Volkswagen Golf Blue-e-Motion EV Revealed Photo:
volkswagen_golf_blue_e_motion_03 Photo: tmr
volkswagen_golf_blue_e_motion_07 Photo: tmr
volkswagen_golf_blue_e_motion_01 Photo: tmr
volkswagen_golf_blue_e_motion_02 Photo: tmr
volkswagen_golf_blue_e_motion_08 Photo: tmr
volkswagen_golf_blue_e_motion_14 Photo: tmr
volkswagen_golf_blue_e_motion_06 Photo: tmr
volkswagen_golf_blue_e_motion_11 Photo: tmr
volkswagen_golf_blue_e_motion_15 Photo: tmr
volkswagen_golf_blue_e_motion_05 Photo: tmr
volkswagen_golf_blue_e_motion_10 Photo: tmr
volkswagen_golf_blue_e_motion_13 Photo: tmr
volkswagen_golf_blue_e_motion_04 Photo: tmr
volkswagen_golf_blue_e_motion_09 Photo: tmr
volkswagen_golf_blue_e_motion_12 Photo: tmr

New Volkswagen Golf Prices and Specifications

Mike Stevens | Nov, 10 2010 | 0 Comments

Following the announcement early this year of a 500-strong test fleet, Volkswagen has today revealed further details for its upcoming Golf Blue-e-Motion electric vehicle.

The Golf Blue-e-Motion is powered by an electric motor, usurping the regular combustion engine's place in the engine bay. It produces a very reasonable 85kW and 270Nm of torque.

By comparison, the entry-level diesel Golf 77TDI produces 77kW and 250Nm of torque, while the petrol-powered Golf 90TSI produces 90kW and 200Nm.

Energy for the electric motor is drawn from a 26kWh lithium ion battery pack located in the boot and in the transmission tunnel.

While unlikely to be a hot point for the car's target market, the Golf Blue-e-Motion will make its way to 100km/h in 11.8 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 140km/h.

Weighing in at 1545kg (about 200kg heavier then the regular Golf, thanks to the bulky batteries), Volkswagen says the Golf Blue-e-Motion will offer a driving range of around 150km from one charge.

As with many hybrids and EVs, the Golf Blue-e-motion offers three driving profiles or modes: Normal, Comfort+ and Range+.

In the Comfort+ mode, the full 85kW of power is available, allowing a top speed of 135km/h. When the driver activates the Normal mode, power is reduced to 65 kW and top speed is lowered to 115km/h.

Range+ mode limits power to 50kW, with a maximum speed of 105km/h. At the same time, the air conditioning system is completely deactivated to conserve power.

The electric Golf also features regenerative braking, with three brake settings: D through to D3, adjusting the braking feel during coasting and altering the amount of energy recovered from the brakes.

With a full market debut set for 2013, Volkswagen's electric Golf fleet will first be put through its paces by 500 hand-picked consumers throughout Europe.

The tests have been designed to help VW fine-tune its e-Motion electric drive systems ahead of a 2013 launch for the brand's new electric and hybrid range.

TMR Comments
Latest Comments
New cars for sale View more
Ford Focus Sport $23,390 to $23,390
Plus ORC
$30,272 More Information
Mazda 3 Touring $20,490 to $20,490
Plus ORC
$30,272 More Information
Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium $22,690 to $22,690
Plus ORC
$30,375 More Information
Mitsubishi ASX Black Edition $23,490 to $23,490
Plus ORC
Special Offer $26,990 More Information
Hyundai Elantra Elite $21,490 to $21,490
Plus ORC
Special Offer $26,990 More Information
Kia Rondo S $26,990 to $26,990
Plus ORC
$30,787 More Information
Hyundai Kona Go $23,500 to $23,500
Plus ORC
Special Offer $29,490 More Information
Kia Cerato Sport+ $19,990 to $19,990
Plus ORC
$31,096 More Information
Mazda CX-3 sTouring $21,790 to $21,790
Plus ORC
$31,611 More Information
Honda HR-V VTi-S $24,990 to $24,990
Plus ORC
$31,817 More Information
Show All