1. Home
  2. >
  3. Test Drive Evaluation
  4. >
  5. Test Drive Experience
  6. >
  7. Low-emission to zero-emission electric...

[Car House Test Drive] The future transportation is always reminiscent of the vehicles flying in “The Fifth Element”, but today's engineers from the public bring us the vehicles 3 years later, these future vehicles For us, both familiar and unfamiliar, this is the electric version of the Lavida and the electric and blue-drive models of the Golf. At the same time, these three new cars will plan the blueprint of new energy for the Chinese market in the future.

LaVida electric version models: ( click to learn more about the electric LaVida version )

The LaVida electric version is a new energy model jointly developed by Volkswagen and Shanghai Volkswagen in China. The new car is very similar to the gasoline version that we are familiar with. Since the electric car is not driven by a traditional internal combustion engine and does not require heat dissipation, it adopts a closed type. Grille, this design can effectively reduce the drag coefficient during high-speed driving.

For the interior, the electric version of Lavida has undergone some changes due to the needs of the model, including the instrument panel, the LED display added on the center console, the new gear handle and the vehicle display control buttons at the front of the gear handle.

In terms of power, since we are introducing electric vehicles, the power system is our focus. The electric version of Lavida uses a motor with a maximum power of 85 kW/115 hp (continuous power: 50 kW/60 hp), which can provide the maximum With a torque of 270 N·m, it is equipped with a dedicated 1-speed reduction gearbox on electric vehicles (a reduction torque converter unique to electric vehicles). It takes about 11 seconds to accelerate from standstill to 100 km/h, the top speed can reach 130 km/h, and the low-speed constant speed endurance is 150km.

Lavida electric vehicles use electricity as energy source. The new car’s energy construction uses lithium-ion battery packs. The total weight of the battery pack is 315 kilograms and consists of 180 lithium battery cells. The actual capacity of Lavida electric vehicles is 26.5 kilowatt-hours (kWh). Direct charging through household 220/230 volt power supply. Depending on the battery condition, the charging time can take up to 7 hours. If connected to a 380/400 volt power supply, the charging time is significantly shortened, as long as 3.5 hours. It can be charged at night or when the vehicle is stopped at work. In this way, the energy consumption cost of a LaVida electric car for 100 kilometers is less than 10 yuan. The charging plug is located behind the “fuel tank” cover, which is the position of the fuel filler port of the ordinary car.

Driving experience, the LaVida electric version is the first electric model that the editor has driven. Compared with the LaVida gasoline version, the suspension tuning of the electric version is more sporty. The shock absorber responds to road bumps more decisively than the gasoline version. Does not affect comfort. The steering of the electric model is significantly heavier, but the road feel and directivity are not improved, because the road feel is not very important for the Lavida.

Before experiencing the electric car, the data of the electric version of LaVida 270N·m made me very excited. From the data, it is almost equivalent to the domestic golf GTI. During the actual acceleration experience, the acceleration of the LaVida electric version is only equivalent to 1.6L naturally. The feel of aspirated models. Due to the characteristics of the electric motor and the transmission, the electric version of the LaVida has a very good acceleration persistence, but the acceleration does not show the push back feeling of the model with a torque of 270N·m, which is far behind the 1.4T model. It is worth mentioning that because the new car is an electric model, the noise inside the car is very small and only the noise of the tires can be introduced into the cab. If you open the window, you can hear the unique buzzing sound of the electric motor, which makes it feel like driving a future vehicle.

Since this event is an exchange meeting for Volkswagen to release its electric vehicle strategy, it is not based on test driving, so the editor only has a few hundred meters of driving experience. Please forgive me! Finally talk about your feelings! Although the LaVida electric model is still a trial car, the workmanship of each part is still the same as the current model. The unique power system makes it have a very quiet and comfortable driving environment. If you follow a short-distance city travel Model, regardless of the price, the electric version of LaVida is an environmentally friendly and comfortable new energy family car.

Electric golf ( click to learn more about electric golf )

The electric golf version is different from the electric version of the LaVida. The car is an original German test car. It is also different from the LaVida in terms of function and positioning. The editor below will introduce this new energy model from Germany to friends.

Appearance: Compared with the domestic Golf 6, the electric version of the Golf adopts a closed front center grid. Unlike the electric version of Lavida, the electric version of the Golf can be charged at the fuel port position and is also in the front center grid of the car. There is a second charging port in the Volkswagen Logo. It is also worth noting that the electric version of the Golf adopts the LED rear light style released in the sea at the beginning of the year, which is much better than the domestic version.

In terms of interior, the electric golf version has not changed much compared with the current model, only the instrument panel and the handlebar have been functionally improved. I won’t say much about the details. After all, what we are testing is not a production model.

Driving experience, because the powertrain is relatively similar to the LaVida, the performance of the golf electric version is very similar to that of the LaVida electric version. There is a big difference between the electric version of the Golf and the domestic model, which may be due to the overseas version. Compared with the domestic gasoline version, the electric version of the Golf has a harder suspension, and the suspension travel is shorter than that of the domestic model. However, there is no road filter. Compromise because of the harder suspension may be due to the flatness of the editing experience and the close distance. The steering of the electric version is heavier than the domestic version, and the feedback from the steering wheel is more powerful, but the steering accuracy has not changed. After all, the domestic version of the Golf is also better in this regard.

