2013 Volkswagen up! and Golf VII review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 12 September 2013 , 17:09:28 byAngela

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Volkswagen up! and Golf VII

The 65th edition of the Frankfurt International Motor Show has just begun. It is considered by many to be the world’s most important automotive trade fair. The most famous brands will present here new vehicles, innovative concepts, car updates etc. And since Germany is where the event is happening, it seems necessary for the German brands to make their presence noticed. And Volkswagen has one of the numerous stands from the event. Among the cars showcased there, we can find the electric versions of the Volkswagen up! and Volkswagen Golf VII.

Both of the electric cars, the up! and the Golf VII, come only as four doors vehicles. The e-up! is powered by an electric motor that generates 82 HP (60 kW) and 155 lb-ft (210 Nm). This is enough to allow the small vehicle to go from stand point to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 12.4 seconds, on the way to a maximum speed of 81 mph (130 km/h). The lithium-ion battery will provide enough resources for 99 miles (160 km).

The electric version of the Volkswagen Golf VII is more powerful than its up! relative. It is powered by an electric motor which produces 115 HP (85 kW) and 199 lb-ft (270 Nm) of torque. These figures will allow the vehicle to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in 10.4 seconds. This makes it faster than the up!. The maximum speed is the same for the two electric vehicles. The Golf, however, can run 118 miles (190 km) using its electric resources, and this is possible only thanks to a bigger 24.2 kWh battery.  If you run on low battery, you should know that half an hour will be enough for the batteries to charge at 80 percent capacity. Then you’ll be on the run again. Volkswagen sticks to the idea that EVs are necessary in our world, and they might have plenty of success with these two models, especially in the more developed countries.