Maik Jaehde (in orange T-shirt) is the proud owner of the 100,000th e-Golf.
DRESDEN: Volkswagen has delivered its 100,000th e-Golf, at its plant here, more than five years after the model was launched. The symbolic milestone confirms the success of the all-electric compact, which is one of the most popular in Europe and the United States.
The Pure White anniversary vehicle was presented to Maik Jaehde, a resident of Landolfshausen close to Hanover, who was also treated to an exclusive visit of the plant's production lines.
The German manufacturer also announced worldwide sales of some 27,900 e-Golfs between January and September of this year, a new record. The five most buoyant markets were Norway, Germany, the United States, Britain and the Netherlands.
As to the technical details, the e-Golf is equipped with a 136-hp motor and has a range of around 230km on a full charge.
Unveiled at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt in 2013, the e-Golf arrived in showrooms the following year.
It was the second all-electric to be launched by Volkswagen, one year after the e-Up!. It continues to play an important role in the transition towards electric mobility for many of the German automaker's customers, and has also paved the way for the new ID.3, which will be assembled at the same plant starting in late 2020.