Volkswagen has introduced its purely electrically powered version of the most successful European car ever built - the Golf. The five-door and five-seat version of the concept car is silently driven by an electric motor integrated in the front engine compartment with a maximum power of 113hp and a continuous power output of 67hp. Like all electric motors, the one in the Golf also delivers a very high maximum torque from a stop 200 lb-ft. The electricity for powering the motor is stored in a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 26.5 kilowatt-hours.
Driving ranges of up to 93 miles can be realized in the front-wheel drive Golf blue-e-motion. The specific range depends on driving style and other factors (such as use of the air conditioning and heating system).
At the car's launch, Volkswagen will announce final driving range data of the production version.