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VW's Chinese Partner Signs Deal With Protean For Wheel Motors

VW's Chinese Partner Signs Deal With Protean For Wheel Motors

Protean Electric is getting its wheel-motor business rolling. The company signed a deal with FAW-Volkswagen--the German automaker's Chinese partner--to develop a new electric powertrain for an upcoming production car. FAW-VW will use two Protean in-wheel motors in a new rear-wheel-drive electric... read more

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Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Concept

Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Concept Updated For LA Auto Show

The choice of fuel-efficient crossovers is rather limited right now. There's a Lexus RX, the diesel Audi Q5, and we're waiting on Mitsubishi's Outlander plug-in hybrid... but... read more November 15, 2013 by 


 
Volkswagen up! five-door

Volkswagen Twin-Up: XL1-Powered Plug-In Minicar Revealed

VW has hinted for some time that the diesel-electric drivetrain from its XL1 eco-supercar would appear in something a little more humble and affordable. Now, writes Autocar... read more November 7, 2013 by 


 
Volkswagen e-Golf and e-Up electric cars

A Million Electrified Cars In Germany By 2020? Achievable, Says VW

Like many countries, Germany has set itself some pretty tough targets for encouraging electric vehicles. The government aims to have a million plug-in electric vehicles on... read more October 29, 2013 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen XL1 (Euro spec)  -  First Drive, Wolfsburg, June 2013

Orders For 261-MPG Volkswagen XL1 Exceed Production of 200

Volkswagen's XL1 might be one of the most exciting and unusual green vehicles of recent years, but it's certainly not one of the most accessible. Pricing around the $150,000... read more October 28, 2013 by 


 
Zelectric Motors' 1963 Volkswagen Beetle electric car

Zelectric Motors' 1963 Volkswagen Beetle Electric Car Driven

There is a line of thinking, naturally not shared by many of our readers, that engine noise is an integral part of the experience of driving a car. Lack of it in electric... read more October 18, 2013 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen's Future Engines: All Turbo For Gasoline & Diesel

No more conventional gasoline engines for Volkswagen. The German automaker will phase out naturally aspirated engines for U.S. models over the next three or four years in... read more September 18, 2013 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Volkswagen To Add Natural-Gas Cars As Well As Diesels, Hybrids?

When it comes to green technology, Volkswagen is hedging its bets. In addition to promoting its line of TDI diesels, the German carmaker is launching hybrids like the Jetta... read more September 12, 2013 by 


 
Volkswagen e-Golf  -  2013 Frankfurt Motor Show

Volkswagen e-Golf Electric Car Live Gallery: 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

Volkswagen officially debuted its e-Golf electric car at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show yesterday. Along with the e-Up electric city car, the e-Golf represents VW's first major... read more September 11, 2013 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

Volkswagen August Sales Boosted By TDI Diesel Models

Volkswagen of America released its sales figures for the month of August, and TDI diesel models continue to make up a significant percentage of its passenger-car deliveries... read more September 10, 2013 by 


 
2013 Audi TDI range

Audi Urges Diesel-Friendly Regulations, Holds DC Diesel Rally

Diesel vehicles can be far more fuel-efficient than gasoline cars, but Audi feels its TDI diesel models are being treated unfairly by Federal and state lawmakers. Last week... read more September 6, 2013 by 


 
Volkswagen e-Golf and e-Up electric cars

Volkswagen e-Golf & e-Up Electric Cars Set For Frankfurt Debut

Volkswagen will debut production versions of two new electric cars at the Frankfurt Auto Show next month. The Volkswagen e-Golf and e-Up are the realization of several years... read more August 28, 2013 by 


 
Volkswagen Golf TDI BlueMotion

VW Wants Federal Incentives To Encourage Diesel Sales

Electric vehicles are already subject to reams of federal and local incentives to encourage the market's growth, and now Volkswagen wants similar incentives for the sale of... read more August 23, 2013 by 


 
Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Car Manufacturing, Assembly Gets Greener As Plants Cut Waste, Energy Use

You could produce the cleanest, greenest vehicle on the road, but if your factory belches out black smoke and creates thousands of tons of landfill, that car's green... read more August 13, 2013 by  5


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf, at 2013 New York Auto Show

VW Confirms New TDI Clean Diesel Engine Details For U.S.

Volkswagen Group of America has confirmed that its latest generation of 2.0-liter clean diesel engines will debut in the U.S. in the second half of 2014. The engine, a... read more August 6, 2013 by  5


 
2014 Volkswagen Beetle GSR

2014 Volkswagen Jetta, Beetle, Passat Get Smaller, More Efficient Engines

Volkswagen is finally dropping its long-serving 2.5-liter gasoline engine from several models, in favor of a more efficient, downsized turbocharged 1.8-liter. The 1.8... read more July 11, 2013 by  5


 
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