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The updated Golf, announced last week, will premiere in America with the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf. As well as updated looks and infotainment systems, the new Volkswagen e-Golf will also feature a bigger battery and an improved motor, giving it more power, speed and about 50 percent more range. Thanks to a new lithium-ion battery with […]

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At the launch of the updated Golf this morning, Dr Frank Welsch announced that a similarly updated e-Golf will be revealed at the LA Auto Show next week. On top of the infotainment updates and mild visual tweaks that will likely come with the new e-Golf, the next generation of Volkswagen’s all electric compact car […]

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Volkswagen of North America’s CEO Hinrich Woebcken today revealed that the e-Golf will be sold nationwide. At present, the 2016 e-Golf is only available in select states, like California, Connecticut, Massachuessets, and more. The move follows the announcement that the e-Golf will now come with up to 300 km (186 miles) of range – though […]

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While Volkswagen has been saying that a 186-mile range electric e-Golf is scheduled to roll out, the “real world” number is reportedly more likely to be 124 miles traveled on a full charge. Frank Welsch, Volkswagen’s technical development boss, had said that a heavily revamped VW e-Golf will roll out by the end of this […]

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Volkswagen has announced a recall of its e-Golf in the U.S., due to an issue that could cause the motor to shut off while the car is in motion. Add to that a Nissan recall earlier this month in which the company needed to reprogram the software controlling the brakes on the Leaf, and a […]

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This January at the Consumer Electronics Show, Volkswagen’s new chairman will offer a keynote address announcing VW’s “new era in electric mobility” along with a new all-electric concept car. As the automaker grapples with a diesel emissions scandal that broke in September, Dr. Herbert Diess, chairman, board of management, Volkswagen Passenger Cars has already said […]

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Controlling a car through hand gestures, leading it to park itself and creating various methods of monitoring an EV’s charging progress are all part of Volkswagen’s soon to be car technologies presented at the 2015 CES. Golf R Touch The Volkswagen Golf R Touch concept vehicle, displayed for the first time at the 2015 Consumer […]

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Volkswagen Group of America will be providing a 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf to Stanford University for research dedicated to advancing e-mobility and improving the driver experience in electric vehicles. VW said Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Volkswagen of America and a member of Stanford Engineering Advisory Board, presented the vehicle at […]

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Volkswagen of America has raised $41,400 by auctioning the first 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf. Volkswagen said proceeds will benefit non-profit Global Green USA and its efforts to advance smart solutions to climate change. The winner of the auction, which ran from October 8–29 on CharityBuzz.com, became the first U.S. driver to own Volkswagen’s all-new, fully-electric vehicle. […]

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The electric version of Volkswagen’s Golf has been rated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at 126 city, 105 highway, and 116 combined MPGe. The EPA also gave the fully electric 2015 e-Golf an official range of up to 83 miles. Volkswagen observed that compared to other compact electric vehicles (EVs), these numbers make […]

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