Volkswagen Golf Blue-e-motion Shown at Detroit; To Hit Dealerships in 2014

January 11, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Signs of an electric car revolution have begun getting more visible, and the Detroit Auto Show is proving to be an apt platform for the debut of many a battery-powered beauty. The Volkswagen Golf blue-e-motion, which is being shown at Detroit, comes across as one amazing vehicle that brings to the fore a combination of eco-friendliness and energy-efficiency.

The Volkswagen Golf blue-e-motion sports an alluring design. The  electric motor placed strategically under the front hood boasts of generating 85 kW/115 PS and a maximum torque of 270 Nm. This also means that a continuous power output of 50 kW/69 PS would be ensured. The car hits a top speed of 84mph, and can race from 0 to 60/mph in just about 11.8 seconds.

The Golf blue-e-motion hides under the hood a lithium-ion battery that provides 26.5 kilowatt-hours, and a driving range of 93 miles. It is being said that the car will easily be able to touch a driving range of more than that number when the model makes it to production.

The interiors will boast of an instrument panel that will put ion array a kW gauge in place of the traditional tachometer and also selectable regenerative braking that would bring about four levels – sailing to heavy-duty regeneration. Three driving options will also be offered – Normal, Comfort+ and Range+.

We are just looking out for more details. The car, shown off at NAIAS, will see dealerships by 2014.

(Alex Ion is at the NAIAS venue on an invitation by Ford and is floating through the Detroit venue among the sexy models (not the babes, silly). He is so impressed that he hasn’t found time to write about them. We are sure he will soon sit down and write about what he saw there. Look forward to some amazing images and videos too. Stay tuned!)

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