Golf Blue-e-Motion Scores Volkswagen an Electric Win
The fact that electric vehicles form a race of their own is indisputable. But just because they sport unique powertrains doesn't mean they must visibly stand out as well. In fact, the future Volkswagen Golf Blue-e-Motion looks quite similar to other Volkswagen Golf models.
Yet for any outward resemblance the new EV may bear to its gas-powered predecessors, it acts quite different. And not only that, it sets itself apart from other electrics as well. In the recently held RAC Future Car Challenge, the Golf Blue-e-motion came out ahead by using the least amount of energy to cover a fifty-seven-mile route. With a top power output of 115 PS and range of 100 miles, the pre-production Golf variant raced among a wide range of contenders including other EVs, hybrids and even fuel cell models.
What sets the Blue-e-motion...well...in motion? A lithium-ion battery pack has the ability to propel the model from rest to 62-mph in 11.8-seconds with a peak speed of 86-mph. Added battery regeneration reduces wasted energy by activating when the accelerator is released and during the initial phase of braking.
Though we here at Boston Volkswagen, 43 North Beacon Street Watertown, MA 02472 won't see the VW Golf Blue-e-Motion for another few years, there's a good chance it will be the first mass-market 100-percent VW EV to arrive in the U.S. Excited? You bet we are. In the meantime, feel free to check out any of the other innovative new Volkswagen models we have in stock. If you'd like to take one for a test drive, contact us online and let us know a time that works for you.