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Volkswagen comes clean on its battery-electric plans with this new concept Golf model, which hits the show rooms for the 2014 model year.
Wolfsburg, Germany— Walk round this experimental battery-electric Golf and coachwork stickers aside, there's only one detail that marks it out as anything other than millions of VW hatchbacks already produced. There's no tail pipe. As rivals, including Nissan, prepare lightweight futuristic electric transport for sale this year, VW is a bit behind. But the company believes that acceptance of EVs will take some time and if folks soon want an electric Golf, they'll be ready. We got a chance to sample a very early prototype. Let's see what it's like behind the wheel.