The Volkswagen e-Golf will have a 109-mile range and is claimed to take five hours to charge from a household socket. The 26.5kW battery is mated to a 114bhp, 199lb ft electric motor. According to reports, the new technology adds around 250kg to the standard car’s kerb weight.
The report says the e-Golf will take 11.8sec to reach 62mph from rest and can achieve a limited 84mph top speed.
Three drive modes will be available: Normal, Eco and Range. Eco limits peak power to 95bhp and the top speed to 74.5mph, while Range deactivates the air conditioning and limits the maximum speed to 59mph.
The e-Golf is part of a new model offensive which will see Volkswagen launch seven new derivatives of the C-segment hatchback.