Volkswagen just announced plans to show off its new electric Golf at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week. The 2015 e-Golf is set to make its US debut by the end of next year, and when it hits the market it will be the first electric version of the popular Golf and Volkswagen’s first electric car to go on sale in the U.S.
The 2015 e-Golf is only available in five-door form, and it can be immediately recognized by its unique aluminum-alloy wheels and LED headlights. The e-Golf is powered by a 115-horsepower electric motor with 199 pound-feet of torque, allowing the e-Golf to reach 0-60 mph in about 10 seconds. Its top speed is electronically limited to 87 mph, and the average range for the e-Golf is between 70 and 90 miles.
Using a 220-volt outlet, the e-Golf can be recharged in about four hours, but with the new DC Fast Charger it only takes 30 minutes to charge its battery to 80 percent. Volkswagen hasn’t announced the pricing and specific market availability for the 2015 e-Golf, but it will arrive in the fourth quarter of 2014.