VW to sell electric cars in U.S. in 2015, report says

Marc Trahan

FRANKFURT (Reuters) -- German carmaker Volkswagen plans to start selling electric cars in the United States in 2015, the New York Times reported, citing a Volkswagen official.

The company aims to enter the U.S. electric car market with a battery-powered version of its subcompact Golf and would follow with more models if demand increased, said Marc Trahan, an executive vice president for VW's American unit, according to the Times.

The automaker is also considering building a small SUV, Trahan said, the Times reported.