The electric version of the new Golf mk7 will be unveiled at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. The new model an upgraded electric drivetrain that produces up to 114 bhp and 199 lb-ft (270 Nm) of torque, and a range of 109 miles (175 Km).
The conversion to an EV adds a fair bit of weight – 250 kg – so the electric Golf won’t be nowhere near as good as the standard car to drive. The performance is pretty shabby too, with a 0 to 62 mph time of 11.8 seconds and limited top speed of 84 mph (135 km/h).
The car has three driving modes of Normal, Eco and Range. Normal is, well, normal with the aforementioned performance numbers. The Eco mode limits the power to 95 bhp and the top speed to 75 mph, while the Range mode deactivates air conditioning, and limits the top speed to 60 mph, in order to extract as many miles out of it as possible.