Electrive.net reports that the facelifted VW e-Golf, due out late in autumn 2016, will boost its battery capacity 48% from 24.2 kWh to 35.8 kWh through the use of 37 Ah cells (up from the previous 25 Ah). (Earlier post, earlier post.)
Range will be extended to around 300 km (186 miles) NEDC, said Dr. Volkmar Tanneberger, Head of Electrics / Electronics Development at Volkswagen, at a journalist workshop at the Formula E race in Berlin. This will likely result in a real-world range of about 200 km (124 miles).
Dr. Tanneberger said that the company would only offer the e-Golf with the higher capacity, according to the report, instead of offering tiered range options.
In addition, according to the report, the e-Golf’s motor will grow from 100 kW to 120 kW.
Electrive.net also reported that the e-Golf will maintain its slower 3.6 kW on-board charger due to cost issues.