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Volkswagen e-Golf Climate Control: How Much Does A/C Impact Range?

Volkswagen e-Golf Climate Control: How Much Does A/C Impact Range?

In Portland, Oregon, where we’re putting our long-term Volkswagen e-Golf to the test, it’s been one of the hottest summers on record. So far in the summer of 2015, Portland has had more than 25 days reaching 90 degrees or more, as well as multiple 100-degree days—in all, some... read more

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2015 Volkswagen Passat GTE (European spec)

Volkswagen's Lineup Of Electric, Plug-In Hybrid Models To Expand

Volkswagen will soon expand its lineup of electric cars and plug-in hybrids, according to reports in German media, with new entries on both the high and low ends of its... read more July 28, 2015 by 


 
Volkswagen Beetle Dune Hybrid concept, New York City, May 2015

Volkswagen Beetle Dune Hybrid Concept: Quick Drive

A large red electrical shutdown switch inside a car says it all: You're driving a prototype. New York City passers-by who looked approvingly at our shiny bronze Volkswagen... read more May 29, 2015 by 


 
2011 Volkswagen Bulli Concept live photos

Electric Volkswagen Bus Teased Again: Will It Be Real This Time?

The idea is as cool as it is durable: An all-electric reincarnation of the classic Volkswagen Bus, beloved people carrier of the Sixties and Seventies. It was first mentioned... read more April 9, 2015 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen Beetle TDI

VW Beetle Hybrid Prototype Previewed Outside New York Auto Show

At the 2015 New York Auto Show, Volkswagen introduced four Beetle Special Edition concepts as a way to rekindle interest in the rounded retro hatchback. Just outside the show... read more April 7, 2015 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

2015 VW Golf SportWagen: Lease On TDI Better Than Gasoline Version

The diesel-engined 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TDI appears to have one other advantage over its gasoline-powered sibling--besides superior fuel economy, that is. It turns... read more March 30, 2015 by 


 
1977 Volkswagen Microbus

VW Bus Hybrid That Never Was: The Microbus Prototype Of 1977

There truly is nothing new under the sun, as the saying goes. Now, a Volkswagen bus from almost 40 years ago has surfaced to prove the point. While hybrid cars have only... read more March 27, 2015 by 


 
'Diesel fuel only' caution on Audi Q7 TDI

Diesel Car Guide: Every 2015-2016 Car & Light Truck, With Specs: UPDATED

Diesel cars may keep a lower profile than hybrids or battery-electrics, but they're a good option for drivers looking to reliably save fuel. Many efficiency-focused gasoline... read more March 26, 2015 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Limited Edition

VW To Decide On QuantumScape Solid-State Battery Technology By Summer

Volkswagen will soon decide whether to pursue an entirely new type of battery technology for its future electric cars. The German carmaker has acquired a small stake in... read more March 25, 2015 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Limited Edition

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Electric Car Gets Less Expensive Trim Level

When pricing for the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf electric car was announced last August, only one trim level was available, a lavishly equipped top-of-the-range package. Now VW... read more March 5, 2015 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

Wintry Michigan: Not The Best Place To Drive An Electric Car?

Not every car is ideally suited to every environment. A Mazda MX-5 Miata likely won't get very far on a muddy off-road trail, and a gigantic Cadillac Escalade ESV isn't much... read more February 11, 2015 by 


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

VW To Spend $10 Million On Electric-Car Charging Sites, Asks Governments To Step Up Too

Volkswagen plans to invest millions of dollars into U.S. electric-car charging infrastructure, but doesn't want to go it alone. The German carmaker plans to spend $10 million... read more February 10, 2015 by 


 
BMW i3 and Volkswagen e-Golf electric cars using Combined Charging System (CCS) DC fast charging

BMW, VW, And ChargePoint To Build 100 CCS Fast-Charging Sites For Electric Cars

As electric-car drivers know, Nissan and Tesla remain far ahead of other carmakers in availability of DC fast-charging locations for their cars. Now, growing sales of U.S... read more January 22, 2015 by 


 
Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE Concept live photos, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Volkswagen Cross Coupe Plug-In Hybrid Concept: Mid-Size SUV Previewed For 2016

Volkswagen continues to move steadily toward the launch of its long-anticipated mid-size SUV for the U.S. Earlier this week at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, it introduced yet... read more January 15, 2015 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf family

2015 Volkswagen Golf Named North American Car Of The Year

Every year at the Detroit Auto Show, a panel of automotive journalists that has spent months evaluating new cars announces the North American Car of the Year. This year, that... read more January 13, 2015 by 


 
Martin Winterkorn

Solid-State Batteries For Electric Cars: 'Great Potential,' VW CEO Says

To help electric cars go mainstream, new battery technology will be needed to escape the shackles of short ranges, long charging times, and relatively high cost. Among the... read more November 24, 2014 by 


 

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