Tag: E-Golf

Jul 30, 2020 - 11:59 am

A VW e-Golf gets a nip, tuck and power boost

While the e-Golf is being phased out in lieu of Volkswagen’s ID3, someone is breathing new life into the model. Just to show how much can be done outside of the manufacturer’s production lines, a German tuning company has revamped a 2016 e-Golf both inside and out.

Jul 23, 2020 - 01:14 pm

VW’s Chattanooga conversion on schedule

The expansion of VW’s US plant in Chattanooga USA began in November 2019 and is still on schedule despite the pandemic. Series production of the VW ID.4 should start there in 2022, and the first pre-series vehicles are already planned for 2021. Back in Germany, there are reports that the next manager in Wolfsburg is […]

Jun 8, 2020 - 12:44 pm

Volkswagen to tighten savings plan

Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess has massively tightened the group’s austerity measures in the Corona crisis and made some choice words internally regarding electrification. Diess’ goal: E-mobility must not remain a subsidy business.

Jan 23, 2020 - 03:16 pm

WeShare is expanding across Europe

WeShare, the car-sharing service from Volkswagen and Škoda, will expand to seven more cities in Germany and other European countries in 2020. Following Prague and Hamburg in the spring, WeShare will also be launched in Paris, Madrid, Budapest, Munich and Milan in the course of the year.

Dec 10, 2019 - 04:40 pm

Norway marks 3,697 new EVs for November

Exactly 3,697 electric cars were newly registered in Norway in November. The market share of electric cars among car registrations was 36.9 per cent. The most successful model of all drive types was the VW e-Golf.

Nov 25, 2019 - 04:03 pm

Volkswagen Bulli minibus electrified

The conversion specialist EV West has electrified a classic VW minibus on behalf of Volkswagen of America. The retrofitted classic car – officially VW Type 2 T2 – will be powered by the series production engine and the 35.8 kWh battery system of a 2017 VW e-Golf.



Nov 21, 2019 - 02:21 pm

VW & Hamburg extend mobility partnership

The three-year strategic mobility partnership between Volkswagen and the City of Hamburg concluded in August 2016 has been extended. The most important news within the framework of the extension is that the WeShare car-sharing service will expand to Hamburg from spring next year.

Oct 30, 2019 - 02:27 pm

Volkswagen sets sights on e-mobility in Rwanda

Rwanda is the first African country in which Volkswagen intends to try its hand at an electric mobility project. Together with Siemens, VW has launched a pilot project to test the feasibility of e-mobility approaches in the East African country.

Aug 29, 2019 - 04:39 pm

Prices to drop on the VW e-Golf

VW has lowered the price of the e-Golf  in Germany. As electrive was able to find out, Volkswagen will be successively lowering the price of the e-Golf in other European countries as well, with the exact amount always depending on the respective market.

Jan 24, 2019 - 07:42 pm

London: Electric car club Zipcar delivers e-Golf data

Car club Zipcar says it runs the UK’s largest electric vehicle fleet in London using Volkswagen electric vehicles. And, since the offer has grown to include a total of 325 e-Golf since summer last year, Londoners have shared the electric cars rather eagerly.

Nov 29, 2018 - 02:49 pm

Insensible urban aesthetics

The Zipcar car club that runs 325 VW e-Golf in London complains about the slow expansion of fast-charging infrastructure in the British capital. That is nothing new, unfortunately, but Zipcar makes a new argument.

Oct 25, 2018 - 07:20 pm

Apple to convert 500 VW Golf to e-shuttles

The cooperation between Apple and VW which was announced in May to develop autonomous vehicles is possibly larger than originally anticipated. According to media reports, Apple plans to include 500 modified VW Golf in their testing initiative.

Aug 23, 2018 - 04:45 pm

VW to launch EV sharing service in Berlin

Volkswagen has revealed some of the details for their planned car-sharing service focusing on electrified vehicles in Berlin, which they plan to launch in 2019. The service, which will be named We Share, is set to launch in Q2 of 2019 in the German capital with 1,500 e-Golf, before adding another 500 e-up! at a […]

May 30, 2018 - 04:11 pm

Over 300 electric cars to share coming to London

Car sharing club Zipcar is pushing to electrify the British capital as they plan to introduce the Isle’s biggest EV fleet. No less than 325 electric cars shall hit the London roads with the first 100 VW e-Golf scheduled to arrive by July.

Mar 6, 2018 - 11:48 am

VW I.D. Vizzion to be the flagship of the I.D. family

With the I.D. Vizzion, VW has unveiled the future flagship of its all-electric I.D. family at the Geneva Autoshow. Moreover, the Germans presented a school bus based on its mobility concept Sedric as well as a mobile charging robot jointly developed with Kuka.

Feb 26, 2018 - 08:30 pm

Paris police now patrols with the e-Golf

The “Gendarmerie” of Paris is now approaching their suspects silently as the French force leases 16 e-Golf from Volkswagen. They came fully dressed in what the police calls a black and white retro style and each district will get one for a year.

