Volkswagen Golf Blue E-Motion to Debut at Los Angeles Auto Show
Volkswagen Golf Blue E-Motion is another solid electric car; to be released in 2014
Last week, Volkswagen announced that its Golf Blue E-Motion electric car will be moving from prototype to reality. Although prototype versions of the electric car already exist, the Golf Blue E-motion will not be commercially produced until late 2013.
The Volkswagen Golf Blue E-Motion is very similar to the standard gasoline-powered Volkswagen Golf in looks and in driving experience. The car has four doors and five seats and is shaped just like its gasoline-powered counterpart. Instead of rear cargo room, however, the electric car carries a 700 pound lithium-ion battery. This battery gives the Volkswagen Golf Blue E-Motion a range of 90-100 miles when fully charged and driven under optimal conditions, a driving range similar to that of the Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi i-Miev. Volkswagen expects the car's range to increase by the time it is released in 2013 due to improvements in battery technology. The battery takes about 6-7 hours to fully charge.
The Volkswagen Golf Blue E-Motion has three driving modes to allow owners to customize their driving experience. One of these modes enhances comfort, another optimizes range, and the third mode maximizes the car's dynamics. The car also allows the driver to pre-set the braking energy recovery strategy via a gearshift attached to the steering wheel.
If you'd like to check out the Golf Blue E-Motion, head over to the Los Angeles Auto show this weekend, where Volkswagen will be debuting the electric car, and take the car out for a test drive.