2018 Atlas makes room for you

The extra-large SUV that makes no sacrifices

There are a whole lot of things we depend on our cars for. To get us around town, and sometimes out of town. We haul friends, family and quite often, lots and lots of stuff. Maybe you’re a frequent road tripper. Or perhaps an avid home renovator. It’s the multitude of ways in which we use our cars and all the things we need to put in them that can at times, make them feel like they’re not quite big enough.

Enter the All-New 2018 Atlas. If you’re looking for an SUV that makes no compromises, this is the one. Need to chauffeur five kids to soccer practice? No problem. There’s room for up to 7 people. Just bought a new mattress? Save yourself the delivery fee. The 2nd and 3rd rows easily fold down flat so you can go ahead and slide them right in.

Let’s say you need to take the dog to the vet but you can’t find a babysitter. The Atlas has you covered. Thanks to the slide and tilt 2nd row seat, you don’t have to remove your child safety seat to get the dog into the back. Everyone gets in and out quickly and easily.

And when we say everyone, we mean everyone. If you’ve got a large passenger manifest, the Atlas ensures there’s room for plenty. Partly due to its large size, partly to its super clever design and use of space, the 3rd row seating carries 3 adult passengers comfortably. What’s more, you can swap the second-row bench for optional captain’s chairs, for added comfort.

The Atlas also handles everyday chores with exceptional ease, even when you can’t. For instance, if you’re the type of person who packs in more groceries than you can carry to the house in one trip, then the easy open liftgate is a lifesaver. Once you’ve loaded your arms full of bags, a simple wave of your foot under the back bumper will release and lower the liftgate. You don’t have to put anything down, and you’re less likely to drop something.

The Atlas has the versatility to handle any project you throw its way. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a DIY enthusiast, you have a busy family or are a snowbird heading south for winter, there’s room for you and all your stuff.

Want to learn more? Get all the details on the All-New 2018 Atlas now.

Electric Vehicle Charging 101

Everything you need to know about charging your e-Golf

Electric vehicle (EV) technology remains relatively new. Unless you have an EV, you may not know all the details surrounding how it works. And that can be a little intimidating.

For instance, how do you charge an e-Golf? Can you plug it in like you do your lawn mower or hedge trimmer? Do you have to buy a charging station? How long does it take to charge an e-Golf?

Fret not, here’s everything you need to know about charging your e-Golf.

About the e-Golf battery

Let’s begin with the e-Golf’s lithium-ion battery capacity. A full charge will use approximately 31.5 kWh of electricity. Keep in mind, the battery will never fully deplete, so you’ll never actually have to use that much electricity to get a full charge.

In terms of consumption, the battery uses approximately 17.4 kWh for every 100 kilometers driven. This is the gasoline equivalent of only 2.0 L/100 km! So if you drive 100 km per day, on average, you’ll have to charge the battery approximately every 1.8 days.

Charging your e-Golf

So, can you plug your e-Golf into a regular residential outlet just like you do everything else? Yes. Yes, you can. Better yet, every e-Golf comes with a home charger for a regular outlet.

But here’s the catch: outlets come in varying voltages. The outlets in typical residential homes are either 110 or 120 volts. Think of voltage like water pressure. At this voltage, you’re not getting a lot of water coming out the spout. It would take between 26 and 29 hours to fully charge the e-Golf on Level 1.

At Level 2, voltage moves up to between 208 and 240 volts. You can install a Level 2 charger at home on a dryer or oven-style outlet. Because there is more voltage—and typically more amperes—charging an electric vehicle on Level 2 would reduce to 4-5 hours. You can also find these at many convenient destinations—grocery stores, schools, offices—for a quick top-up.

A Level 3 charger is a fast-charging station. Unlike Level 1 and 2, Level 3 operates at over 400 volts and the high-voltage battery’s native Direct Current (DC). More and more are being installed throughout your community and along key transportation routes, especially in Ontario, Québec, and British Columbia. Charging time to 80% is only 30-45 minutes, the perfect amount of time for a road trip pit stop. The last 20% of any EV’s battery takes longer to charge—roughly the equivalent of Level 2—due to the lithium-ion battery’s inherent nature.

Locating a charging station is super easy. Check out our interactive map to locate an e-Golf compatible charging station near you.

In the upcoming weeks, we’ll be addressing all your e-Golf and EV questions here. Check back soon for more information.

In the meantime, find out more about e-Golf or reserve one now.