Compared with the electric version of the LaVida, the electric version of the Golf provides us with more choices of driving modes, including comfort mode, normal mode and travel mode. In addition to the B gear, three gears D1, D2 and D3 are added. Bit. D, D1, D2 and D3 (D3 is equivalent to B) will recover energy when the throttle is released and brake, but the intensity of recovery is different. As the number increases, the intensity of recovery will increase, and the throttle will not be stepped on. The sliding distance in the state will also decrease due to the increase in the intensity of energy recovery.

In the ” comfort ” mode, the electric motor can provide a full load maximum power of 85 kilowatts. Except for the 10 kilowatts of power provided to the air conditioning system, the rest is almost all used for power. The actual driving power feels equivalent to a naturally aspirated high The speed of the engine, the continuous acceleration is very fascinating, the two-stage throttle is the same as the gasoline version, but due to the protection of the reducer, the electric version of the Golf can also not realize the torque of 270N·m, and the acceleration can only be used relative to the positioning of the model. “Enough” to describe.

In the ” normal ” mode, the maximum power of the electric motor is limited to 65 kW. This mode can ensure that the vehicle can travel the farthest distance under the normal use of all functions. The actual driving experience and comfort mode in the normal mode are not The obvious difference is that the initial acceleration feels somewhat convergent.

In the ” stroke ” mode, the maximum output power of the motor is limited to 50 kilowatts. The air conditioning system was also completely shut down. The longest stroke has been reached. The itinerary mode is relatively “flesh”, which may be caused by the comparison of the first two modes, but driving without air conditioning in the summer is more “sufferable”.

Summary: The most fundamental difference between the golf electric model and the Lavida electric model is that the golf positioning is more sporty, and the cooperation of multiple driving modes and gears can meet the different needs of drivers under different conditions. Although the power system is very close to the electric version of the LaVida, both the power and the tuning of the suspension and steering make me like the electric version of the golf more. The reason is simple: more sporty, quieter, and more beautiful.

Golf 1.2TSI 6MT models

The editor at this new energy exchange meeting was fortunate to have checked in advance the 1.2TSI version of the Golf 6 model that will be launched at the end of next year. Although the new car has the FAW-Volkswagen logo on the rear, the editor has repeatedly verified that the car is indeed from Germany. The reason for adopting the FAW-Volkswagen logo is to make pre-propaganda for the future localization.

Appearance: There is no change between the 1.2TSI model and the domestic model. The only difference is that the 1.2TSI engine is used, so the TSI logo on the rear is not marked in red.

In terms of interior, the 1.2TSI is similar to the high-end models of the domestically produced Golf 6, but the difference is that the orange sports seats are used, which is one of the reasons why the editor guessed the import identity of the new car. In addition, the 1.2T model uses a simplified version of the multimedia entertainment system, but adds parking assist and xenon lights. This configuration is difficult to see in China.

Driving experience: For the 1.2TSI model, what everyone cares most about is the power problem. After a simple test drive of several hundred meters, the editor can be very responsible to tell you that there is absolutely no problem with the early acceleration of the 1.2TSI model. There is no need to worry about the lack of power of the 1.2L engine, because the turbocharger can burst out 175N·m of torque within 1550-4100rpm, and the acceleration performance of the 1.2T model is better than the 1.6L natural suction between the 1st and 3rd gears. However, with the increase of the engine speed, the 1.2TSI rear end acceleration is obviously weak. In actual driving, the acceleration after 4th gear does not have any pushback feeling. After all, the maximum power of 105 horsepower does not have any for the Golf. Advantages, this is also an unavoidable problem for small-displacement supercharged engines.

The most essential difference between the 1.2TSI model and the domestic version of the small-displacement supercharged model is that the new car is equipped with an engine Start-Sport; that is: the engine start-stop system, which makes the engine stop when the vehicle starts and stops, and the car also listens to it. Without any sound in the engine compartment, the engine starts quietly after lightly stepping on the accelerator, and there is no noise made after starting the vehicle with the key. It is easy to misunderstand that the engine is stalled for the first time driving.

It is worth mentioning that the 1.2TSI model uses the MQ350 6-speed manual transmission. Compared with the MQ250 5-speed manual transmission, the MQ350 has a smaller shift gap. Whether it is an upshift or a shift, the smooth shifting of gears brings troubles to the driver. Then there is “complexity”, but it becomes enjoyment. It is precisely because of the increase in gears that the performance of the 1.2TSI engine can be better played.

Since the new car is a German original model, compared with domestic models, the performance of the 1.2TSI model in the chassis and steering is closer to the GTI tuning. The shorter suspension, more crisp response and harder suspension make the new car more integrated , The tilt of the body is also very limited when turning at a higher speed. The inner suspension supports the body very strongly. In addition, the interior noise control of the 1.2TSI model is significantly better than that of the domestic model. The accelerator and brake pedals of the overseas version are harder than the domestic version, and the clutch pedal is shorter. In short, compared with the domestic version, the overseas version has a stronger sense of sportiness.

The 1.2TSI version of the Golf will be the second domestic model equipped with a 1.2TSI engine in the future. It is speculated that the new car will meet with you at the end of next year at the earliest. Compared with the previous two electric cars, the 1.2TSI Golf will also be a departure. Our latest model, although it will be adjusted in China after it is made domestically, and give up some sense of sports, but according to the official release of 4.0L fuel consumption per 100 kilometers is definitely worth looking forward to.

Related new energy policies:

Up to 60 thousand 5 cities pilot new energy vehicle policy