If everything falls into plan, Volkswagen will be introducing their Golf Blue E-Motion into the market come 2014. This is the electric car version from VW where its prototype had already garnered awards around the industry. At the RAC Future Car Challenge recently, the Golf E-Motion won its category as well as winning the Most Economic and Environment Friendly Regular Passenger EV as well.
This model comes with a front wheel drive system where the so-called engine is mounted in front as well which is a very light 80 kilograms electric motor that is able to boost out some 114 horses and 270Nm of torque. This means that you will get up to 135 top speed while getting you from zero to hundred in 11.8 seconds. On top of that, under normal conditions, you could also get up to 150 kilometers.
One of the cool technologies of this car is where the driver is offered their choice of intensity in terms of battery regeneration. This is where you get to pre-set the braking energy recovery strategy spanned into 4 stages which are D, D1, D2 and D3. This is done through the automatic gear shift level or alternatively you could do so using the steering wheel mounted paddle shifters as well.
The electric Golf offers individual choices in battery regeneration intensity – essentially, the driver has the option of pre-setting the braking energy recovery strategy over four stages (D to D3) via the automatic gearshift lever or gearshift paddles on the steering wheel.
The driver is also allowed to prioritize between the maximum range, maximum comfort and maximum dynamics where you can set the active driving profile too which will then pre-configures several systems like the electric motor power, the control of air-conditioning and the max speed as well. Here is where you will be able to choose 3 profiles namely Normal, where the power is set to a maximum of 87 horses and top speeding at 115km/h, the Comfort+ profile that gets you to the maximum power of the car and the 67 horsepower Range+ profile.