2015 Volkswagen e-Golf announced for the U.S. image

Volkswagen America will be introducing the e-Golf in the United States towards the end of this year.

Volkswagen has had a pretty busy week over-seas and after pricing the 2015 Golf and introducing the Golf Sportwagen, time has come for the German based automaker to announce the e-Golf. According to the car manufacturer, the model in question will be arriving in the United States in the fourth quarter of this year and it will be heading to select dealers. The e-Golf will be the first VW vehicle to get full LED headlights in the United States and it will be offered with the Roadside Assistance Pack.

Power will be provided by an electric motor, which is rated at 115 HP (85 kW) and 270 Nm (199 lb-ft) of torque. This will work together with a 24.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, weighing in at 318 kg (701 lbs), bringing the total weight of the car to 1,401 kg (3,090 lbs). The 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) acceleration will be made in 10 seconds and the top speed will be electronically limited to 140 km/h (87 mph). Prices for the Volkswagen e-Golf will be announced close to its launch.