Volkswagen has made a slight change to its electric vehicle production plans, moving up the launch of the Golf EV. Initially VW had planned to introduce the e-Up! (above) first, but according to new reports the German automaker has decided that the e-Golf will be first, citing the car’s popularity and importance in the VW range, not to mention the expected launch of several compact electric vehicles in the next few years. Along with its push for diesel vehicles, Volkswagen has also been at the forefront of electric vehicle technology and execs obviously feel that its best to have the e-Golf arrive sooner than later – when the market is flooded with already established models.
Following the launch of the e-Golf will be the E-Up and then the E-Jetta, which has been confirmed for the U.S. market, but probably not until 2013 or later – about the same time the e-Golf will launch in Europe.
[Source: Yahoo Deutschland via Autoblog Green]