- Sales of the Volkswagen e-Golf announced for Germany
- Prices start from EUR 34,900
Volkswagen has announced the sales of the electric version of the Golf VII for Germany. The prices for the electric car start from 34,900 EUR.
The Volkswagen e-Golf is an all-electric car with four doors and a 115 HP (85 kW) motor that provides an instant torque of 270 Nm (199 lb-ft). The car will dismiss the 0-37 mph mark (0-60 kmph) in 4.2 seconds and will take 10.4 seconds to dismiss the 0-62 mph (100 kmph) mark before hitting its top speed of 87 mph.
Depending on the driving style, route and traffic conditions, the 2014 Volkswagen e-Golf has an estimated range between 81 miles (130 km) and 118 miles (190 km). The volkswagen e-Golf will be offered with an eight-year / 160,000 km guarantee for the 24.2 kWh battery. According to the German car maker, the running costs of the e-Golf is only 3.28 EUR/100 km.
The standard equipment on the car includes:
- Heated windscreen
- Discover Pro radio & navigation system
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Aero-optimized alloys
- Full LED headlights
- C-shaped LED daytime running lights.
Volkswagen is also providing a roadside assistance plan to deliver cars whose batteries are discharged to nearby charging stations and transport the owners to home or work if they don’t want to stay with the car.
The Volkswagen E-Golf has three driving modes: Normal, Eco, and Eco+, and also three different levels of regenerative braking that can be selected with the shift lever. The Eco mode limits motor output to 94 hp, and torque to 162 lb-ft. Top speed is only 72 mph, and the acceleration time from 0 to 62 mph increases to 13.1 seconds. Heating and ventilation output is also reduced. In the Eco+ mode, power is reduced to 74 hp and torque to 129 lb-ft. Air conditioning is turned off and top speed is limited to 56 mph. But in both Eco modes, full power, maximum torque, and the original 87 mph top speed can be obtained if the driver floors the accelerator pedal.