Feb 26, 2018 - 05:18 pm

Netherlands: EV sales more than double in January

Sales of electric and plug-in hybrid cars have been on the up in the Netherlands this January. Compared to the same month last year, PEV sales grew by 126 percent overall, with sales of all-electric cars undergoing a massive recovery.

Feb 19, 2018 - 01:17 pm

Electric cars have delivery problems across the board

Mayor carmakers are experiencing problems to deliver their few electric car models to a fast growing customer base. In some houses, wait times are up to a year for both domestic producers and suppliers as well as importers in Germany, a new survey reveals.

Jul 14, 2016 - 08:27 am

Test driving the Hyundai Ioniq.

Hyundai-Ioniq-electric-300There’s a new competitor in the battery-electric segment: the Hyundai Ionic electric. We welcome it with open arms, since the selection for BEVs continues to be too slim and every newcomer deserves a round of applause. And we are happy to report that the Ioniq turned out well – it’s inherently consistent, efficient and well manufactured. And it shows what level Hyundai and Kia have reached, namely one quite high up – with ambitions to make it to the very top.
Read the full car review on electrive.com >>

Apr 29, 2016 - 08:03 am

SpaceX, e-Golf.

Reading tip I: Musk goes Mars, or at least plans to send an unmanned space craft by SpaceX there by 2018. The mission is designed to probe what it would take to send human colonisers there in the future.
theguardian.com, wired.com

Reading tip II: The real range of the electric Golf exceeds the EPA rating, a six month trial suggests. Bengt Halvorson found the 83-mile conservative and was able to drive much longer on most days.

Aug 25, 2015 - 08:04 am

e-Golf, i3, Leoni.

Video tip: Blogger Marek Wieruszewski pitches the VW e-Golf and BMW i3 REX against one another, test driving them both. While he prefers the style and feel of the i3, he says the e-Golf is more practical, especially if the needed infrastructure is given.

Click tip: Who needs an app to track the charging status of their EV?! European automotive cable provider Leoni offers the iEVC, a charging cable that changes colour and visibly tracks the charging process. Plus, it reduced the chance that someone trips over the cable, in case you need to charge at night.
chargedevs.com (with video)

Sep 5, 2014 - 08:31 am

Nevada, Peugeot, India, E-Golf, Golf GTE.

The Nevada-Gigafactory deal will offer Tesla more incentives than expected. In return for choosing Nevada as location for the Gigafactory, the state will support the enterprise with a package estimated at 1.25 billion dollars. If approved by legislature, Tesla will basically operate tax free for the first 10 years and not having to pay sales tax for another ten years. In exchange for the incentives, Tesla must agree to invest at least 3.5 billion dollars in the battery plant.
forbes.com, businessinsider.com, teslamotors.com

Updated hybrid for Paris: Peugeot will show a new version of the hybrid study Exalt at the Paris Motor Show. The updated vehicle feature new materials and a little extra – it will come with a foldable electric scooter, called the HYbrid-kick, stored in the boot of the car.
autoexpress.co.uk, motorauthority.com

Chinese EV from India? A consortium of 15 Chinese companies allegedly wants to produce electric vehicles in the Indian region of Gujarat. Among them are seven carmakers. They are planning on investing 100 million dollars into building electric buses, ambulance and police cars.
rushlane.com, timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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E-Golf with sirens: Though there are no reports suggesting that Germany’s police force is looking to go electric, Volkswagen will show its E-Golf police car at the upcoming General Police Equipment Exhibition & Conference in Leipzig. More and more police forces worldwide have chosen to add EVs to their fleets.

Driving the Golf GTE: VW’s first plug-in hybrid is an overall smooth ride, especially in the city. Though Andy Pringle from AutoTrader finds the engine pretty noisy when going into sports mode and says, the vehicles extra pounds are weighing down acceleration. Still, he would “recommend it over a Toyota Prius plug-in or Vauxhall Ampera.”

Jul 24, 2014 - 08:19 am

India, Ballard Power Systems, NIST, VW.

EV conversion kit: As part of a pilot project, the Indian government plans to support car owners willing to retrofit their car with a “specialised conversion kit.” Reportedly, this kit can be used on any vehicle not older than two to three years, but is only available from one manufacturer so far.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com, indianradios.com

Next-gen fuel cell partnership: Once again, New Flyer Industries ordered fuel cells from Ballard to power its H2 buses. The American bus manufacturer will be the first to use Ballard’s FCvelocity-HD7 module with integrated compressor and coolant pump and with reduced static as well as moving parts.

Hydrogen refuelling station dispensers: How accurate are they? To test the meter, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) developed a prototype Transient Flow Facility that imitates the conditions of a FCV during refuelling.

Comparing apples and oranges can sometimes reveal interesting facts. Like this report by Green Car Reports on the new E-Golf and Golf TDI. The electric Golf not only is lighter but almost as cheap as its fossil-burning brother. Winner on efficiency is the E-Golf, while the diesel scores on perceived sportiness.

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