Das electric! VW's e-Golf goes on sale in Germany
February 20, 2014
The most successful selling car in Europe has gone electric. Now available in Germany, Volkswagen’s all electric e-Golf, which premiered at the Frankfurt International Auto Show last September, joins the e-up! and eco-up! in the German manufacturer's all-electric line-up.
The e-Golf, looking near identical to the petrol powered model, is reported to achieve economy of 12.7 kWh/100 km (62 mi) at a cost of only €3.28/100 km (US $4.50/62 mi).
Powered by an 85 kW (114 hp) electric motor paired with a 24.2 kWh lithium ion battery, the e-Golf boasts torque figures of 270 Nm (200 lb.ft) and makes the run from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in a not so quick 10.4 seconds.
The front wheel drive e-Golf provides a choice of three driving modes and has four levels of regenerative braking. Volkswagen reports a range of 190 km (118 mi) on a single charge (depending on driving styles) with a limited top speed of 140 km/h (87 mph).
Volkswagen’s e-Golf is on sale now in Germany with prices starting at €34,900 (US $47,872)