Volkswagen of America has announced the 2015 e-Golf is heading to select dealers starting the fourth quarter.

Volkswagen of America has announced the 2015 e-Golf is heading to select dealers starting the fourth quarter.

It's been a busy start of the week for Volkswagen's U.S. division since after announcing 2015MY Golf pricing details and introducing the Golf SportWagen, the company has now disclosed plans to offer the e-Golf at select dealerships starting the fourth quarter of the year. It will be the first U.S.-spec Volkswagen to feature full LED headlights and will provide an average range between 70 - 90 miles (112 – 145 km) while the maximum range is estimated at 115 miles (185 km).

The vehicle is powered by an electric motor generating 115 PS (85 kW) and 270 Nm (199 lb-ft) and works together with a 24.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that weighs 701 lbs (318 kg), out of a total of 3,090 lbs (1,401 kg). It will do 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 10 seconds before hitting an electronically-capped top speed of 87 mph (140 km/h).

It takes less than four hours to fully charge the batteries using a 240-volt wallbox while with a 110/120-volt connection it takes approximately 20 hours. The e-Golf benefits from Combined Charging System (CCS) technology which allows an 80 percent recharge in only 30 minutes when using a CCS-equipped DC fast charge station.

Interestingly, Volkswagen is offering the 2015 e-Golf with a Roadside Assistance Pack that will try to eliminate the client's range anxiety worries. For example, if the car runs out of juice within a 100-mile range of the owner's home, the roadside assistance provider will deliver the vehicle to a nearby power source to fill the batteries and it will also pay for the client's taxi. Volkswagen says the plan covers an unlimited number of events.

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