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By Brad Berman ·
October 13, 2014

VW Is Auctioning the First E-Golf Electric Car

Volkswagen, weeks away from offering the 2015 E-Golf to customers, is putting a new spin on selecting the first buyer of its first electric car by offering it to the highest bidder in a charity auction.

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By Brad Berman ·
August 25, 2014

VW Sets Price of All-Electric Golf at $36,265

Volkswagen today announced that the E-Golf, its first all-electric car, will be priced at $36,265 (including destination and delivery). The announcement sets the cost of the E-Golf in between the more affordable popular Nissan LEAF, which sells for $29,800, and German luxury EVs—the BMW i3 and Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive—offered at $42,300 and $42,400 respectively.

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By Jim Motavalli ·
January 14, 2014

Somewhat Cautiously, VW Rolls Out the New E-Golf

Volkswagen's entry for the ZEV states is a 100-mile sedan on the new Golf platform. VW chose to roll out the car on the new go-for-broke Golf platform, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week. It was, it must be said, a low-key announcement.

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By Jim Motavalli ·
October 07, 2013

Driving VW's E-Golf (and Debuting the Amazing XL1 in the U.S.)

The E-Golf will be VW's first production EV for the American market. It's a road rocket around town, thanks to huge amounts of low-end torque (but just 115 horsepower). The 261-mpg XL1 won't come here, but the wraps came off it in Chattanooga last week.

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By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield ·
September 11, 2013

Volkswagen 2014 E-Golf Premieres in Frankfurt, Without Price Tag

Amidst the flurry of first-day debuts at the Frankfurt Motor Show yesterday, Volkswagen unveiled the production version of its 2014 E-Golf hatchback and 2014 E-Up city car. While the diminutive four-seat e-Up isn’t destined for U.S. buyers, the E-Golf, with room for five adults, is scheduled to hit selected U.S. markets in 2014. The only thing missing, sadly, is the price, which VW has yet to confirm for either Europe or North America.

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By Brad Berman ·
September 09, 2013

2014 Electric Cars That Could Move the EV Market, Or Not

August 2013 was an impressive month for electric car sales, with the Chevy Volt and Nissan LEAF racking up new records. As has been the case since those first two plug-in models hit the market in late 2010, the Volt and LEAF continue to own the lion’s share of sales. In August, their combined sales were 5,771, more than half the total 11,363 purchases. The plug-in Prius and Model S each contributed about 1,700 sales. Are we locked into this pattern for the next couple of years, or could 2014 electric cars bring entirely new buyers to the market?

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By Laurent J. Masson ·
August 27, 2013

Volkswagen to Launch All-Electric E-Golf and E-up! in September

Volkswagen will introduce two new EVs at the same time, at the Frankfurt motor show in mid-September. Both models will be available to order at the show, with deliveries of the E-up! beginning right after the show, and the e-Golf coming very early next year. Specifications for the E-Golf have finally been revealed, and it's obvious that Volkswagen wants to outdo the Nissan LEAF.

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By Laurent J. Masson ·
August 06, 2013

Overview: Plug-in Car Roadmap for German Carmakers

The BMW i3 was unveiled last week, and the Volkswagen e-up! will get its first auto show next month. So, what's next? Here's an overview of German manufacturers' EV projects, brand by brand.

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By Alysha Webb ·
July 25, 2013

VW Chooses EV Expert as New VP of Product and Strategy

Volkswagen Group of America this week named an electric vehicle expert to head product marketing and strategy, indicating the automaker is serious about leading in electrification.

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By Michael Coates ·
September 27, 2012

Here Comes the Electric Autobahn

During the past few months, I've had the chance to drive representative models from each of the German "Big Three." They represent slightly different approaches to the EV market but all are either already in the market or will be soon.

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