VW Golf Electric going to China in 2013 image

The German based automaker Volkswagen has officially announced that the Golf Electric will be launched in China in 2013.

According to the car manufacturer, the Golf Blue-e-Motion will be officially launched in China in 2013, even if its European debut hasn’t been announced yet. The Volkswagen Golf Blue-e-Motion has already been tested in several Chinese cities, such as Beijing and the model is powered by a 115 horsepower unit which is generation a peak torque of 270 Nm. Volkswagen says that the Golf Blue-e-Motion can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 11.8 seconds before reaching a top speed of 135 km/h. The total range of the model hasn’t been officially announced but rumors say that the green Golf can travel for 150 km on a single charge.

The electric version of the Volkswagen Golf is coming with three driving modes, Range+, Normal and Comfort+, which are offering either 67, 86 or 115 horsepower and can also change the climate control profile, the maximum speed, the energy recovering strategy and many other things. Charging time for a Volkswagen Golf Blue-e-Motion takes seven hours on a standard 220v outlet but a fast charge system cuts this time in half. Volkswagen has tested about 250 units of the green Golf between Wolfsburg and Berlin in early 2011 so the model has all the chances of hitting the European market too.