Gallery: Volkswagen’s Golf blue-e-motion on Display at Detroit Auto Sho...

Hybrid racing cars aren't the only vehicles grabbing all the press snaps at this year's Detroit Auto Show. Volkswagen's Golf blue-e-motion, is breathing eco-friendly and energy-efficient technology from a small body that definitely boasts an appeal that speaks to the everyday automotive consumer. As the electric version of Europe's most popular selling car, the VW Golf, this petrol-free iteration features an electric motor mounted under the front bonnet producing 85 kW/115 PS and a maximum torque of 270 Nm, a continuous power output of 50 kW/69 PS, a top speed of 84mph, and 0 to 60/mph will clock in at 11.8 seconds. Moreover, the lithium-ion battery provides 26.5 kilowatt-hours, giving way to a driving range of 93 miles, and growing - the company estimates by the time the model makes it to production, the car's range rating will be even higher.

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