The zero-emissions Golf blue-e-motion is scheduled to arrive on the market in late 2013. With the Golf blue-e-motion the purely electrically powered version of the most successful European car ever built. Volkswagen is forging new ties to the era of electric mobility. The five-door and five-seat version of the concept car is silently driven by an electric motor integrated in the front engine compartment with a maximum power of 85 kW/115 PS and a continuous power output of 50 kW/69 PS. Like all electric motors, that of the Golf's also delivers a very high maximum torque from stop (270 Newton-metres). The result is more fun in zero-emissions driving. The electricity for powering the electric motor is stored in a lithium-ion battery with an energy capacity of 26.5 kilowatt-hours. The concept car's 30 battery modules consisting of 180 lithium-ion cells (energy capacity: 26.5 kWh) are installed in spaces adapted to the vehicle's architecture. They can be found in the floor of the boot space (fully usable cargo capacity: 275 litres), under the rear bench seat and in the centre tunnel of the under body (between the front seats). A separate air cooling system ensures a constant thermal environment in the battery compartment. The battery modules weigh a total of 315 kilograms.