The Volkswagen brand will introduce its first electric vehicle in the last quarter of 2014. It will be the e-Golf model, already introduced to European public during last year Frankfurt Motor Show and this year Geneva Motor show.
The car will be sold at select dealerships at the end of this year and will feature full LED headlights, GPS navigation system, leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel, Bluetooth, rearview camera and keyless entry.
The electric model uses a 115-horsepower electric motorthat delivers 199 pound-feet of torque, and allows the e-Golf to reach 25 mph from rest in 4.2 seconds and to get to 60 mph in approximately 10 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 87 mph.
What everyone is interested in is the driving range of the car, estimated between 70 and 90 miles. Maximum range is approximately 115 miles, ensured by a 24.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that weighs 701 lbs (318 kg), out of a total of 3,090 lbs (1,401 kg).
The e-Golf has three driving profiles: “Normal”, “Eco” and “Eco+”. Same as the ones we see in the BMW i3.