Volkswagen presents electric Golf Blue-e-motion, plans three EVs by 2013 |

Volkswagen has just revealed a few details about its electric future, at a recent event held in Germany that celebrates the launch of the National Platform for Electric Mobility, a public-private partnership that will ensure the infrastructure and production of zero emission vehicles.

At this gathering, VW showcased its first electric prototype, the Golf Blue-e-motion. The e-Golf, for short, will use a lithium-ion battery pack, that can allow for an autonomy of 93 miles, per each charge. The pack sends its power to a 85 kW (114 HP) electric motor, that can develop an impressive 199 lb-ft of torque from zero rpm. The unit is connected to a single-speed gearbox and a differential.

The pretty powerful e-Golf prototype (0 to 62 mph in 11.8 seconds), is the first of a test fleet of 500 vehicles, set to roll down Germany’s roads starting next year. The test EVs will provide valuable insight to the VW engineers.

This research, according to the German company, will be used in 2013, when it plans to release three electric vehicles. First will be the Up blue-e-motion city car, followed by the next generation Golf blue-e-motion and finally by the next Jetta compact sedan EV.

Source: Volkswagen

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