2014 Volkswagen e-Golf - Specifications

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Specifications
Body type: Hatchback
Doors: 4, Seats: 4
Length: 167.5 in / 4254 mm
Width: 70.8 in / 1799 mm
Height: 57.2 in / 1453 mm
Curb weight: 3328.98 lb / 1510 kg
Electric motor: 85 kW @ 3000 - 12000 rpm, 270 Nm, Location: Front
Top speed: 87.0 mph / 140.0 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 10.40 s
Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Battery: 24.2 kWh, Voltage: 323 V

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Brand, model, trim, price

Information about the brand, series, model name and year, trim and price of the electric vehicle.

Brand

The name of the manufacturer.

Volkswagen
Model

The model name of the electric car.

e-Golf
Model year

The year for which the model is announced by the manufacturer. Most often it does not completely coincide with the calendar year in which the model is available on the market.

2014
Market

Markets in which this electric vehicle is available.

Europe

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

Information about the EV body style, dimensions, clearance, volumes, curb weight, GVWR.

Body style

The body style of the model as defined by the number of doors and roof treatment.

Hatchback
Materials

Materials used in the vehicle's body construction.

Steel
Exterior colors

Available exterior colors for the model as specified by the manufacturer.

Deep Black Pearl Metallic
Urano Gray Metallic
Night Blue Metallic
Reflex Silver Metallic
Limestone Grey
Pure White
Pacific Blue
Interior colors

Available interior colors for the model as specified by the manufacturer.

Black
Beige
Number of doors

Number of doors for passengers. Depending on the body style, the doors can be two, four, etc.

4
Number of seats

Number of seats inclduing the driver and passenger ones. Depending on the model, the seats can be five, six, seven or other.

4
Length

The distance from the frontmost to the rearmost point of the electric vehicle.

167.5 in (inches)
4254 mm (millimeters)
Width

The width of the vehicle without mirrors.

70.8 in (inches)
1799 mm (millimeters)
Width with mirrors

The width of the vehicle with unfolded mirrors included.

79.8 in (inches)
2027 mm (millimeters)
Height

The distance from the ground to the top of the electric car.

57.2 in (inches)
1453 mm (millimeters)
Wheelbase

The distance between the centers of the front and rear axle.

103.6 in (inches)
2632 mm (millimeters)
Front track

The distance between the centers (centerline) of the two wheels on the front axle.

60.7 in (inches)
1542 mm (millimeters)
Rear track

The distance between the centers (centerline) of the two wheels on the rear axle.

59.5 in (inches)
1511 mm (millimeters)
Clearance

The distance from the ground to the lowest point of the vehicle measured without cargo or passengers. The ground clearance is also known as ride height.

5.6 in (inches)
142 mm (millimeters)
Trunk volume

The available space for cargo in the main trunk, excluding the additional available space from folding one or two rear seat rows.

343.0 l (liters)
12.11 ft3 (cubic feet)
0.34 m3 (cubic meters)
Maximum trunk volume

The maximum available space for cargo in the main trunk, including the additional available space from folding one or two rear seat rows.

1233.0 l (liters)
43.54 ft3 (cubic feet)
1.23 m3 (cubic meters)
Curb weight

Curb weight (a.k.a. kerb weight) is the EV mass with standard equipment, liquids (oils and fuel at nominal tank capacity) but without cargo and passengers. In some EU countries, the curb weight also includes the weight of a 75 kg (165 lb) driver.

3328.98 lb (pounds)
1510 kg (kilograms)
Payload

In the context of automobiles, the payload is the summary of the weights of passengers, cargo, accessories, equipment.

992.08 lb (pounds)
450 kg (kilograms)
GVWR

GVWR stands for gross vehicle weight rating and is also known as gross vehicle mass (GVM). It describeds the maximum operating weight of the electric car including the curb weight and payload (accessories, equipment, driver, passengers and cargo).

4321.06 lb (pounds)
1960 kg (kilograms)
Drag coefficient

The drag coefficient or coefficient of drag is related to the car's aerodynamics as it denotes the resistance to the air of the front surface of the vehicle when it is in movement. The lower the coefficient, the better aerodynamics the model has. Ultimately, this allows for higher speeds and improved power efficiency.

0.281 Cd (drag coefficient)

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

Manufacturer

The name of the manufacturer of the electric motor.

Volkswagen
Model

The model name of the electric motor.

EEM 85
Electric motor type

The electric motor category according to the type of motor commutation. Most electric motors operate on magnetism and can be powered by direct current (DC) or alternating current (AC) sources. Depending on the type of commutation, electric motors are either self-commutated (AC and DC, mechanical or electronic) and externally commutated (AC only, asynchronous or synchronous).

Permanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motor

Information about the electric notor's location. The two most common locations are the front and rear of the electric car.

Front
Power

The power produced by the electric motor depends proportionally on the motor's rotational speed.

85 kW (kilowatts)
114.0 hp (mechanical horsepower)
115.6 ps (metric horsepower)
Maximum power RPM

The electric motor's rotational speed measured in RPM when the motor achieves its maximum power.

3000 - 12000 rpm (revolutions per minute)
Torque

Torque is the driving force of an electric motor and is the rotational equivalent of a linear force. A typical feature of electric cars is that they get full torque from zero speed.

270 Nm (newton meters)
27.5 kgm (kilogram meters)
199.1 ft-lb (foot-pounds)
Regenerative braking

Regenerative braking is a typical feature of electric vehicles, in which the electric motor uses the vehicle's kinetic energy to save power or stores it for later use.

Yes
Driving modes

Some manufacturers include software designed driving modes to improve power efficiency and/or range. Information about the available driving modes for this model.

Eco
Eco+
Normal
Additional information

Additional details about the electric motor of this model.

Five levels of regenerative braking - D
D1
D2
D3
and B
Eco mode power and torque - 70 kW / 220 Nm
Eco+ mode power and torque - 55 kW / 175 Nm

Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed

The top speed that the vehicle can achieve as specified by the manufacturer.

87.0 mph (miles per hour)
140.0 km/h (kilometers per hour)
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h

The time in seconds the electric car needs to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h.

10.40 s (seconds)
Additional information

Additional details about the vehicle's performance.

Eco mode top speed - 140 km/h
Eco mode acceleration 0-100 km/h - 13.1 s
Eco+ mode top speed - 90 km/h

Driving range

Information about the official driving range of the model according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.

StandardRange 
NEDC (New European Driving Cycle)118.1 mi / 190.0 km

Energy efficiency

Information about the energy efficiency of the model in various measurement units according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.

StandardDrivingRating
NEDC (New European Driving Cycle)Combined12.7 kWh/100 km

Energy class

Information about the energy class of the electric car.

Energy class

Information about the energy class of the electric vehicle.

A+

Steering

Information about the type of the steering mechanism of the model and related features.

Type of steering mechanism

Information about the design type of the steering mechanism of the electric car.

Rack and pinion
Type of power steering

Information about the type of power steering used in this model.

Electronic
Turning circle

Often referred to as turning diameter or turning radius (multiplied by two), this is the smallest diameter that the outside wheels of the vehicle describe when it is turning on full lock.

10.9 m (meters)
35.76 ft (feet)

Transmission

Information about the transmission of the model.

Type of transmission

Information about the type of transmission used by the vehicle. Generally, EVs are equipped with one-speed automatic units.

Automatic single-speed reduction gear
Drivetrain

Information about the type of drivetrain (the system that delivers power to the driving wheels).

Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Axle ratio

The axle ratio a.k.a. final drive ratio of the electric motor. It shows the number of revolutions of the driveshaft needed to spin the axle one complete turn.

3.61
Additional information

Additional details about the model's transmission.

Gearbox model - EQ 270

Suspension

Information about the system of components that connects the wheels and axles to the chassis.

Front suspension

Information about the main components of the front suspension of the electric vehicle.

MacPherson strut
Independent
Coil springs (helical springs)
Telescopic shock absorbers
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Rear suspension

Information about the main components of the rear suspension of the electric vehicle.

Independent
Multi-link
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Telescopic shock absorbers

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakes

Information about the type of brakes used on the front wheels.

Ventilated discs
Rear brakes

Information about the type of brakes used on the rear wheels.

Discs

Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

MarkingsWidthProfileDiameterContourOffsetMaterial 
6.5Jx16 ET466.5J16-46Aluminium

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

MarkingsWidthProfileDiameterLoad indexSpeed index 
205/55R16 91H205551691H

Battery

Specifications and features of the rechargeable battery that powers this vehicle.

Manufacturer

The name of the company that has manufactured the battery.

Panasonic-Sanyo
Type of rechargeable battery

The type of rechargeable battery depending on its composition.

Lithium-Ion
Battery capacity

The capacity of the rechargeable battery that powers this EV as specified by the manufacturer in kilowatt hours.

24.2 kWh (kilowatt hours)
Number of cells

The batteries used by electric cars are usually packs that consist of a certain number of battery cells in different arrangements. Information about the total number of cells in this particular model.

264
Number of modules

Battery cells are arranged in different modules that comprise battery packs. Information about the number of modules in this battery.

27
Voltage

The battery voltage denotes the difference in electric potential between the positive and negative electrodes of the pack. The higher difference in potential results in a higher voltage.

