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11/12/18
Wolfsburg (D)
E-mobility

Charged up for more than 40 years

Volkswagen has a history of electric mobility? There’s probably not much to tell yet, some might think. But the reality is somewhat different: Volkswagen began conducting research into purely electrically powered vehicles back in the early 1970s.

Charged up for more than 40 years
Just two years after the debut of the Golf, an electric version of the bestseller was already being built.
One of 120 produced: a T2 Elektro Transporter, weighing a good 2.2 tons.
The CitySTROMer is considered one of the first electric vehicles suitable for everyday use.
The second generation of the CitySTROMer was based on the Golf Mark II and was unveiled in 1985.
When the Golf Mark III was released, a new version of the electric car was built. A total of 120 cars were built until 1996.
The e-Golf based on the Golf Mark VII is the first mass-produced Volkswagen model with a purely electric drive system.
With the ID. family, Volkswagen is entering a new automotive age.

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