Once again, Das Auto is using the flexibility of its MQB platform and announced that they will send around 20 units of Volkswagen Golf electric to US for initial testing. Just so you know, VW has been reported that they will use the MQB platform to develop the Golf 7 in the form of electric vehicle. In order to bring the vehicle alive, Das Auto needs to gather the necessary data and without the testing, they won’t get anything.
And so, Das Auto has been planning that the Golf electric will arrive as late as two years from now and they need to start to gather the data as soon as possible which why, the 20 units of prototype are deploying to US. Sounds familiar? Of course it is because Audi does the same thing with the A3 e-tron prototype. VW Groups stated that the testing takes around 9 months and among the 20 units, 12 of them will offer to the lucky employees.
In full electric mode and fully charged, the Volkswagen electric can go as far as 150km or 93 miles with top speed reaches at 140 km/h or 87 mph. Not bad for electric hatchback, don’t you think? Here is what Jonathan Browning – CEO of the Volkswagen Group of America has to say which we quoted from autoevolution.com, “This E-Golf test fleet will provide critical feedback on these vehicles that will prove essential in our sustainability efforts and in the drive towards electric mobility.”
Meanwhile, the Executive VP and Head of VW Group E-Traction shared his thought on sending 20 units of Volkswagen Golf electric to US, “For a successful market launch of electric vehicles, the way that home chargers are handled is very important, along with easy access to public charging infrastructure. For the U.S., we also have to recognize the specific legal regulations as well as the different characteristics of the electricity supply: both the reduced 110-volt mains supply and the type of charging plugs.”