This is the Volkswagen e-Golf, and as the name suggests, is an electric version of the popular small family car. Czech website Autoforum.cz has posted what are believed to be the first images of the production zero-emissions Mk7, ahead of its debut in Geneva next month.
The Volkswagen e-Golf’s electric motor develops 115 hp and 270 Nm of torque, all of the latter available from rest, of course. 0-100 km/h is done in 11.8 seconds, while max speed is limited to 135 km/h. Clearly, it won’t be getting many speeding tickets.
A 26.5 kWh lithium-ion battery is located under the rear seats. When charged fully (in at least five hours from a regular household outlet), a range of up to 175 km is possible. The added hardware bumps up weight by 250 kg over the regular Golf, but reduces luggage space only by about 28 litres.
The Volkswagen e-Golf can be driven in Normal, Eco or Range mode. Eco restricts output to 95 hp and top speed to 120 km/h. Range goes even further by deactivating the air-con and limiting top speed to a parsimonious 95 km/h.
If you’re wondering how an electric Golf feels like to drive, read our report on our preview drive of the Golf Blue-E-Motion prototype in Wolfsburg. Closer to home, the Mk7 Golf was recently sighted at JPJ, indicating that its Malaysian launch is on the horizon.