2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Debuts at Frankfurt Motor Show; Range Optimistically Listed at 118 Miles
Volkswagen just unveiled its 2015 e-Golf electric in full production trim at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The five-door hatchback features a 24.2-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which VW claims will provide the e-Golf with up to 118 miles of range (NEDC) or around 80 miles in the real world according to our estimates.
VW says that the e-Golf is an in-house design and that all of the critical electric bits, including the motor and battery pack, will be built at its Kassel components factory in Germany.
Some additional specs for the e-Golf include the following:
- 114 horsepower
- 199 pound-feet of torque
- 0 to 62 mph in 10.4 seconds
- 87 mph top speed
- Drag coefficient of 0.28
- Three drive modes: Normal, Eco and ECO+
- Four levels of regenerative braking: D1, D2, D3 and B
- Optional CCS
- 13-hour recharge on standard 230-volt socket or 8 hours with optional wall-box charger
The VW e-Golf will launch in Europe in Spring of 2014. It won’t arrive in the US until later 2014 or early 2015. Unfortately, there’s still no pricing information out on the e-Golf. However, we suspect that it’ll launch in the US with a price in the mid-$30,000 area.
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