2018 Volkswagen e-Golf to have 186 miles of Real-World Range

Release Date: Spring 2014 in Europe, Late 2014 in North America
MSRP: $35,445 in US, £25,845 in UK, €34,900 in Europe
Battery Pack Size: 24.2 kWh
Electric Range: 118 miles NEDC
MPGe: 116
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Volkswagen’s CEO Dr. Herbert Diess has already given tentative approval to the next generation Golf, even as a face-lifted version of the current generation is due out later this year. In the wake of dieselgate, Volkswagen is working hard on zero-emissions batter electric and plug-in hybrid versions of the Golf 8th generation.

The e-Golf will use the MEB architecture platform and will use a 48-volt on-board power supply that will also be used in the Golf GTE.

“The current e-Golf is 190 kilometers [118 miles] of range on paper and about 120 kilometers [75 miles] in the real world, the Golf VIII e-Golf will have 300 kilometers [186 miles] of real-world range – genuinely 300 kilometers. ”
– Volkswagen Group small car development leader Dr. Jocham Böhle

The next generation Golf family will arrive in late 2018, likely as a 2019 model year. The electric version e-Golf, and plug-in hybrid Golf GTE will arrive soon after that.

5 Comments on "2018 Volkswagen e-Golf to have 186 miles of Real-World Range"

  1. It’s great to see all these next-gen EVs approaching 200-mile range, and it’s sure to drive greater adoption. Although it does rather devalue the cars of us early adopters. 🙂 And it kind of makes me wonder: Should I wait for the next generation after that, that will have 400-mile range? Or what?

    Ah well. I guess it’s like buying a computer used to be — you know it’ll be obsolete soon, and it’ll have little resale value, but you still need it now.

    • Plus when most people have 400 mile EVs there will be less lineups at the charging stations you’d need to make it that same 400 miles 🙂

  2. Well lets assume common sense will prevail within VW and they fit minimum 32amp chargers and do away with 16 amp.
    But then we are taking about VW – so…….

  3. How is it obsolete if it saves you money everyday for the life of the vehicle. Envy and obsolescence are two very different things.

  4. To little to late

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