While Volkswagen hasn't been a name we've discussed much when talking about electric vehicles, the company today unveiled its Golf Blue-e-motion concept vehicle in conjunction with an announcement from the German government focusing on electric vehicles.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has launched a "national platform for electric mobility" that plans to have one million electric vehicles on the road in Germany by 2020. With several domestic manufacturers all working in this direction, such a goal does not seem too far fetched. BMW, Mercedes and Audi have all been moving forward with their own electric vehicle plans.
The electric Golf should have a range of 150km (about 90 miles). It is expected to be to market as a production vehicle in 2013. Volkswagen also has forthcoming hybrid versions of its Jetta and Passat, as well as a hybrid version of the Golf which will be launched in the same timeframe.
written by Sweetness Organic, May 06, 2010
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