2013 Volkswagen Golf, Batteries Included

Volkswagen chairman, Martin Winterkorn, confirmed the company will sell a zero-emissions, plug-in electric Golf beginning in 2013.? The car called the Golf Blue-E-Motion is part of the VW electric vehicle strategy that also includes a small city car called the Up Blue-E-Motion.? A 115-hp electric motor, mounted in the engine compartment will drive the front wheels through a new, single speed gearbox.? The electricity for the motor is stored in a 26.5-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack mounted in the middle tunnel of the floorpan under the rear set and in the floor trunk.? VW says the electric Golf a 93-mile range.

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