Volkswagen will make a double world premiere at 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, introducing two new and extremely efficient electric vehicles: Volkswagen e-up! and Volkswagen e-Golf. Both cars are zero-emissions and will offer everyday practicality, the comfortability of four doors, and attractively equipment.

The standard features they are going to be equipped with are automatic climate control with parking heater and ventilation, radio-navigation system, windscreen heating, LED daytime running lights and LED headlights.

The two new cars also set records in terms of energy efficiency. Volkswagen e-up! consumes only 11.7 kWh of electricity per 100 km. On the other hand, the e-Golf consumes 12.7 kWh per 100 km. Both vehicles are intuitive to operate and very practical. They were manufactured with the same high-volume production systems as their counterparts with combustion engines.

Volkswagen e-Golf has an 85 kW (115 hp) electric motor, which generates a maximum drive torque of 270 Nm (200 lb-ft). Therefore it is effortless for the front-wheel drive vehicle to reach 100 km/h from standstill in 10.4 seconds on its way to an electronically limited Vmax of 140 km/h.

On the other hand, the Volkswagen e-up!, which will also make a debut, is driven by an electric motor that delivers 60 kW (82 hp) and generates 210 Nm (155 lb-ft) of torque. The front-wheel-drive e-up! finishes the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 12.4 seconds. The top speed here is 130 km/h.

Furthermore, regarding the driving ranges, the e-up! can drive 160 km on one battery charge (18.7 kWh), while the e-Golf with its larger battery (24.2 kWh) has a range of 190 km. In addition, in both model is included two very efficient driving modes: Eco, Eco+ and four just regenerative braking modes: D1, D2, D3 and B.

The new Volkswagen models also ensure fast charging by using CCS charging stations. They utilize direct current and the result is shorten time to charge the battery. For instance, 80 percent of the capacity of the battery is charged for less than 30 minutes.

The new zero-emission Volkswagen vehicles aim to deliver to the electric car segment innovative technology, everyday practicality and a dynamic driving experience.

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Source: Volkswagen