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Volkswagen to bring electric car to Japan this summer

German automaker seeks comeback from scandal-induced sales slump

The Volkswagen e-Golf is coming to Japan.

TOKYO -- Volkswagen will launch its first electric vehicle in Japan, releasing the e-Golf in June or July, as the automaker attempts to repair a reputation badly damaged by the 2015 revelation that it cheated on emissions tests for diesel-engine vehicles.

The model, unveiled at last year's Los Angeles auto show, boasts a lithium-ion battery with some 70% greater capacity. The range is up to 300km per charge, the German company's Japanese unit said Tuesday.

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