At the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, Volkswagen unveiled its new e-Golf model which the German automaker plans on selling in the U.S. by 2015.
The e-Golf will be the first of several electric vehicles Volkswagen wants to sell in the U.S. as it strives to not only become the world’s largest automaker, but also the world’s largest electric and hybrid vehicle manufacturer. According to Marc Trahan, an executive vice president for Volkswagen America, more models would follow the e-Golf if consumer demand in the U.S. increases.
As we reported earlier, Volkswagen plans on producing 14 vehicles with electrification by next year. Across the entire Volkswagen Group’s portfolio, the German automaker plans to offer as many as 40 electric or hybrid vehicles in the future. The Volkswagen e-Up! will go on sale in Germany starting next month for a price of around 26,900 euros ($35,700). The e-Golf will follow in mid-2014 at around 35,000 euros ($47,350).
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[Source: Automotive News Europe]
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