Volkswagen Bringing e-Golf to Canada in 2017

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

Volkswagen is fulfilling their promise to bring more electric vehicles to market: the e-Golf is coming to Canada for the first time next year. The all-electric Golf will be available beginning in mid-2017.

The e-Golf is getting a freshening up before it arrives here, and part of that effort is a new 36 kWh lithium-ion battery. That’s 50 percent bigger than the current car and translates to a range of over 200 km on a full charge. On the European cycle it gets 300 km, but that test is more generous than the North American standard. The motor gets an upgrade as well and produces 134 hp and 214 lb-ft of torque.

Other changes include LED head- and tail-lights along with refreshed bumpers and bodywork that sees some small aerodynamic tweaks unique to the electric model. The interior gets a new 9.2-inch touchscreen and VW’s “Virtual Cockpit” digital instrument panel. Volkswagen Canada says that the car will come with “a host of cold weather-related features” but does not elaborate on what they might be. Expect heated seats and steering wheel to be the biggest part of that.

The revised e-Golf will receive some new driver assistance systems, including forward collision warning with emergency braking, pedestrian monitoring, and available active cruise control, lane guidance, and park assist.

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

The revised e-Golf is part of Volkswagen’s plan to launch 30 VW Group electric vehicles by 2025. Full details of the car will be available at the Canadian debut at the Montreal Auto Show in January.

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Evan Williams

Evan Williams

Evan is based in Halifax, and has been a car nut for as long as anyone can remember. He autocrosses, does lapping days and TSD rallies, breaks cars and then fixes them again.
  • don684

    Good luck selling any in Ontario .Land of the most expensive electrical power in North America.

  • Hans Uetz

    cool!

  • Jamez

    Really? I’m quite happy paying $0.087CAD per kWh to charge my Focus Electric. And in 2017 overnight charging will be free.

    What are your rates?

  • Jamez

    35kWh traction pack sounds great! Wonder how much usable it has.

    I don’t know if that will shake out to 200km but should be easy enough with the right conditions (FFE owners can squeak out 180 kms on a 20.5kWh usable pack

  • don684

    Why should your overnight charging be free? Are taxpayers now expected to subsidize your driving just because you drive an electric car?

  • Jamez

    I’m sorry, I got the impression you were aware of the status of Electricity in Ontario. They pay to get rid of Surplus energy in the evenings in Ontario. So, why not put it to good use and give early adopters an incentive? Better to give it away instead of paying to get rid of it.

    As for the subsidies, if you live in Ontario, you’ve been paying them for years. Might as well take advantage of them and buy an EV for less than an ICE (like I did)

  • UncleB

    Did you hear of Wynnes new fit bit? You shove it up your ass when having sex. It counts the strokes and telemeters them to Taxation Ontario where the computers send you your tax bill based on this information.

  • UncleB

    Eastern Canada will have to install charging stations for these and all other models! No carcinogenic fumes from electrics, Thank God.