Mark VII Volkswagen E-Golf has 85kW/270Nm motor, 190km range

Joining the electric E-Up on Volkswagen’s stand at the Frankfurt Motor Show will be the just unveiled E-Golf, which, as you might guess, is an electrified version of the Mark VII Golf.

Under the all-too-familiar bonnet of the Mark VII Golf lies an electric motor churning out 85kW of power and 270Nm of torque to the front wheels. This is good enough to propel to the E-Golf to from 0 to 100km/h in 10.4 seconds and onwards to an electronically limited top speed of 140km/h.

Thanks to a 24.2kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the E-Golf is capable is travelling up to 190km on a full charge. No word, yet, on how long the E-Golf does take charge up, though.

Standard fittings on the E-Golf, at least in Europe, will extend to climate control air-con with heating and ventilation available when the car is parked; LED headlights, driving lights and tail-lights; wired-in windscreen heating; and a nav system.

Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]