Volkswagen Golf, the best selling model in Europe 2013, received an electric series version that is now out on the German market. Autonomy of the new 115 hp VW compact is between 130 and 190 km, depending on your driving style. The car was presented six months ago at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and comes accompanied with 8-years warranty or 160,000 km warranty on the batteries.
2014 Volkswagen e-Golf Price
2014 Volkswagen e-Golf debuted on the German market just hours ago. We’re talking about the electric version of the most popular model in Europe, Golf leading every sales rankings for years on the Old Continent. This new Volkswagen e-Golf starts at 34,900 euros on the German market and it rewards its customers with a cost of 3.28 euros per 100 kilometers, calculated at the cost of electricity consumed for covering the distance in question. The average consumption is 12.7 kWh stated percent, the lowest in the segment, say the people at Volkswagen . Standard features are for 100 km, including a navigation system and even leather steering wheel, heated windscreen, air conditioning with automatic control, alloy wheels aerodynamically optimized and full LED headlights.
2014 Volkswagen e-Golf Specs
It is the first time the Golf acquires full front LED luminaires and has active cruise control and City Emergency Braking. Charging via standard household outlet is within 8 to 13 hours while using a quick charger will fill up 80% of the battery within 30 minutes.
The lithium-ion battery is located under the rear seats and has a capacity of 24.2 kWh, which provides an autonomy of 130-190 km at a cost of electric Golf 3.28 EUR/100 km, has an aerodynamic coefficient of 0.281 Cd and weighs 1,510 kg where batteries weight 318 kg. It has three different drive modes: Normal, Eco and Range. The Normal is the default option, Eco restricts the power of the motor at 95 hp (70.84 kW) and even restricts the top speed at 120 km/h and finally, Range shuts off the air conditioner and further limits your speed to 95 km, obviously to optimize the autonomy of the car.
2014 Volkswagen e-Golf has an engine of 115 hp and 270 Nm . The movement is transferred to the front axle and is capable of accelerating from 0-100 km / h in 10.4 seconds. Time needed for 0-60 km / h is 4.2 seconds. Maximum speed was not specified. The battery found on 2014 Volkswagen e-Golf has 24.2 kWh, guaranteed for eight years or 160,000 kilometers.
Contrary to all expectations, 2014 Volkswagen e-Golf is more efficient in terms of cost than any economic series model ever offered on the market, which also includes the Volkswagen XL1, a model that needs just 0.9 liters of diesel for 100 km but will be built in a limited series of 200 units.