Volkswagen Electric Vehicles
Volkswagen debuted the e-Up! electric vehicle at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. Production was anticipated for 2013, and as of November 2013, Volkswagen started selling the e-Up! in select markets.
Volkswagen is also planning an e-Golf which is an all-electric version of its popular Golf vehicle.
Taking a bold approach to electric vehicles, albeit a few years behind other automakers, Volkswagen Auto Group is planning up to 7 electric vehicles in the coming years across all of its vehicle brands.
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The Volkswagen e-Golf was first introduced as the Golf blue-e-motion concept in 2010. Finally ready for production, the 2015 e-Golf was unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. It will be the second all electric vehicle, following the 2014 Volkswagen e-Up! electric city car.
The VW e-UP! is the all electric version of the Up! City Car. First announced at the Geneva Motor Show almost 4 years ago, the first production e-Up! electric vehicles were delivered to customers in Germany. Sales in the UK are expected by the end of January 2014.
The Volkswagen Golf GTE uses the same drivetrain as the Audi A3 e-Tron does. It’s expected to follow the e-Tron to market, and will have performance that closely matches the GTI. The Golf GTE will be officially launched at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2014, so more information will be available after that.
The Volkswagen Passat GTE is the automaker’s second plug-in hybrid vehicle. Set to go on sale in the UK in June 2015 with deliveries happening in the second half of 2015, the Passat GTE will be available in a saloon (sedan) and estate (station wagon) version.
Powered by a 154 horsepower gasoline engine and a 114 horsepower electric motor, total system output is 215 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque that can accelerate the vehicle from 0-62 mph in under 8.0 seconds.