2017 VW e-Golf
The VW Group is in a state of upheaval, just the first model of a new, hopefully long series of vehicles in the field of e-mobility. Starting in April 2017, it will be finalized at the Dresden Glass Factory, together with an
exhibition on visitors and vehicle collectors. To wish is a distinctly different end to the predecessor Phaeton.
In 2020, this phase will be completed. By then, in Germany alone, around one-fifth of the workforce (23,000) will be reduced. This concerns the temporary work and the partial retirement. However, the sites are to be
preserved. In spite of the tight corset with the state government and a strong works council, VW hopes to be able to free itself from the cost of an exhaustion scandal.
At the same time, 3.5 billion euros are invested in Germany and about 9,000 jobs are being created in the area of software development, if possible even with own, trained employees. A separate battery factory seems
also to be decided. All this is to be achieved by increasing the productivity of 25 percent and the operating return on sales by 4 percent.
The e-Golf is developing, profit from more recent battery technology with more than 30% increased in range. Also the torque has increased by 20 Nm and the power by 15 kW, which leads to 10 km/h more top speed. It
remains the hope that in the face of more advanced competition also enough fast loading hardware is offered. 11/16
|Online Battery charging|
|Online operatable ACC|
|Traffic jam assistent up to 60 km/h|
|City Emergency braking|
|Emergency braking elsewhere|