Car Tech – 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

VW’s e-Golf is the car maker’s first EV to hit the U.S market. But how does it stack up against other electric vehicles like Ford Fusion Electric, Nissan Leaf and Fiat 500e?

31 thoughts on “Car Tech – 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

  • November 7, 2014 at 3:31 am

    Electric cars, hybrids, and direct injection engines, along with turbo and supercharged engines with idle stop/start systems helped bring down the cost of fuel and lowered the demand for fuel. The national average for gasoline prices are less than $3.00 per gallon.

  • November 7, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    with all the tech in vehicles its a wonder that they are safe and don't distract the driver. There is something that can be said by knobs and buttons.

  • November 12, 2014 at 4:08 am

    VW interiors suck ass, cheap plastic everywhere, and look dated even when new.

  • February 27, 2015 at 12:54 am

    Strange that there is a complaint about whine and gear noise just as in his review of the Soul EV Yet neither vehicle appears to exhibit the noise that he refers to.. There is a small "jet like" noise that comes from the Leaf and the Soul EV but sounding like a jet is way cool.

  • March 18, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    I honestly think just give the e golf a couple of years. Especially once the MK8 comes out. Still though as with a lot of electric cars. Not completely practical for a lot of users. Good luck living in the midwest with any EV. Especially if you live in an apartment where overnight charging simply isn't an option. Eventually I would like an EV that is a ways off. Mostly due to my own financials but simply put EVs aren't there yet. I drive out of town once ever month or 2. I simply don't have time to recharge my car on a 3 hour drive. Then I am also doing a lot of driving in Dallas or OKC depending on where I am for the day. They need something that can deliver a solid 500-700 miles of range before I would even consider an EV. It will happen though. As for the issue related to the GOLF. VW with the MK7 really should have addressed the issues with the touchscreen head unit. As with a lot of auto makers they seem to have problems making a decent res display that is super responsive. Say what you want about an iPhone however the 1st gen iPhone had better functionality and snappiness than just about any current auto touch screen. The iphone came out in 2007 and the ipad in 2010. Plus android is great. I don't know why more auto makers don't android or qnx. Seems strange the Golf has a good look interior, steering wheel, etc. Yet it all falls flat with the touch screen in the middle. It really needs to be a 7 inch. Especially if there is navigation. I also don't understand car companies putting in SD cards in the vehicles. No one uses SD cards for that. Also VW needs to get over using their own cable and just pit in a usb port. Car companies also need to drop disc drives in their cars. Especially if they know the target audience for the vehicle is younger.

  • March 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Yep. Tesla's model 3 will be the true electric for the mass market. The model 3 is going to kick some a**.

  • May 26, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    Would you have chosen this car over the BMW i3?

  • June 10, 2015 at 12:29 am

    Volkswagen interiors are terribly boring to look at.

  • July 27, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Kindly come to terms with your ass for it bears you.   So, there are 3 levels of regenerative braking not just one.   There is probably a 10% range increase over leaf.. due to efficiencies of machine and battery design.  The battery doesn't " cool itself"  it is conduction cooled to the frame of the car.. with some air cooling also.  The batter is NOT a Panasonic.. it is a VW proprietary design.. with ample videos of their R&D efforts here on youtube.  Fit and finish is superior to us made leafs.. and handling is nimbler… not an issue unless you live in the twisties like I do.  Nobody charges with 120 Volts.. unless they are stuck in gitchy goomey and cant find a dryer outlet at the motel.  Fiat and other "compliance cars"  aren't serious compettiton.. no volume, and not Mfr. serious intent.  This is perhaps THE Serious Competition for Leaf.. because it is also a World Car – like Leaf.

  • December 22, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    how much would it cost to have a 240 charging system?
    And a high current charger system? Is it possible to carry the high current charger system in the trunk and have charging anywere? That would be awesome for traveling

  • December 25, 2015 at 1:30 am

    If those pie dish rims allow a car to be more aerodynamic, why don't we see them on regular gas/diesel cars?

  • January 15, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    this shitty car misses every mark possible. crap range crap price crap weight…costs as much as a decently loaded passat…if you buy used now you can find a TDI passat for 26k which some have gotten 80 MPG with. beats a 10 hour charge wait any

  • July 17, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    The Golf GTE is the real interesting one. Too bad it is Europe only.

  • August 28, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    No Chademo fast charge is a game killer for the e-golf in California. Using an SAE connector was a big mistake for Ford and VW.  This is a very good electric car, that handles well, but having to buy expensive charge cable adaptors seems to stymie owners.. so I have seen several with under 1000 miles on them for sale, less than a month  after they were new.  This is idiocy on the part of the buyer.. and the maker too.

  • October 12, 2016 at 10:51 am

    i have a mk7 and use the sd slot all the time.

  • November 22, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    why is it too expensive, as vw didnt had to make a new model for this, they put a battery etc in the golf,it must have saved them a bunch of money in designing etc, companies are cashing the market.

  • September 5, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Why does this video look like it was shot in 2009?

  • September 5, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Americans and their 120V…

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