On May 1 in Berlin, Germany transport minister Dr. Peter Ramsauer went for a drive in the first Volkswagen Golf blue-e-motion with VW board member Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg. The new battery-powered Golf is the first of a fleet of 500 that will be deployed starting next year in customer trials in Germany.

The electric Golf is based on the current MK VI Golf and was converted with an 85 kilowatt traction motor and a 26.5 kilowatt-hour lithium ion battery. That combination is claimed to provide a driving range of about 90 miles. Volkswagen's first mass-produced electric car will be the E-up! which launches in early 2013. The small city car will be followed by battery-powered versions of the next generation Golf and Jetta later in 2013. In China, VW is working on the E-Lavida.

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World Premiere: E-Golf driving Ramsauer Transport

Wolfsburg / Berlin, 01 May 2010 - The Federal Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs, Dr. Peter Ramsauer (CDU) was able to convince himself passed on Thursday in Berlin by the qualities of golf with electric drive. explained Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Volkswagen board member for development, accompanied the Minister in preparing the event on "National Platform for Electric Mobility" to him the technique of the world's first blue shown golf-e-motion.

"With the purely electric-powered version of Europe's most successful cars of all time Volkswagen proposes another bridge in the era of electric vehicles. We will begin shortly with an e-Golf-fleet with customer trials. 2013 then the UP! come with electric drive on the market and later become Golf and Jetta follow, "said Dr. Hackenberg at the edge of the event." served Today's appointment to the Federal Minister Ramsauer to make a picture of the current state of the art. I can proudly to say that he was impressed by our work, very impressed. "

The presented blue golf-e-motion of a front electric motor integrated in the engine with an output of 85 kW / 115 PS is driven without a sound. Like all electric motors, also used in the Gulf aggregate supplies from a standing start, a very high maximum torque (270 Nm). Result, the emission-driving fun. Saved by the current to power the electric motor in a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 26.5 kilowatt hours. Depending on driving style and conditions (eg use of air conditioning and heating) are blue with the golf-e-motion ranges of up to 150 kilometers feasible.

Volkswagen wants to lead the Electric Mobility from the area of niche models and establish itself as leader in 2018, a new kind of sustainable automobiles. This corresponds again in Germany with the plans of the federal government, which wants to see in 2020 about a million electric vehicles on the roads. The German Association of Automotive Manufacturers (VDA), initiated the founding event "National Electric Mobility Platform," on Monday in Berlin is, in the presence of Chancellor Merkel help to explore the necessary framework in Germany.

(Release automatically translated from German by Google)

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