Volkswagen to unveil the all-electric e-Golf at the LA Auto Show
German auto-manufacturing giant Volkswagen has finally given its lovable hatchback, the Golf, an electric overhaul. The company has announced the all electric version of the Golf and will show off the car at the LA Auto Show. The 2015 e-Golf chucks away the gas and diesel engines and uses an electric motor instead. The motor manages to churn out about 115 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque. Powered by a 24.2-kWh liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack, the e-Golf takes 10.4 seconds to touch the 60mph mark, good enough for an urban electric ride.
The car is reported to charge completely in just four hours, when connected to a dedicated 220-volt wallbox. A standard household plug will have the car charge within 20 hours while a DC fast-charger juices up the e-Golf in just 30 minutes! VW have given the car a fresh touch with a new grille and front fascia, aero-optimized wheels and LED headlights. Inside, the e-Golf also packs a new instrument cluster and a touch-screen display. Stay tuned for more green news from the LA Auto Show!
[Via – Autoblog]