Volkswagen e-Golf, the all-electric model, has been debuted in North America at the LA motor show this month. LA motor show will be held during 22nd November to 1st December 2013. Powered by an electric motor, the e-Golf produces torque of 199lb ft and 113bhp. As per the German automaker, e-Golf can accelerate from 0-62mph in 10.4 seconds and can reach the top speed of 87mph. The average range of the car is limited between 70 and 90 miles.
An initiative of the MQB architecture of Volkswagen, the e-Golf weighs around 1402kg. Of the total weight, 318kg mass of the car is created by its lithium-ion battery pack. An interesting thing about the e-Golf is that it allows its enthusiastic users to select from three driving modes. The three modes are namely dubbed Normal, Eco and Eco+. However, when it comes to the most competent driving mode, Eco+ is the name that comes to the mind because with Eco+ the output limit of the electric engine becomes 73bhp and 129lb ft.
As per Volkswagen, the company has condensed the drag coefficient of the car. This has been done by lowering the size of the front radiator grille. Moreover, the car has also been equipped with new bodywork that includes the addition of a new rear spoiler to cope with the airflow.
Talking about interiors, the e-Golf is equipped with VW’s Car-Net connected services. Additionally, the e-Golf also features leather seats, a rear-view camera and parking sensors among other things. First displayed at the Frankfurt motor show earlier this year alongside the e-UP, the official pricing of the e-Golf is yet to be announced.
Both the e-Up and e-Golf come with the option of a Combined Charging System. This system allows both AC and DC inputs to be used to charge the battery.