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 |  Feb 21 2013, 10:45 AM

The seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf will be getting an electric car variant, the Golf-e, which broke cover ahead of its 2013 Geneva Motor Show debut. 

To differentiate itself from a standard Golf, the Golf-e has reshaped grilles on the front end and features mildly different headlights and taillights. On the inside, the German automaker has replaced the traditional tachometer with a pair of smaller gauges with meters presenting relevant information for the EV.

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According to the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, the Golf-e is powered by an electric motor that’s good for 115 hp and 199 lb-ft of instant torque. A 26.5-kWh lithium ion battery is located under the rear seats and can be charged in 20 minutes using a quick charge system. A standard socket will charge the Golf-e in five hours and offers a driving range of 109 miles depending on the conditions. 

AutoGuide will be sure to report the official specifications of the Golf-e when it makes its official debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

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[Source: Carscoop]

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