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Want a Retro Electric Car? Firm Plans All-Electric VW 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 the end of a 60-year production run. And with over 21.5 million original Volkswagen Beetles made, the VW Bug still holds the... read more

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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  0


 
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  0


 
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  0


 
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  0


 
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


 
2011 Toyota Prius

Toyota Tops List Of Green Brands, VW & Honda Close Behind

Toyota has had a bumpy ride the past couple of years, thanks in no small part to a high-profile series of safety recalls. To make matters worse, its popular Prius was... read more July 28, 2011 by  0


 
2014 Volkswagen Golf blue-e-motion prototype – Copyright High Gear Media

2014 Volkswagen Golf blue-e-motion First Drive

Volkswagen is intent on becoming the world's leading automaker by 2018 and that means being top dog in every segment, including hybrid and electric cars. Previously, the... read more July 8, 2011 by  7


 
Greenpeace 'Dark Side' ad attacks Volkswagen

Greenpeace Says VW Is Europe's Least Green Automaker: Video

In the United States, we often think of Volkswagen as a moderately green company -- an automaker responsible for small vehicles like the popular Golf and New Beetle, and one... read more June 28, 2011 by  1


 
2009 VW Passat wagon test car w/Bosch-Mahle turbocharged 1.2-liter, 3-cyl engine, from WardsAuto.com

Smaller, More Efficient: VW Passat With 1.2-Liter 3-Cylinder Engine

How large an engine do you need in a mid-size car? Just a few years ago, the answer would have been a V-6 of 2.8 to 3.5 liters, perhaps with a base model offering a four of... read more June 23, 2011 by  5


 
Volkswagen Plug In Coming

VW Commits To Launching Hybrid Option On Every Model: Report

It appears Volkswagen is copying Toyota’s commitment to offer a hybrid option on every model in its lineup, if the latest comments from the automaker’s CEO... read more June 16, 2011 by  5


 
2011 Volkswagen Jetta

2011 Miles In A 2011 VW Jetta TDI: A Not So Quick Drive

In some new cars, you can't learn enough over the course of a first drive. There's not enough time to experience every handling nuance, or every electronic helper, in a... read more April 28, 2011 by  7


 
Volkswagen E Scooter

Volkswagen E-Scooter: Electric Bike To Rival Smart And MINI

The motoring world is gripped with Beetlemania at the moment, and it's got nothing to do with four plucky young musicians from England. Instead, Volkswagen's latest... read more April 19, 2011 by  0


 
2012 Volkswagen Beetle

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Loses the New and Gains Updated Lines

A while back (read years) AllSmallCars.com ran an article about the Volkswagen New Beetle and how it seemed to be a little long in the tooth for consumers. Indeed, the New... read more April 18, 2011 by  1


 
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