0 Comments
Volkswagen Golf Blue-e-Motion EV Revealed Photo:
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
volkswagen_golf_blue_e_motion_03 Photo: tmr
volkswagen_golf_blue_e_motion_07 Photo: tmr
 
 
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

Finance Calculator

Repayment is : $

Latest Comments
 
The size of your tyre is located on the sidewall of your tyre.
It will be similar to the sample below.
 
New cars for sale View more
 
Holden Astra RS-V $20,490 to $20,490
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
Toyota Corolla ZR $20,190 to $20,190
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
Mazda 3 SP25 $20,490 to $20,490
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
Hyundai Kona Elite $24,500 to $24,500
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
Fiat 500X Pop Star $26,000 to $26,000
Plus ORC
 
Special Offer $29,000 More Information
Subaru XV 2.0i Premium $27,990 to $27,990
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
Mitsubishi ASX LS $25,000 to $25,000
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
SKODA Yeti 110TSI $24,690 to $24,690
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
Honda HR-V VTi-L $24,990 to $24,990
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
Honda Civic VTi-LX $22,390 to $22,390
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
 
Show All