323 V (volts)
Energy density

In general, energy density shows the energy stored in a certain space per unit volume. In the context of batteries, the energy density is actually the specific energy (energy per unit mass) measured in watt-hours per kilogram (Wh/kg).

126 Wh/kg (watt-hour per kilogram)
Weight

Total weight of the battery pack including not only the cells but also the shield, wiring, etc.

701.07 lb (pounds)
318 kg (kilograms)
Location

Information about the position of the battery pack in the electric vehicle.

Under the floor, middle
Cooling

Information about the type of battery cooling on this specific model.

Passive cooling
Additional information

Additional information about the rechargeable battery of the electric car.

Optional heat pump

Charging type

Information about the different types of charging of this specific electric car.

TypeInterfaceVoltageCurrentPower
Standard wall socketType 2 (IEC 62196-2, Mennekes, SAE J3068)230 V10 A2.3 kW
Wall boxType 2 (IEC 62196-2, Mennekes, SAE J3068)240 V16 A3.6 kW
Wall boxType 2 (IEC 62196-2, Mennekes, SAE J3068)240 V32 A7.2 kW
CCS fast chargingType 2 (IEC 62196-3 FF, CCS2)--40 kW

Onboard charger/Charging port

Information about the onboard charger(s)/charging port(s) available on this electric vehicle.

NameInterfacePowerCurrentLocation
Onboard chargerType 2 (IEC 62196-3 FF, CCS2)7.2 kW-Rear-right side

Charging time

Information about the estimated charging time for this EV depending on the various type of charging it supports.

TypeBattery %Estimated time (h:m)
CCS fast charging0% - 80%00:29
Wall box 7.2 kW0% - 100%03:11
Wall box 3.6 kW0% - 100%06:44 - 08:00
Standard wall socket0% - 100%10:32 - 13:00

Additional features

A list of standard and optional exterior and interior features of the model.

CategoryNameType 
Safety and assistanceAdaptive Cruise ControlS
Safety and assistanceCity Emergency BrakingS
Safety and assistanceCurtain airbag for front passengerS
Safety and assistanceCurtain airbags for rear seatsS
Safety and assistanceDriver alertness detectionS
Safety and assistanceDriver and front passenger seat belt reminderS
Safety and assistanceDriver and front passenger seats belt pretensionersS
Safety and assistanceDriver-only knee airbagS
Safety and assistanceElectronic speed controlS
Safety and assistanceFront airbags for dirver and passengerS
Safety and assistanceFront and rear parking sensorsS
Safety and assistanceFront and rear seats belt load limitersS
Safety and assistanceImmobilizer, anti-theft alarm, central lockingS
Safety and assistanceIsofix on rear seatsS
Safety and assistancePassenger airbag cut-off switchS
Safety and assistanceRear seats belt pretensionersO
Safety and assistanceSide chest airbags for dirver and passengerS
Safety and assistanceSide chest airbags for rear seatsO
Safety and assistanceSide head airbags for dirver and passengerS
Safety and assistanceSpeed assistO
Safety and assistanceTire pressure monitoring systemS
Infotainment and connectivity8-inch touchscreenS
Infotainment and connectivityBluetooth, MP3S
Infotainment and connectivityCar-Net e-Remote appS
Infotainment and connectivityDicover Pro radio and navigation systemS
Infotainment and connectivityKeyless entryO
Infotainment and connectivityKeyless startO
Air-conditioningAutomatic climate controlS
Air-conditioningParking heater/ventilationS
Seats60/40 folding rear seatsS
Steering wheelLeatherS
Steering wheelTilte and telescope adjustmentS
Doors and windowsHeated windscreenS
Doors and windowsPanoramic sunroofO
Doors and windowsPower windows front and rearS
Doors and windowsRain sensorsS
MirrorsPower-folding side mirrors with turning signalS
MirrorsSun visors with illuminated vanity mirrorsS
LightsBlue ambient lighting around the decorative trimO
LightsBlue footwell illuminationO
LightsDoor-sill tread plates illuminated in blueO
LightsDynamic cornering lightsO
LightsLED daytime running lightsS
LightsLED headlightsS
LightsLED reading lightsO
LightsLED rear lightsS
LightsMain beam assistO
UpholsteryIridium Matrix / Dark Magnesium trimS
UpholsteryLeather gear knobS
UpholsteryLeather seatsO
UpholsteryMerlin e-grey cloth seatsS

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Doors: 4, Seats: 4
Length: 167.5 in / 4254 mm
Width: 70.8 in / 1799 mm
Height: 57.2 in / 1453 mm
Curb weight: 3328.98 lb / 1510 kg
Electric motor: 85 kW @ 3000 - 12000 rpm, 270 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 24.2 kWh, Voltage: 323 V