Two news on the future electric Golf, first it could be renamed
from Golf Blue-e-motion (a bit long you will agree) to e-Golf
(consistent with the e-Up
It features the same powertrain as the original prototype, a 115hp and 270Nm electric motor powered by a 26.5kWh lithium ion battery pack that offers 150km of range while the maximum speed stands at 135kph
Then, VW just announced that a fleet of 15 of these electric Golfs will be tested from this month in France
(after tests launched in May 2011 in Germany
) for a period of eight months and will be tested by private companies (JC Decaux, Sanofi / Aventis, Allianz) and public authorities.
An opportunity to test the vehicle in real conditions (we already had a test drive in preview at the 2010 La AutoShow) but also the services specially developed, including an iPhone application.
Its market launch is expected by 2014.