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2017 Volkswagen e-Golf: first drive of updated 125-mile electric car

Sunday 07/May/2017 - 09:15 AM
Sada El Balad
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The 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf، the only battery-electric car sold by VW in the U.S.، got a large range boost for its third year on the market.

While the current model year is winding to a close، 2017 e-Golfs are just now reaching dealers in the handful of states where the compact electric car is offered for sale.

But with an EPA-rated range of 125 miles combined، the 2017 VW e-Golf now offers more range than any all-electric car that's not a Tesla or a Chevy Bolt EV.

That's a 50-percent increase over the previous model's 83 miles، and significantly increases the practicality of the e-Golf for drivers with longer commutes—or those who live in areas with winter weather.

Two weeks ago، we spent a brief time behind the wheel of a 2017 e-Golf، though New York City traffic prevented any meaningful test of the car's expanded range.

For that we'll wait to get the electric Golf for a longer test.

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