Platform for electric mobility: Golf Blue e-Motion
Quite recently, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the big boss of the German giant Volkswagen, Martin Winterkorn, inaugurated an ambitious program called "National Platform for Electric Mobility", which aims to encourage local manufacturers to design vehicles a fully electric propulsion.
Although this incentive has not been accompanied by new grants from the government, it recalls that an amount of € 190 million was provided for in the last budget plan to support manufacturers and suppliers in different their research and development of vehicles powered by hybrid and electric engines.
Thus, after France, Spain and the United States is now the turn of Germany to join this select club again in search of greener transportation.
It was not the result of chance to see Martin Winterkorn, Volkswagen Group boss ratings to German Chancellor during the presentation of the new program since Volkswagen took the opportunity to turn this event into the Salon automotive dedicated to the German group. Thus, they had brought on the spot Milano Taxi concept, superb Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid and especially the new Volkswagen Golf Blue-e-Motion.
There are not so long, Volkswagen was not even considered a builder who took very seriously the design and development of electrically powered vehicles.
Now, here it goes to the great speed 'V' in the design, development and marketing of electric powered cars. The prototype Golf Blue-e-Motion is an eloquent example. Volkswagen Golf Blue-e-Motion will be conceived on the basis of the seventh generation of the icon of the brand, whose output is planned for 2013.
This new declination of the Golf consolidate under its hood an electric motor 85 kW (115 hp) associates has a lithium-ion battery located in the trunk (cargo space is thus reduced from 350 to 237 liters) and comes increase the power of 26.5 kW (36 hp). The Volkswagen engineers are currently designing a new transmission to support its future electric models.
According to the figures set forth by the manufacturer, this car all electric announce a range of 150 kilometers. It can reach 100 km / h in 11.8 seconds with a top speed limited to 140 km / h.
As has become customary in the industry in developments of alternative propulsion vehicles has 500 prototypes will be tested in the field by motorists, which will allow a better understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of such technological approaches or make the appropriate corrections before going into fashion marketing ...
According to Volkswagen, the first model of the brand be marketed with an electric motor would be little Up!, In 2012. Lavida will follow the Chinese model and future Jetta and Golf in 2013.
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