VW’s new electric car Golf to hit China market in 2013

Following VW’s first global electric vehicle fleet making rounds in Beijing last April and stops to other Chinese cities later that year, more news has emerged regarding the electric version of the manufacturer’s best-selling Golf compact. According to a report appearing on www.xkb.com.cn, the new electric car Golf is scheduled to hit the market in 2013.

In order to help spread information about its new energy-efficient plans, Volkswagen has been holding promotional events in China, with one held in Shenzhen, Guangdong last month. The Golf electric vehicles has become the focus of attention at these events.

The Golf EV is equipped with a lithium ion batteries motor housed in the front of the electric car. The motor has a maximum output of 85 kW, equivalent to 115 hp, and can produce 270 Nm of torque. The electric car can accelerate from a standing stop to 100 km/h in only 11.8 seconds, and boasts a maximum speed of 135 km/h. Volkswagen has taken into account user concerns and equipped the motor with an artificial engine noise in order to alert pedestrians.