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Volkswagen e-Golf Electric Cars

Volkswagen Expands Electric Car

Volkswagen says its one-seat car will be even better the XL 1 diesel hybrid, shown, gets 261 mpg.


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With new electric cars hitting the during 2014, these are times for environmentally-aware car owners, to Hybrids are commonplace  of course, a growing number of plug-in and diesels are proliferating, but until electric options have limited.

With one stylish and expensive exception (and s not the Fisker Karma as production with that company s most electric cars more than a little Indeed, many affordable seem more like golf carts than you d actually want to take out on the It s as if a frumpy appearance is the price to pay for tailpipe emissions.

Fortunately though, Volkswagen is out to that.

VW s Electric Strategy

renowned for efficient gasoline and engines, VW was a bit late to the alternative party with its Jetta  arriving towards the end of 2012, as recalls. But Rudolf Krebs, Commissioner for Electric Drive promised that the brand is to electrify all segments” when he at the 2013 L.A. Auto

Underscoring this, VW has established development and manufacturing of batteries, and electric motors, and recruited and a legion of electric drive The fruits of this effort begin appearing during starting with the E-Up! and according to VW s media site.

to be seen this side of the the E-Up! is the electric version of VW s four-door that sells in Europe. Of greater interest is the E-Golf.

The Regular Golf, Electric

An all-electric version of the worldwide Golf hatchback, this the high quality materials and driving experience drivers come to expect, but in a zero emissions package.

A 115 hp electric combined with a 24.2 kWh battery gives a projected of 70 to 90 miles, and 199 lb-ft of torque provide lively acceleration. driving profiles and three braking modes let the driver maximum performance from the while close attention to ensures a very low drag Efficiency numbers are not yet available, but that the E-Golf weighs 3,000 pounds, according to its they should be impressive.

Three Ways to Charge

Volkswagen e-Golf Electric Cars

As at the regular 110/120V household will take around 20 the preferred option is at 220V via the 7.2 kW charger. The third option is to use the Charging System (CCS) This lets the driver advantage of CCS–equipped Fast Stations to get a boost while out on the

Just starting to appear, charge at up to 40kW, providing 80% of charge in around 30 minutes.


One especially notable is the LED headlamps. Just as CFL s and now LED s have inefficient incandescent bulbs, the is happening in cars. LED headlamps less energy while out more light, so expect to see appear on more cars in the

Finding Out More

Full of the E-Golf will be announced including trims, pricing, and of fuel-efficiency numbers. In the meantime, you want to register your with a local VW dealer. If you re in (a great place for solar and interested in going electric, you can into a dealership such in Phoenix.

They ll provide the you need to make the best for your budget.

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