LOS ANGELES -- Volkswagen plans a freshened e-Golf electric car with a bigger battery and 50 percent more driving range.
The updated e-Golf receives a new 36 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack, compared with the 24 kWh system in the outgoing model. The bigger battery boosts range to up to about 200 km (124 miles) in everyday driving on a single charge, compared with 133 km (83 miles) on the previous model. An upgraded electric motor boosts power to 134 hp and 290 newton meters of torque compared with 115 hp and 270 newton meters for the older model.
Other upgrades include a new optional 9.2-inch touchscreen, Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster and driver-assist systems.