hour at a DC fast charging station (J1772 Combo / CCS)
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

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17 responses to "2017 Volkswagen e-Golf Live Debut From The Los Angeles Auto Show – Videos, Galley"

  1. SparkEV says:

    Still no word on price?

    DCFC taking almost an hour is bad. I take it eGolf still lacks active thermal management for battery?

    1. MikeF says:

      I don’t think it’s a temperature issue. It has a 35.8kwh battery. That’s just how long it’s going to take at 50kW.

  2. WARREN says:

    9.6 seconds with more HP? How quick was it before the upgrade?

    1. Martin Welzl says:

      This means around 9.2 0-60 and considering how conservative last generations 0-60 numbers were i’m putting this e-golf to somewhere between 8 and 8.5.

  3. jelloslug says:

    This is what they should have brought out to begin with….

  4. ffbj says:

    Become the leader of the ev segment in 2025, well, you made me promises promises…words you could not keep.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8Q83DPZy6E

  5. JB says:

    Only problem is that it’s roughly half the range of the Bolt, for the same $$. There better bee some sweet incentives or discounts

    1. Goaterguy says:

      Yes, the Bolt is an industry game changer.

    2. Rich says:

      It’s good to see any automaker improving their BEV offering.

      Just a quick comparison between the 2017 VW e-Golf and 2017 Chevy Bolt.
      1) The 2017 VW e-Golf has 1/2 the range of the 2017 Chevy Bolt
      2) The 2017 VW e-Golf is considerably slower (0 to 60 mph) than the Chevy Bolt.
      3) The 2017 VW e-Golf still doesn’t have thermally managed battery packs? The Bolt does.
      4) GM promised to sell the Bolt nationwide. The VW e-Golf is only sold in compliance States.

      Even with the e-Golf losing in all categories, it might be appealing if VW shaves $5K off the 2017 e-Golf price. 2016 VW e-Golf SE with Fast Charger is $31,500. After Federal tax credit, and a $5K price reduction, the 2017 VW e-Golf with 124 miles of range @ $19K. As it doesn’t have thermal battery management, I would lease it for 2 years vs buying it. However, this could be a tempting offer.

      1. QCO says:

        Makes you wonder what the existing 2016 models on the lot are worth…. Who would buy one without a really substantial discount?

    3. pjwood1 says:

      There are plenty of loyal buyers, you can be sure. They rolled out the new AllTrack, and with this car half a million TDI turn-ins will have some choice.

      The original Volt had a 111kw motor. 35kwh can push a lot more current, but 100kw was the “bin” they reached into.

  6. Trollnonymous says:

    No thanks.

  7. William says:

    Bolt may be a better value, even if this can be had for around $19k. Bolt will be the value leader until Tesla gets their pre-orders filled. Leaf looks further behind for about another year.

  8. Another Euro point of view says:

    I read a few times people saying that the eGolf was a more enjoyable car to own than the BMW I3. If true it tells a lot about how good VW engineers are, making a better EV by simply modifying an existing Golf as compared to the I3 that was designed as an EV from the beginning.

    1. mxs says:

      Because is the Golf is a great platform to start with …

    2. Jon says:

      I have an i3 and it’s an incredible car to drive, but my first car was a VW Golf. If this thing drives like my first car I would consider it. Vw needs to sale the e-golf in other states- they are not sold in my state.

  9. Bill Howland says:

    I just heard today that VW will no longer see Diesels in the US. That opens up a 25% hole for EV VW’s to fill. Especially since VW’s marketing convinced many that they were “CLEAN DIESELS” which of course was a known lie.

    Supposedly they really want to make electrics their new Flagship Power. For a company like VW, that is HUGE, even if it only keeps the heat on competing manufacturers to also keep on making more EV’s.

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