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By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks, Volkswagen e-Golf on Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 at 2:52 pm
Volkswagen e-Golf Power Availability Display Gauge Explained

Volkswagen e-Golf Power Availability Display Gauge Explained

Having an electric vehicle is great, as you get to avoid expensive fuel costs and many traditional maintenance needs. There are a few things you will want to familiarize yourself with, however, such as the e-Golf’s power gauge. Here, you will find the Volkswagen e-Golf power availability display gauge explained in a way that will make it easy for you to understand the important information being presented to you on the road.

Of course, you’ll notice that the e-Golf doesn’t have a typical fuel gauge since it requires no gasoline. It is fully electric, and therefore has a gauge that displays electric charge. But how exactly to you read this gauge and make sense of it?

How to read the e-golf power display gaugeWhere you would normally find the tachometer, you will find a gauge highlighted on one side in green and the other in blue. When first starting this vehicle, the needle on the gauge should sit at zero. The right side of the gauge, in blue, shows the e-Golf’s current energy consumption. The left side, in green, is used during braking, and shows the amount of braking energy that is being converted into electric power.

Below this gauge you will also see a smaller display, which shows you how much power is available to you. When it is in the “max” zone, you have full power available to you should you want to accelerate quickly. In the “normal” zone, you may not have the full power available for quick acceleration. If the gauge needle drops into the red zone, it means you will likely want to charge your e-Golf soon in order to return to maximum power.

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How to Know When the 2016 VW e-Golf Battery Needs to Be Charged

There is one more gauge you will want to be aware of, and it is the battery charge level display. You can find it below the speedometer on the 2016 e-Golf. It looks just like a fuel gauge, and when the needle approaches the red zone, you will want to get the vehicle charged as soon as possible. You can also see how much charge is left by looking to the lower right of the multi-function display to see the approximate amount of miles left on your current charge.

Now that the Volkswagen e-Golf power availability display gauge has been explained to you, feel free to contact us with any questions you might have. You’re now ready to start enjoying the full capabilities of your VW e-Golf, so get out there and drive.

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