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High MPG Meets 16 Passengers In Latest Volkswagen Publicity Stunt

High MPG Meets 16 Passengers In Latest Volkswagen Publicity Stunt

Producing a vehicle that can accommodate a high number of passengers whilst retaining great gas mileage is becoming a much-prized target in the automakers, with increasingly clever methods being used to squeeze high gas mileage out of mid to large-sized cars, minivans and SUVs. Cramming 16 people... read more

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2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 BlueTec

Diesel: The Dark-Horse Contender For Cleaner, Greener Cars?

Though about half the new cars sold in Europe are diesels, the technology has never had much traction in the United States, partly because much stricter U.S. clean air... read more September 19, 2011 by  17


 
2011 Volkswagen Nils concept live photos, 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

Volkswagen Nils Electric Car Concept: Frankfurt Live Photos

Two weeks ago we brought you images of the Volkswagen Nils electric car concept to be revealed at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. The car has now been unveiled and Green Car... read more September 14, 2011 by  1


 
Volkswagen Cross-up! five door live photos, 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

2011 Frankfurt Auto Show: 2012 Volkswagen Up Family Gallery

Volkswagen has been working hard on the Up minicar since it first debuted at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show, but it has finally unveiled the production version of its... read more September 13, 2011 by 


 
Volkswagen up! production version

Compact, Fuel-Efficient Cars Grab Frankfurt Spotlight

Auto shows used to be about outdoing the competition with bigger, flashier and more powerful offerings. These days, auto shows are still about one-upping your... read more September 12, 2011 by 


 
Volkswagen Beetle

Want a Retro Electric Car? Firm Plans All-Electric VW Beetle

When El Rey -- the final Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle to ever be made -- rolled off the Mexican production line on July 30, 2003, many Volkswagen fans around the world mourned... read more September 9, 2011 by  11


 
2011 Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Brings Fuel Shut-Off To The Four Cylinder Engine

Cylinder deactivation isn’t a new idea; the technology was first implemented (with only moderate success) in the days following World War II. Over the past ten years... read more September 3, 2011 by 


 
2011 Volkswagen Nils single-seat electric car concept

2011 Frankfurt Auto Show Preview: VW Nils Electric Concept (BREAKING)

Two weeks ago, we heard a rumor that German automaker Volkswagen was planning on unveiling an all-electric single-seat urban car at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. A few days... read more September 1, 2011 by  2


 
John and Helen Taylor depart on the Smarter Driving Tour. Image: Shell

Aussie Hypermiling Couple Hit 64mpg In 2011 Chevy Cruze Eco

You might remember a few weeks ago we brought you news of Australian couple John and Helen Taylor. Rather than enjoying the usual trappings of tourism, the Taylors wanted to... read more August 26, 2011 by  2


 
Volkswagen XL1 Concept

Will VW Unveil An Electric Single-Seat Urban Car In Frankfurt?

We’re just a few weeks away from the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, and already know about some of the electric and plug-in cars that are due to be unveiled there. But a... read more August 22, 2011 by 


 
Volkswagen up! production version

Volkswagen Up Minicar Revealed, 3-Cylinder Engines, 56 MPG

Volkswagen has been teasing us with concept versions of its Up minicar since the Frankfurt Auto Show in 2007, but finally the production version has been revealed and will... read more August 21, 2011 by  7


 
The WarpFactor II Camaro. Image: Lithiumaniacs

A Ten-Second Camaro Promotes Electric Drag Racing

Electric cars are often seen by the general public as slow and unsuitable for motorsport events like drag racing. Ron Adamowicz is out to change that perception, and his... read more August 17, 2011 by  2


 
Daihatsu A-Concept

Small, Fun, High-MPG Minicars, Never Coming To The U.S.

Life is so unfair sometimes. Car companies have been dangling the carrot of smaller and more fuel efficient vehicles in front of us for a few years now and though we've... read more August 11, 2011 by 


 
The group at the end of the Pan-American Highway. Image: Volkswagen

2011 Volkswagen Touareg TDI Sets New Record On Pan-American Highway

How long would it take you to drive 16,000 miles, on paved roads and dirt, across 14 countries and through every kind of weather imaginable? Most of us wouldn’t even... read more August 9, 2011 by 


 
John and Helen Taylor depart on the Smarter Driving Tour. Image: Shell

Australian Couple Hopes To Break U.S. Hypermiling Record

John and Helen Taylor aren’t like most ordinary tourists. The Australian couple is driving across the United States for the third time in less than five years, but... read more August 9, 2011 by 


 
2011 Volkswagen Jetta

More Volkswagen Diesel Woes: Feds Investigate 2011 Jetta TDI

Volkswagen's TDI diesel engines have long attracted fans and repeat buyers. But now a second investigation this year into the reliability of its TDI engines may cast a shadow... read more August 8, 2011 by  3


 
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