The iconic German car manufacturer Volkswagen, is all geared up to introduce the electric versions of the Up and Golf at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, which is just a couple of days away. The electric versions of both are now known as e-Up and e-Golf. These are zero emission vehicles that offer unrestricted everyday realism, both are designed in the 4-door hatchback platform and are very cool to look at.
Some of the standard features in both the hatches include, radio navigation system, automatic climate control with parking heater and ventilation, Daytime LEDs and windscreen heating. This the first time in the history of the brand to install LED headlamps into a car, which now is fixed to the e-Golf. Not only looks and features, both these electric hatchbacks are fuel efficient too. The e-Up consumes only 11.7 kWh of electricity to travel a distance of 100 Kilometers, that’s the reason why the e-Up is crowned as the new world champion in efficiency. The e-Golf is not far behind even, this car is pretty efficient, it gives a mileage of 100 kilometers by using 12.7 kWh.
The e-Up and the e-Golf are manufactured with the same level of quality and machinery as their combustion engine counterparts. The e-Golf’s electric motor has a maximum output of 114 BHP with 270 NM of Torque. It can go from 0-100 Kmph in just 10.4 seconds and has a top speed of 140 Kmph. The e-Up is a little less powerful when compared to the e-Golf, it has 80 BHP with 210 NM of Torque. This little 4 seater can sprint to a 100 Kmph in just 12.4 seconds and has a top speed of 130 Kmph. Both these cars are front wheel driven, and can match many combustion engine automobiles in terms of power and performance.
As mentioned earlier both these cars can be used for everyday purposes, the e-Up with one full charge which takes around 18.4 kWh of electicity can travel nearly 160 Kilometers. The e-Golf has a larger battery, and with one full charge which utilizes 24.2 kWh of electricity can go up to 190 Kilometers.