Frankfurt 2013: Volkswagen e-Golf [Live Photos]
The first all-electric Golf, dubbed the e-Golf, has just made its 100% production ready debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, together with its stablemate the e-Up!.
This electric family compact is powered by an electric motor that produces 85 kW (115 PS) and 270 Nm of torque, about the same as your average 1.6 TDI. This allows it to go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 10.4 seconds (who's ever going to floor it?) and offer an electronically limited top speed of 140 km/h.
Since the e-Golf is best left in the city, we thing the 0 to 60 km/h time of 4.2 seconds really shows Volkswagen has made a dynamic electric vehicle.
This Made in Germany EV has a range of up to 190 km on a full battery charge. It will be available next year in select markets.
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