sgCarMart –Cars like the Nissan Leaf and the upcoming BMW i3 are built from scratch, often boasting lighter and stronger materials that will boost their car's credibility.
Volkswagen, on the other hand, kept things simple by swopping the petrol or diesel engine with an electric drivetrain. While this may sound like a halfway house kind of electric car, it's quite the contrary.
Thanks to Volkswagen Group's strategy for shared modular construction of its cars, the MQB (Modularer Querbaukasten - German for Modular Transverse Matrix) platform allows the German marque to equip a high-volume model like the Golf with any one of several drive systems.
In fact, with the e-Golf and GTE (electric version of the GTI) in its lineup, Volkswagen is now the world's first car manufacturer to offer the full range of all relevant modern drive systems in one model.
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