The 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is the electric version of the immensely popular VW Golf hatchback. Almost every design concept and features will be similar to the standard Golf, but the running cost of this car will be significantly lower than the gasoline and diesel versions.
Upfront, the Full LED head lights coupled with the unique C shaped day time running lights are parts of a very aggressive front end of the car. A single slat grill connects the two headlamps, this grill has been mostly blocked off as air intake is not required in this electric vehicle.
Specs Of 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf
On the sides a lot of lines have been used which blend well with the body. The sleek and elongated tail lamps at the rear look neat and give the car a simple and clean look. Overall the aggressive styling in the front and the low stance of the car give it a dynamic and bold look.
The e-Golf is powered by a 85 kW motor which is paired to a 24.2 kWh lithium ion battery. This car produces around 118 HP and 200 foot-pound of torque which is more than many other electric vehicle in this segment. While it is not extremely fast, it can reach 100 km/h in 10.4 seconds, which is not that bad considering it produces zero emission while doing so.
On a single charge the car can run for about 120 miles or 190 km which is a pretty impressive figure, and has a top speed of 140 kmh. Three driving modes along with four regenerative braking modes are available for the user to select as per requirement for maximum efficiency. This is one of the first vehicles on the market that will offer paddle shifters that will control power of regenerative braking, depending on the road conditions you can adjust the power of regenerative braking.
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Release Date
The interiors resemble exactly like the petrol variant. The all black interior looks very stylish and upmarket. The quality of materials is top notch and fit and finish is also perfect. The digital instrument cluster has been optimized to show all the required information’s like the range, battery charge warning, battery temperature etc. The central console has a large infotainment display and beneath it lies the AC controls.
The seats are very firm and sufficiently wide which will make the journey more comfortable. Adequate leg space for both the seating rows is available and the car can accommodate five people very easily. This car is equipped with automatic climate control, heated wind screen, leather covered steering wheel etc. to make the ride a pleasurable experience. It is also equipped with safety features like ABS, airbags, seatbelt pre tensioner, stability control, EBD, traction control and more. All these features ensure high level of safety in case of an emergency.
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Price
The 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is a brilliant car which offers great range and has sufficient performance. This electric variant apart from having zero emission also has a very low running cost. It will be available in late 2014 or early 2015 in various markets and will be priced at around $47.000.