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European Auto Industry Asks For Higher Carbon Emission Limits

European Auto Industry Asks For Higher Carbon Emission Limits

In the interest of reducing carbon emissions to reduce climate change, regulators around the world are forcing carmakers to boost the fuel efficiency of their upcoming products--substantially. This requires investments in new technologies and production of more efficient models at a more rapid pace... read more

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2016 Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan

Volkswagen Japan Chief: Fuel-Cell Cars May Struggle Outside Of Japan

Most major automakers have nailed their colors to their mast when it comes to alternative powertrains for the future. For Volkswagen, that's electric vehicles at its most... read more September 10, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Price To Start At $36,265, Top Trim Level Only

The 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf electric car will be priced from $36,265, VW announced this morning. And the first battery-electric car ever offered in the U.S. by Volkswagen will... read more August 25, 2014 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen XL1 (European model)

Next-Generation VW Golf Looks To XL1 Eco Car For Better MPG

The Volkswagen XL1 is a high-technology, high-cost plug-in hybrid that, while intriguing, will do very little do directly change the automotive landscape. Like many such... read more August 19, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Vs. 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Vs. Golf TDI: Back-To-Back Test Drive

With the introduction of the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf late this year, VW will be the only automaker to offer (in the U.S.) both diesel and all-electric versions of the same... read more July 22, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf (Euro spec)  -  Driven, Portland OR, July 2014  (credit: NWAPA)

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf: Quick Preview Drive Of All-Electric Hatchback

Volkswagen has bet very heavily on diesel, with its TDI models; yet it's preparing to bring its all-electric Golf, called the e-Golf, to the U.S. later this year. And we took... read more July 21, 2014 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen XL1 (European model)

Volkswagen XL1 Hybrid Deliveries Begin In UK, And It Ain't Cheap...

We always knew the Volkswagen XL1 wouldn't be cheap. It's a limited-run, carbon-fiber bodied, plug-in hybrid, gull-winged low-slung eco supercar. None of that sounds cheap... read more July 1, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI: First Drive Of All-New Diesel Hatchback

In today's American car market, 45 miles per gallon is a rare occasion, and 50 miles per gallon is pure fantasy. That's the case for nearly any vehicle that has a fuel tank... read more June 10, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen Gol and Saveiro, Brazilian flex-fuel vehicles

Driving Entirely On Ethanol: Brazil’s Volkswagen Gol Flex-Fuel Vehicle

What’s it like to drive on pure ethanol, known as E100, without a drop of gasoline in the car? In the case of the Brazilian Volkswagen Gol, it’s quite... read more May 19, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf

2015 Volkswagen Golf Launch Edition Priced At Under $19,000

On sale in Europe for the some time, the seven-generation 2015 Volkswagen Golf is about to hit U.S. showrooms. Volkswagen announced pricing for the 2015 Golf range, which... read more May 13, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Volkswagen Developing Twin-Turbo 2-Liter Diesel, 10-Speed Direct-Shift Gearbox

Volkswagen has set itself a target of improving the efficiency of its future models as much as 15 percent by 2020. To do so, the firm is working on a new generation of... read more May 13, 2014 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen Beetle

VW Beetle Range To Expand In 2019 As Sub-Brand To Rival Mini: Report

In the company's early days, much of Volkswagen's range centered around just one model: The Beetle. Those days may return to an extent, as the Beetle is the latest subject of... read more May 1, 2014 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen Golf GTD

Bad News: VW's Sporty Golf GTD Diesel May Not Be Coming To U.S.

Fans of diesel vehicles have long looked at the European market and wondered why the U.S. doesn't get all the best diesel models sold overseas. There are plenty of good... read more April 18, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid, 2014 New York Auto Show

2015 Volkswagen Jetta Live Photos: Full Details Of Updates For New York Auto Show

Volkswagen is to launch a revised 2015 Jetta sedan at the New York Auto Show--but wagon duties will move to its VW Golf sister car. The 2015 Jetta is denoted by subtle... read more April 16, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

2015 VW Golf TDI SportWagen Concept: New York Auto Show Debut

Next week's New York Auto Show will see the debut of a car bound to appeal to fans of diesel wagons everywhere. Aha, you say, it's the new Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen! Well... read more April 12, 2014 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen Jetta

VW Passat, Jetta, Beetle Sales Suspended Over Transmission Leaks

Volkswagen has told dealerships across the country to halt the sale of some of its vehicles while it investigates transmission leaks. 2014 Volkswagen Passat, Jetta, Beetle... read more April 10, 2014 by 


 
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