Volkswagen is looking to jump into the increasingly crowded U.S. market for electric cars. Europe's largest automaker said it will bring its first electric car to the United States in two years, the New York Times reported.
A Volkswagen official confirmed that the e-Golf -- a charge-up version of the company's subcompact car -- will go on sale in 2015. Marc Trahan, an executive vice president for Volkswagen's American unit, told the Times that VW could follow with more electrified models if demand warrants.
"We want to be the leader in the global context, but other manufacturers have gotten a little ahead of the curve," Trahan told the Times, following a speech to the Automotive Press Association here.
Earlier in the week, General Motors announced it was at work on another electric car.
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