Volkswagen shows off the e-Up and e-Golf electric cars
German automobile colossus, Volkswagen, has taken a step towards the greener side of transportation technology and has launched two energy-efficient automobiles that have caught our attention, the e-Golf and e-Up. The models will premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show and are electric versions of the Volkswagen Golf and Up. Beneath the hood, the e-Up sports a 60-kW motor producing 155 pound-feet of torque. This little electric car darts to the 62 mile mark in 12.4 seconds and boasts a top speed of 81 mph. also, the e-Up can travel a 100 miles on a full belly.
As for the e-Golf, this electric car sports an 85-kW motor producing 199 lb-ft of torque and is capable of touching the 62 mile benchmark in 10.4 seconds. The car has an electronically-limited top speed of 87mph. both of these vehicles are a joy to drive and own, as is the case with just about any Volkswagen, and the fact that they suck no gasoline makes them a tad more efficient than their non-electric siblings.
[Via – Autoblog]