Volkswagen unveiled two new electric models today, the e-Up. and e-Golf powered by lithium ion batteries and electric motors giving them ranges of 118 miles and 99 miles, respectively. The pair of VWs were designed in-house by the automaker, and critical components, including the motors, gearboxes and batteries, will be built in Germany at VW's Kassel components plant. Let's start with the five-door hatchback e-Golf. It has a higher-capacity 24.2-kWh lithium ion battery mounted in the floor, and being the more upscale car, it also has a more powerful electric motor, rated at 199 pound-feet of torque from 0 rpm and 85 kW (114 horsepower).
Autoblog , VW e-Up! and e-Golf revealed with 99-mile and 118-mile ranges, VW e-Up! and e-Golf revealed with 99-mile and 118-mile ranges