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VW introduced its first all-electric production vehicle for the U.S. at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show in November. The five-door hatchback, called e-Golf, is an electric version of the seventh-generation VW Golf, which will go on sale in the U.S. next spring as a 2015 model. The all-electric version will go on sale in select U.S. states in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to officials. The e-Golf is powered by a 115-horsepower electric motor that capable of 199 pound-feet of torque, allowing the e-Golf to reach 25 mph from rest in 4.2 seconds and to get to 60 miles per hour in approximately 10.4 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 87 mph.
|Volkswagen e-Golf at the NAIAS 2014|
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