At the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show today, Volkswagen unveiled a pair of electric vehicles, the e-Up! and the e-Golf.
Both EVs are powered by lithium-ion batteries and electric motors, giving the e-Up! a range of 99 miles while the e-Golf will be able to go 118 miles on a single charge. The e-Golf sports 114 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque from its electric motor, allowing it to accelerate to 62 mph from a standstill in 10.4 seconds. Compared to the e-Up!, the e-Golf has a longer range thanks to its higher-capacity 24.2-kWh lithium-ion battery. According to the German automaker, the e-Golf’s top speed will be limited to 87 mph.
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As for the e-Up!, the three-door hatch features an 18.7-kWh lithium-ion battery and has an electric motor that generates 81 horsepower and 155 lb-ft of torque. Its top speed will be limited to 81 mph and it will go 0-62 in 12.4 seconds. Volkswagen bragged that the e-Up! is the “efficiency world champion,” using just 11.7 kWh every 61 miles.
Both electric vehicles feature a trio of driving modes: Normal, Eco, and ECO+. As for charge times, the e-Up! can get a full charge from a standard 230-volt within nine hours, while the e-Golf will take around 13 hours. An optional wall box charger will speed things up to six hours for the e-Up! and eight hours for the e-Golf. Of course there’s also a quick charge option using an optional combined charging system with a DC power supply. Through that, both vehicles can go from empty to 80 percent in 30 minutes.
The e-Up! and the e-Golf will launch in Europe in Spring 2014 and will head to North America and Asia later in 2014 or early 2015.
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