Rabu, 28 Agustus 2013

New Car: 2014 Volkswagen e-up!

The Volkswagen e-Golf and e-up! (yes, that’s the car’s name) are debuting at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show next month. Though both fully electric four-door hatchbacks are geared toward European buyers, we should eventually get the electric Golf in the U.S.

As for the little e-up!, that four-door has an 80-hp electric motor with 155 lb-ft, and a manufacturer-estimated 0-62 mph time of 12.4 seconds. Top speed — for all those subcompact electric car speed demons out there — is said to be 81 mph. The overall driving range is about 99 miles.

In the U.S., electric and plug-in hybrid car makers have engaged in an incentives war, with better offers on everything from a 2014 Chevrolet Volt to the 2014 Honda Fit EV and updated Nissan Leaf. A low-volume Volkswagen e-Golf would likely face these same conditions in the U.S.

Thanks to: Motor Trend

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