Volkswagen e-Golf to Make U.S. Debut at LA Auto Show

Volkswagen e-Golf to Make U.S. Debut at LA Auto Show

The Volkswagen e-Golf will be making its North American debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show next week.

The Volkswagen e-Golf will be the German automaker’s first fully-electric vehicle offering in the U.S. and will go on sale in select states in the fourth quarter of 2014. Powered by a 115 hp electric motor, the e-Golf delivers 199 lb-ft of torque and can accelerate to 60 mph from a standstill in 10.4 seconds. The top speed on the VW e-Golf will be electronically limited to 87 mph.

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Its major selling point however is its range, allowing between 70 to 80 miles on average depending on driving style and charging behavior. A completely empty battery can be recharged in less than four hours through a 220-volt wallbox, while a standard 110/120-volt electrical socket will take around 20 hours to charge the battery to full capacity.

Visually, the e-Golf is differentiated from its brethren with energy-efficient LED headlights, a lack of exhaust tailpipes, aerodynamically optimized 16-inch wheels and a C-shaped LED DRL signature in the front bumper.

Check back for more information when the Volkswagen e-Golf makes it North American debut at the 2013 LA Auto Show, where AutoGuide will be reporting live.

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