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2015 VW e-Golf is Almost Here, Very Blue

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2015 VW E-Golf The Golf family will be getting greener (or bluer, perhaps) when the 2015 VW e-Golf makes its debut in select markets toward the end of the year. Volkswagen’s first fully electric offering in the United States is the latest offering in Volkswagen’s Think Blue® eco-friendly initiative and the next step in VW’s quest to be the world’s foremost e-mobility automaker by 2018.

2015 VW E-Golf

Where the e-Golf differs from other EV offerings is that it does not devalue power and performance in order to get its zero emission results. The e-Golf is powered by an EEM-85 synchronous permanent-magnet AC motor that generates 115 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque, meaning that this EV is as energetic as it is efficient.

2015 VW E-Golf

As with the Golf, Golf TDI, and Golf SportWagen, the 2015 VW e-Golf is built upon the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB), which enabled designers to save precious interior space by storing the lithium-ion battery in a frame in the vehicle floor, under the front and rear seats and in the center tunnel.2015 VW E-Golf

All told, the battery can charge to about 80 percent capacity in 30 minutes. To assuage those still uncertain about EV reliability, a Roadside Assistance Plan ensures that you will never be stranded should you find yourself without enough juice to get home.

The interior is built to make the e-Golf’s ride an almost completely silent one, and standard and available features include  touchscreen navigation system; VW Car-Net® connected services; Keyless entry with push-button start; heatable front seats; a leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel; Bluetooth® technology; V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces; available SiriusXM® Satellite Radio; a rear-view camera; and Park Distance Control.

2015 VW E-Golf The 2015 VW e-Golf will also boast three unique driving profiles for greater energy preservation (“Normal,” “Eco,” and “Eco+”) and three levels of regenerative braking(“D1”, “D2”, and “D3”/”B”) to ensure that drivers always have enough juice to keep them going.

Volkswagen hasn’t specifically stated which markets in the U.S. will be getting the 2015 VW e-Golf this fall/winter, but it can be pretty well assumed that they’ll be coastal cities.