Volkswagen will release the E-Golf here in 2014 since it considers Korea one of 18 "strategic markets" for electric vehicles.
The German carmaker brought seven of the electric vehicles into Korea last month for a test-drive in Incheon. They hit the European market next year.
A company press release said Korea is an attractive place to test the new model as consumers are sophisticated here, and the capital is home to over 10 million people.
A flagship model of Volkswagen's eco-friendly product line, the E-Golf is a modified version of the best-selling Golf, equipped with the carmaker's own electric motor and 26.5 kW lithium-ion battery. It can travel up to 150 km on a single charge.