150 Millionth Volkswagen Delivered
By Kyle Lindsay
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 15:30
The 150 millionth Volkswagen is now driving along the roads in Norway: the anniversary vehicle – a Golf GTE – left the assembly line at the main plant in Wolfsburg in August.
Dr. Wolf-Stefan Specht, Head of Sales
“The 150 millionth Volkswagen symbolizes the brand’s long tradition. At the same time, the Golf GTE plug-in hybrid offers a glimpse of the future of mobility at Volkswagen. That is why we are delighted the GTE has been delivered to a customer in Norway, the frontrunner for e-mobility in Europe.”
The new owner of the anniversary vehicle, Turid Sedahl Knutsen, deliberately decided in favor of the Golf with plug-in hybrid drive: ”It’s great the Golf GTE gives customers a climate-friendly choice. Not only that, it’s very sporty and great fun to drive, too. I’m thrilled with the new technology.” Knutsen can now enjoy an all-electric commute. On longer journeys, for example when she goes on vacation, the thrifty TSI engine extends the range. For Knutsen, this is already her sixth Golf – and she has also owned two Passat, a Polo and a Caravelle.
Norway is the frontrunner for e-mobility in Europe. Thanks to decisive joint action by the government and local authorities, power suppliers and vehicle manufacturers, e-mobility has become a popular drivetrain option for customers. All-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles accounted for 37 percent of all new vehicle registrations in Norway in the period from January to September 2017. The Volkswagen e-Golf2 was the best-selling model in the market.
1) GolfGTE – Fuel consumption, l/100 km: 1.8 – 1.6 (combined); electrical consumption, kWh/100 km: 12 – 11.4 (combined); CO2-emissionsing/km:40 – 36 (combined), efficiency class: A+.
2) e-Golf– Electrical consumption in kWh/100km: 12.7 (combined); CO2 in g/km: 0 (combined), efficiency class: A+.
About the Volkswagen brand: “We make the future real”
The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand is present in more than 150 markets throughout the world and produces vehicles at over 50 locations in 14 countries. In 2016, Volkswagen produced about 5.99 million vehicles including bestselling models such as the Golf, Tiguan, Jetta or Passat. Currently, 196,000 people work for Volkswagen across the globe. The brand also has 7,700 dealerships with 74,000 employees.
Volkswagen is forging ahead consistently with the further development of automobile production.
E-mobility, Smart mobility and the digital transformation of the brand are the key strategic topics for the future.