As we can see from the images released by chinacartimes.com, the electric variant of the Bora will be dubbed eBora, and will only come with a few exterior changes.
These changes include a more compact grille, while various vents around the front end that have also been covered up. Moving on to the interior, the electric sedan will likely suffer no serious modifications compared to the gasoline version it is based on. Also, new LED daytime running lights and tail lights are accompanied by light alloy wheels.
The eBora will be fitted with VW’s Blue-e-Motion Li-ion batteries grouped in 30 cell, that will juice one electric motor. Total power is rated at 26.5 kWH while the batteries weigh in around 300 kg (660 pounds), including their cooling systems.
Other details revealed by the aforementioned source indicate the main motor was developed by Japanese company Sanyo, and VW is expected to work with BYD to use its technology in the development of the batteries.
The model is expected to be released sometime in 2013, and will join the E-Lavida in the company’s attempt of gaining market leadership in e-mobility by 2018. “China is the world's most important market for the Volkswagen Group, and the success of e-mobility in China is crucial to the global implementation of the e-Mobility strategy," Martin Winterkorn, CEO of Volkswagen AG, stated earlier this year.