Volkswagen e-Golf – first details released image

The very first details and images with the brand new Volkswagen e-Golf have recently hit the web ahead of the model’s official debut next month, during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

The Volkswagen e-Golf is an electric version of the new-gen Golf 7 and the model pictured below is probably a concept car. The e-Golf is expected to make its way into production but don’t expect it to be cheap once it will hit the market considering the fact that the “new” Golf R Cabrio, which is based on the previous generation of the Golf 6, is more expensive than what you can call some real cars.

The newest creation signed by the German based automaker is coming with an electric motor, which is producing a total output of 115 HP (86 kW) and it has a peak torque of 270 Nm (199 lb-ft). This is enough to allow the hatchback to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 11.8 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 135 km/h (84 mph). The model is coming with a lithium-ion battery pack mounted under the rear seats, with a capacity of 26.5 kWh, which will offer the e-Golf a range of 175 km (109 miles). Charging the battery from a regular outlet will take at least five hours.