We know that Volkswagen values the idea of electric vehicles, even though the only one they've produced so far in the United States is the current Volkswagen e-Golf. Long-term, though, the automaker has big dreams for manufacturing and selling millions of EVs every year, and they recently took a huge step toward making that happen by completing not one but two electric vehicle express charging corridors on the two coasts.

When EVs first found their way to dealerships, a lack of charging stations was the major concern. In order to be viable, there would need to be enough speedy charging stations along major travel routes, otherwise the owners of these electric VW cars could only ever use them for commutes to work and not on longer trips.

Now, thanks to these new charging stations up and down the East and West Coasts, drivers can make the most of their Volkswagen e-Golf vehicles, at least on routes from Portland, Oregon to San Diego, CA or Boston, Massachusetts to Washington, D.C.

"The Volkswagen investment in this expansive public EV charging project sets the blueprint for future EV charging infrastructure in the United States," said Dr. Hendrik Muth, Senior Vice President, Product Marketing and Strategy, Volkswagen of America. "These charging corridors will add greater flexibility and convenience for current e-Golf and other EV drivers, and reduces one more barrier to increased EV ownership."

Fans of Volkswagen in Indianapolis, IN still will have to wait for similar charging corridors in the Midwest, but they'll certainly turn up in due time. For now, we'll look at this as a nice start, and we can't wait for our Tom Wood Volkswagen customers to benefit from similar technology someday soon.

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