2014 Volkswagen Golf Blue-E-Motion - Zero emissions car
Golf blue-E-motion will hit the market in 2014, if the world doesn't end in 2012 as Inca people believed.
The electric version of the most popular car in Europe will be powered by 115PS (85 kW) motor with 270 Nm of torque. However, the continuous power output stands at 69PS (50 kW) through the front-wheel drive.
The battery pack has an energy capacity of 26.5 kWh and provides a driving range of 150 km.
Golf blue-E-motion accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 11.8 seconds and tops 135 km/h, which is not bad at all.
The car will be equipped with an instrument panel that will help with electric driving, with a kW gauge replacing the traditional tachometer to help the driver keep the kilowatt reading as low as possible and maximize the range of the vehicle.
A kinetic energy recovery function will also be available and it will allow the driver to regulate how much regenerative braking the Golf Blue-E-motion does. There will be four settings D to D3 on the paddle shifters or the gear lever control this function.
The drive profiles are three - Normal, Comfort+ and Range+.
|Golf blue-e-motion Concept Car – Technical Data|
|Motor type||Electric motor|
|Power (max. / continuous)||85 kW / 50 kW|
|Max. torque||270 Nm|
|Gearbox / Tyres|
|Gearbox||EQ 210 (1-speed transmission)|
|Drive type||Front-wheel drive|
|Tyre size||205/55 R16|
|0-100 km/h||11.8 s|
|Top speed (Comfort+ mode)||135 km/h|
|CO2 emissions with electricity generated from renewable resources|