Production of Volkswagen's first-ever mass-produced pure electric vehicle, the VW e-Golf, has been underway for a couple of months now, but we've yet to see video of the e-Golf getting assembled.
As this video shows, the Volskwagen e-Golf runs down the same Wolfsburg assembly lines as its ICE Golf siblings.
Of note is that the e-Golf's battery pack is house completely underneath the vehicle (it's installed from below too).
First US e-Golf deliveries are expected to begin in Q4 of 2014.
Pricing for the US e-Golf is not available at this time.
Some basic e-Golf specs include:
US on-sale date in select states of 4th quarter of 2014
- 24.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack
- Real-world range of approximately 80 miles (118 NEDC)
- 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
- 13-hour recharge on standard 230-volt socket or 4 hours with optional wall-box charger
- Spring 2014 launch in Europe
- Curb weight 3,090 pounds
- 7.2 kW onboard charger
- Depending on driving style and charging behavior, the average range for the e-Golf is between 70 and 90 miles
- CCS is standard in US