Volkswagen e-Golf Production – Video


e-Golf Battery Pack Install

e-Golf Battery Pack Install

Production of Volkswagen’s first-ever mass-produced pure electric vehicle, the VW e-Golf, has been underway for a couple of months now, but we’ve yet to see video of the e-Golf getting assembled.

Until now…

As this video shows, the Volskwagen e-Golf runs down the same Wolfsburg assembly lines as its ICE Golf siblings.

Of note is that the e-Golf’s battery pack is house completely underneath the vehicle (it’s installed from below too).

First US e-Golf deliveries are expected to begin in Q4 of 2014.

Pricing for the US e-Golf is not available at this time.

Some basic e-Golf specs include:

US on-sale date in select states of 4th quarter of 2014

  • 24.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack
  • Real-world range of approximately 80 miles (118 NEDC)
  • 114 horsepower
  • 199 pound-feet of torque
  • 0 to 62 mph in 10.4 seconds
  • 87 mph top speed
  • Drag coefficient of 0.28
  • Three drive modes: Normal, Eco and ECO+
  • Four levels of regenerative braking: D1, D2, D3 and B
  • CCS
  • 13-hour recharge on standard 230-volt socket or 4 hours with optional wall-box charger
  • Spring 2014 launch in Europe
  • Curb weight 3,090 pounds
  • 7.2 kW onboard charger
  • Depending on driving style and charging behavior, the average range for the e-Golf is between 70 and 90 miles
  • CCS is standard in US

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Interesting. Watching the battery get installed it appears T-shaped like the Volt’s.

The VW battery pack fills the non-modified transmission well of the Golf chassis. It’s a conversion vehicle with a tiny battery. *shrugs*

Love these videos.

And this car would be a perfect replacement for my Leaf (lease ending 3/2015), except for one all-too-plausible detail: It will (likely) be much pricier than a Leaf.

I had hopes for the Soul EV, but since that won’t be priced for mass sales (or however it was phrased by someone from Hyundai), it looks like I’ll be in another Leaf (certainly not a bad thing) or an e-Golf, if I’m wrong on the price.

Even if it comes in at the same price as a Leaf it has the wrong DCQC port. Unless they make an adapter its very limited. There are nearly 650 CHAdeMO charging stations in the US today and less than 20 of the SAE Standard.

It’s a beauty.

Is that an exaust system at 0:52?