freshlysteezed
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Joined: Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:37 am

keep the forum going!

Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:29 pm

I understand the 2020 e-Golf is discontinued but I just got on this forum!
hopefully this community keeps to learn from each other
excited to own my first eGolf!!

astromouse
Posts: 14
Joined: Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:16 pm
Location: Norwich, Norfolk, UK

Re: keep the forum going!

Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:59 am

It is a great car! Perhaps my favourite of all the cars I have owned (about 10).
"...I have encountered a vergence in the force..."

freshlysteezed
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:37 am

Re: keep the forum going!

Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:25 pm

10 E-golfs?? really

do you have the 2019 one?

f1geek
Posts: 940
Joined: Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:18 pm
Location: SF Bay Area

Re: keep the forum going!

Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:12 am

I am planning to keep my e-Golf for 10 to 15 years, as I suspect are other e-Golf drivers, so I think the forum will have a use for quite some time.
2017 e-Golf LE, Multi Coat White with Black Vegan Leather interior

rt1970
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Sep 27, 2021 8:29 am

Re: keep the forum going!

Mon Sep 27, 2021 8:33 am

Yay! We've just purchased a 2019 e-Golf. Happy to find this forum!

MichaelG
Posts: 16
Joined: Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:14 am
Location: Seattle

Re: keep the forum going!

Thu Nov 04, 2021 4:11 pm

I have a 2016 and I love it. I bought it used and have had for two years. I would love to keep it for fifteen years, but I am concerned about the battery. It is not a problem yet. I have 30k miles on it and I am very careful with the battery. I try to keep it in the 30-80% charge range. Never use the DC fast charge. That being said it is likely to start being a problem around 80-100K miles. I keep hoping that an industry appears that replaces batteries in older e-cars. Electric motors are so simple relative to Internal Combustion. There is no reason that this vehicle couldn't get to 300K miles. Fingers crossed. I'll keep trolling the web.

MIke G.
Seattle
2016 e-golf

f1geek
Posts: 940
Joined: Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:18 pm
Location: SF Bay Area

Re: keep the forum going!

Thu Nov 04, 2021 6:14 pm

If you continue to treat the battery pack as you do now, I'm not sure you need to worry. I have 32,000 miles on the pack and since 22,000 miles when I started to keep close track of the pack energy content, the usable capacity (based on driving at least 100 miles and using the car's efficiency data) has stayed between 29-31 kWh (there is variability in the data due to rounding errors). So, I've seen no obvious change in usable capacity for the last 12,000 miles, and if you look at my data, the curve has a slight positive slope. I typically go from ~25% to 90% per charge cycle and I DCFC when needed (about once or twice a month). Of course, my 2017 has the "big" pack and it is more than adequate for almost all of my driving.
2017 e-Golf LE, Multi Coat White with Black Vegan Leather interior

RecoverE
Posts: 29
Joined: Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:06 am
Location: Upstate New York

Re: keep the forum going!

Fri Nov 05, 2021 4:15 pm

I have a 2015 eGolf with 51K miles and all level 2 charging at home. Normally I do not charge to 100%; but, this morning I noticed that I did so overnight. The dash readout at start-up was 4.8m/kwh and a range of 85 miles. This reading was with a garage temperature of roughly 50degF. These two figures give me a usable battery capacity of 17.7 Kwh. I read this data to mean that I am roughly 15% down from the new capacity of the battery. Any comments? Still like the vehicle; a higher replacement battery would be great.

f1geek
Posts: 940
Joined: Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:18 pm
Location: SF Bay Area

Re: keep the forum going!

Sat Nov 06, 2021 3:13 pm

Hard to be sure. I don't calculate usable capacity based on the GOM at startup - I wouldn't trust the GOM for estimating pack capacity. I drive the miles and then use the measured efficiency to calculate pack capacity. If the car suits your needs, then why not wait until deg is more significant before having thoughts of changing things?
2017 e-Golf LE, Multi Coat White with Black Vegan Leather interior

RecoverE
Posts: 29
Joined: Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:06 am
Location: Upstate New York

Re: keep the forum going!

Sun Nov 07, 2021 7:51 am

You are right about not changing things. The car and its range are very adequate for my local needs. Its realistic stress free range is between 60 and 80 miles year-round. I typically keep vehicles for 10 years or more. Will do so with my eGolf.

Cheers,

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