21 Jul '14, 10pm

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf: Quick Preview Drive Of All-Electric Hatchback

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf: Quick Preview Drive Of All-Electric Hatchback

Total weight of the battery pack is just 701 pounds, and the e-Golf's base curb weight is just 3,090 pounds. The pack has been designed to operate at cooler temperatures than some other performance-oriented packs, even at peak load, and since the emphasis of the e-Golf is efficiency, not performance, Volkswagen found that they could dissipate heat (and save complexity and weight) through the floorpan and chassis. If temps are exceeded at the low end or high end, the output is adjusted so as to avoid battery damage.

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