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VW Golf Blue-e-motion: More details!

VW Golf Blue-e-motion

We have more details for you about the VW Golf Blue-e-motion. Have a look!

VW plans to bring electric vehicles to market in 2013, squarely in the second-wave modern electric vehicle category, with the Golf Blue-e-motion now scheduled for 2014 (earlier, VW said the e Golf would come out in 2013). A 500-vehicle test fleet, though, will start running next year. The electric Golf is powered by a 26.5 kWh lithium-ion battery (30 modules, 180 li-ion cells) and a 85 kW (max) motor (50 kW continuous) and can go from 0-62 in 11.8 seconds. VW is citing a range of around 93 miles depending “on driving style and other factors” today, but says the car’s official range at launch, “is expected to be significantly improved with the battery technology used then.” With today’s battery and an impressive Cd value of 0.295, the Golf blue-e-motion can hit 135 kilometers an hour (84 miles per hour). Like the Porsche Cayenne hybrid, the e-Golf:

can even coast or “sail” as it is called in the professional jargon. “Sailing” occurs whenever the driver – adopting an anticipatory style of driving – releases the gas pedal, or rather the electric pedal. The motor is then controlled to the zero-torque curve so that the car can coast with the least possible drag. In this mode of driving, the Golf blue-e-motion even recovers kinetically generated energy by battery regeneration.

To assist in this sailing ability, the e Golf has something that other major OEM electric vehicles lack: dial-in regenerative braking.