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Volkswagen e-Golf Electric Cars

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf at the L.A. Auto Show

with: Nissan Leaf, 500e, Ford Focus

Looks like: The new-generation hatchback, with a few unique cues

Drivetrain: 115-hp motor with one-speed front-wheel drive

Hits Fourth quarter of 2014

joins the growing list of offering all-electric cars the debut of the e-Golf. Based on the Golf four-door hatchback, the has a range of 70 to 90 miles and can be recharged in than four hours on service, according to Volkswagen.

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The automaker t finalized which states the will be sold in, though which mandates that a of an automaker s sales are zero vehicles, will certainly be in the Volkswagen will introduce the at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto


The new 2015 Golf s design carries over to the with a few significant changes. For the e-Golf is the first VW in the U.S. standard LED headlights for enhanced efficiency and illumination. C-shaped LED running lights complement the new

There s also a unique with blue accenting and 16-inch alloy wheels low-rolling-resistance tires.


The e-Golf s cabin doesn t differ significantly the regular Golf. The main cues are additional blue and a power display in the instrument that shows the state of the powertrain. There s also a that shows how much remains in the battery as well as a display that shows range, among other

Available features include access with push-button heated front seats, a steering wheel, Bluetooth simulated leather upholstery, radio and a touch-screen navigation The touch-screen also offers a look at the electric powertrain an energy-flow diagram, regenerative info, the effect auxiliary like the heater have on range and a mode to program times and cabin conditioning.

Under the Hood

Volkswagen e-Golf Electric Cars

The electric is rated at 115 horsepower and 199 pounds-feet of and teams with a single-speed Acceleration to 60 mph takes about seconds, according to Volkswagen, and the car s top is 87 mph.

The electric motor is by a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery It weighs 701 pounds and is located in the under the seats. A 7.2-kilowatt charger is standard and when to a 220-volt source can replenish the in less than four Charging time jumps to 20 when using a conventional outlet.

The battery can also be charged to 80 capacity in as little as 30 minutes at a DC charge station.

Volkswagen plans to offer enhanced assistance for the car. When 100 miles of home, the service transport an e-Golf with a battery to a charging station and taxi costs if the driver has to the car.

There are three driving — Normal, Eco and Eco+ — as well as regenerative-braking programs. The driving offer progressively less torque, gas pedal response, speed and air conditioning, and Eco+ off the air conditioning system. Flooring the gas returns the car to its full-power mode.

the console shifter to the left, activates increasing levels of braking, and the strongest settings activate the brake lights.


Volkswagen s Automatic Braking System is standard. The is designed to lessen the chance of a collision after an initial by automatically applying the brakes. A camera is available.

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