Yes.LeftieBiker wrote:I assume that by "vestibule" you mean a tent designed to connect to the rear door opening, rather than a pop-up camper option? Yes, that would be nice.
A German-plated Golf "Variant" (station wagon) was spotted being tested in the Bay Area a couple of years ago, wearing "GTE" badging -- meaning it's a plug-in hybrid. But for some reason VW hasn't offered such a combination, even in Germany.edatoakrun wrote:Why doesn't VW electrify this thing?
VW would have the Electro-wagon market category all to itself.
Probably no more, and maybe even less drag than the shorty Golf, meaning a huge increase in utility with minimal decrease in efficiency.
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/09 ... egolf.htmlVolkswagen prices 2017 e-Golf starting at $30,495; longer range, better fuel economy, more power
. . . The 7.2 kW on-board charger is now standard on all trims, which enables the battery to be charged in less than six hours at a 240V charging station. When equipped with DC Fast Charging (optional on SE, standard on Limited Edition and SEL Premium), the battery can be charged up to 80% within an hour at a DC fast charging station. . . .
The value-oriented e-Golf SE ($30,495) trim now offers more standard equipment, including an 8-inch glass-covered touchscreen display, LED taillights, cruise control, a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, and the 7.2 kW on-board charger. A DC Fast Charging package is available for $995.
The e-Golf Limited Edition ($33,795) includes the standard features of the SE trim, and adds DC Fast Charging capability, V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces, and Park Distance Control (ParkPilot), with a new feature called Maneuver Braking (arriving late in the model year), which can help driver avoid or mitigate the effects of a collision with stationary objects while parking.
The e-Golf SEL Premium ($36,995) offers an optional Driver Assistance package ($1,395), including the 12.3-inch Volkswagen Digital Cockpit instrument cluster, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Forward Collision Warning with Autonomous Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring (Front Assist), Lane Assist, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert, Park Assist and Light Assist. (Late availability for the Driver Assistance Package).
I never use the j1772 lock on the on the leaf anymore as a matter of courtesy at public chargpoints and just to avoid the hassle when charging at home.redLEAF wrote:OK, will also post this on the VW e-Golf forum as well to see if this has happened to anyone who frequents this forum as a former LEAF owner (like me) ... I was experiencing an unability to remove the charging cable from the car one morning, tried EVERYTHING - including an emergency procedure detailed in the owners manual (press the unlock button on the key fob and full charge button next to the charge port) and it just would not unlock. Called VWOA customer service to no avail. I did see what looked like a small cylinder or post above the J1772 nozzle on the car that stuck out, pushed it in with a solid plastic stick and voila it unlocked ! — then took it in to my VW dealer. Here is the long term fix - not documented in the owners manual at all. To unlock the charger, you first unlock the car outside with the key fob or pressing the drivers door handle then press the unlock button INSIDE the car - this seems to always work now, go figure ?
Still love the car but the locking charger cable seems to have had a mind of its own - not sure if this is just specific to MY 2015 e-Golf or later cars as well, as this was frustrating to say the least thought it was worth sharing