At Johnsons, we’re huge fans of the Volkswagen Golf in all
its guises, from the original hatchback, which has been setting the benchmark
for small cars for nearly five decades, to the electrified e-Golf, which offers
zero emissions and an impressive 144-mile range.
And last month Volkswagen announced that it has delivered the 100,000th e-Golf, nearly five years since the all-electric incarnation was introduced in 2014. This impressive milestone solidifies the e-Golf’s reputation as one of the most successful EVs in Europe. Not only that – the marque has sold around 27,900 examples worldwide from January to October this year alone!
The German carmaker celebrated this impressive six-figure sales record with a special ‘anniversary’ vehicle – number 100,000 – which was handed over to its new owner in the Gläserne Manufaktur factory in Dresden, Germany. Lucky owner Maik Jaehde was also given an exclusive tour of the production process.
Holger B. Santel, Head of Sales and Marketing Germany, said:
“The e-Golf has already been our ambassador for e-mobility for more than five years. Today’s delivery milestone of 100,000 vehicles is confirmation of the e-Golf’s success in fulfilling its mission. It therefore plays an important role in the mobility turnaround for many customers and paves the way for the new ID.3.”
Production of the new ID.3, which will indirectly take the e-Golf’s place in 2020, started in Zwickau in November and will also enter production in Dresden next autumn. The Gläserne Manufaktur’s function as a vehicle collection point is to be expanded, with a specific focus on electric vehicles – showing Volkswagen’s ongoing commitment to an electric future.