Volkswagen E-Golf 2017: station has you, Bolt

Volkswagen E-Golf 2017: station has you, Bolt
Volkswagen E-Golf 2017: station has you, Bolt
Volkswagen E-Golf 2017: station has you, Bolt
Volkswagen E-Golf 2017: station has you, Bolt
Volkswagen E-Golf 2017: station has you, Bolt

MAJORCA (Spain) – She finally arrive home. The e-Golf 100% electric will be on sale in Canada in June, better armed to face the new players in the segment of electric vehicles.

The e-Golf was initially launched in 2014 in various countries, including the United States, but Canada has not obtained. A blessing in disguise, perhaps, since the 2017 edition is not only more powerful, but enjoys greater autonomy.

The number has to remember is 201. It is estimated autonomy of the Volkswagen E-Golf 2017 – at least, according to VW Canada. In Europe, during the mediatic launch of the Golf family in Spain, which includes hatchbacks, family Variant, the GTI, the R and the Volkswagen Golf GTE Plug-in Hybrid, one rather spoke of an autonomy of 300 kilometers.

Why such a big difference? Because Volkswagen prefers to play the conservative card. The autonomy of 201 km is actually an average, one can easily do better, and after having led the e-Golf, we believe it will be difficult to do worse. In fact, each of the loaded cars block TRIED showed a range of 289 km, while the e-Golf would approach the maximum distance proposed by the Chevrolet Bolt EV 2017 before needing a recharge. By the way, the autonomy of the e-Golf last year was not that of 133 km.

The electric motor of the 2017 edition produced 134 horsepower and 214 pound-feet, up from the 115 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of models 2015 and 2016, and slightly more than in the Nissan LEAF, Kia Soul EV and EV Hyundai Ioniq. The accelerations are nervous, thanks to generous torque low diet, and although the car eventually falter, it does have a speed that contravenes the same logic of ecodriving. According to the manufacturer, the sprint from 0 to 100 km / h is accomplished in 9.6 seconds. In short, in normal driving every day, the e-Golf is a powerful desire.

Volkswagen E-Golf 2017: station has you, Bolt

Photo: Michel Deslauriers

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With a 240-volt terminal, the Volkswagen E-Golf 2017 can be charged block four or five hours. Or 26 hours with a household outlet of 120 volts, while an installed terminal at home is obviously a need, and a grounded series of fast charging FIG.

On the road, we feel the e-Golf also refined and stronger than her sisters, and her road behavior is not compromised by the extra weight of the battery pack of 35.8 kWh. The steering is a bit mild, slightly blurred at the center. Since the seventh generation of the Golf (VW calls it 7.5) was designed from the outset to accommodate a variety of engine petrol, diesel and electrified, the battery pack is installed in the platform, and the cargo space is not affected. The e-Golf is also spacious and versatile than any other Golf five-door hatchback.

Visually, the Volkswagen E-Golf 2017 can be distinguished by the unique design of its bumpers and the front grille, plus revisions which have been made to Golf vintage 2018, affecting headlamps, front fenders and rear lights . It also has exclusive alloy wheels 16 inches, called Astana, surrounded tire has low rolling resistance which demonstrate their limitations before those of the car itself.

Like other electric vehicles, some multimedia display screens managing the automation of energy while providing the driver with advice on eco-driving. The e-Golf can also be charged according to an established schedule, should the cost of electricity varies during the day and night, and the cabin can be preheated before unplug and drive away. In fact, the Canadian e-Golf is exclusively equipped with a pump to help warm up the cabin more effectively during our winters.

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The base price is set at $ 35,995 before the transport and preparation charges, placing the midst of his opponents. The provincial rebates granted are $ 8000 (after taxes) in Quebec, $ 5,000 (before taxes) in British Columbia and $ 14,000 (after taxes) in Ontario. Initially, only half of Volkswagen dealers across the country will conduct the sale and maintenance of the e-Golf, including about 75% of Quebec concessions.

An order form was added on the website of Volkswagen Canada, according to Thomas Tetzlaff, director of public relations at the time of writing these lines, almost half of the allocation of 250 units of the 2017 model has already found lessee.

Volkswagen E-Golf 2017: station has you, Bolt

Photo: Michel Deslauriers

The equipment includes a series of cloth upholstery, heated front seats, a heated windshield, a dual zone automatic climate control, an intelligent key, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with blue stitching and an audio channel has eight speakers with touchscreen eight-inch camera back and USB.

All technology has $ 2305 added a mood lighting, a navigation system, a parking sonar and plate steel door sills and a multimedia system with touch screen of 9.2 inches, control gestural, SSD (solid state drive) to store music and wireless terminal (extra subscription). However, this system includes a volume control has chute instead of a physical button, a gap that annoys us. The leather upholstery will cost you $ 360 extra.

And then there are all of the driver assistance has $ 2305, which requires all technology and e-Golf Team of adaptive cruise control, a blind spot monitoring with traffic alert rear, a front pre-crash warning with autonomous emergency braking, lane departure prevention, active parking assist and the excellent 12.3-inch digital instrumentation for the driver, or what the brand calls Volkswagen Digital Cockpit.

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So here’s another electric car on the Canadian market. This is always a segment in which sales are microscopic, and government discounts greatly help to alleviate their high price compared to their counterparts in gasoline. The electric cars are not for everyone, we know, but if you desire to get one that is fun to conduct, versatile, and endowed with a good battery, the e-Golf is as seductive as ordinary Golf. Bolt EV offers perhaps more kilometers per charge, but the e-Golf offers more smiles per kilometer.