German Auto giant Volkswagen has been publishing various teasers of the upcoming Golf EV.
While the car is still some time away from its official public debut, a set of images that has leaked on to the cyber space has put many speculations to rest.
The technical details of the latest electric version of the Mk7 Golf will be revealed only when the car is previewed at the fast approaching 2013 Geneva Motor Show early next month. However, first impressions are that the car won’t be too unlike the Nissan Leaf or Ford Focus Electric.
Powering the car should be a 26.5 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack that should give the e-Golf a range of almost 170kms. This means that the car would have a range that is similar to that of the Nissan Leaf. This also means that the car might have a similar EPA figure of 70-80 miles.
The car’s 115-horsepower electric motor with 199 lbs-ft of torque will enable the car to dismiss 100kmph in less than 12 seconds and will give the car a top whack of around 135 kmph.
As was expected, the car will weigh more than the standard Golf by almost 550 pounds. The car will offer three driving modes which would allow the driver to extract the maximum juice from the battery pack of e-Golf. The Normal mode will cut down the power to 95 horsepower and reduce the top speed. The Range mode further cuts down the speed and disconnects the air conditioning unit. Details of the Eco mode aren’t known yet.