2016 Volkswagen e-Golf

2016 Volkswagen e-Golf

2016 Volkswagen e-Golf

2016 Volkswagen e-Golf

Volkswagen Group small car development leader Dr. Jocham Böhle told Autoblog that the next-generation, all-electric Volkswagen e-Golf will get a substantial range boost when it comes to market in late 2018 or early 2019:

"The current e-Golf is 190 kilometers of range on paper and about 120 kilometers in the real world. The Golf VIII e-Golf will have 300 kilometers of real-world range – genuinely 300 kilometers."

As for the Golf GTE plug-in hybrid, Böhle stated:

"...the current plug-in hybrid has 50 kilometers of electric range and we don't need more than that."

The conventional, next-gen Golf will arrive in late 2018, with the electrified versions expected to follow soon after:

"They might not be there right at the start of Golf VIII, but they will be close behind."

In the wake of Diesel Gate, Volkswagen seems to be going all in on electric cars, which is a-okay with us.