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Green Advice: You Filled A Diesel Car With Gasoline; Now What?

Green Advice: You Filled A Diesel Car With Gasoline; Now What?

Unless you're Argonne Laboratories, putting gasoline into a diesel fueled car is a bad problem. Maybe it was brain fade. Perhaps you rented or borrowed an unfamiliar car. Or you simply didn't realize that nice Volkswagen or Mercedes-Benz was a new, clean-diesel car. (It also happens to particularly... read more

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Audi A1 e-tron Concept

VW, Daimler: There’s a Future in Electric Cars, Not Quite Yet

Can there ever be such a thing as too much honesty when it comes to frank discussions about your company policy? Normally we’d say no, but when you start to sow the... read more November 15, 2010 by  7


 
2013 VW Golf Blue-e-motion prototype

First Ride: 2013 VW Golf Blue-E-Motion Prototype

It’s a little-known fact that between the late 1970s and mid 1990s Volkswagen made a series of limited-run electric cars based on the VW Golf platform. Thirty years... read more November 9, 2010 by 


 
Fiat 500 TwinAir two-cylinder engine

Volkswagen Won’t Follow Fiat’s Lead With Two-Cylinder Engine

In Europe Fiat sells its funky 500 minicar with an optional 0.9-liter two-cylinder engine that when equipped with an automatic transmission returns an impressive fuel economy... read more November 8, 2010 by  1


 
2007 Volkswagen up! concept

2012 VW Up Minicar On Sale In Europe Next Year, Already Priced

VW hasn't yet unveiled the final version of its upcoming Up minicar, which will be smaller than the smallest vehicle it sells in Europe today, the Volkswagen Polo subcompact... read more November 5, 2010 by 


 
2010 Volkswagen New Compact Coupe Concept (2011 Volkswagen Jetta Coupe)

VW Will Differentiate Its Hybrids By Making Them Sporty

Volkswagen is intent on becoming the world’s leading automaker by 2018 and that means being the top dog in every segment, including hybrid and electric vehicles... read more November 3, 2010 by 


 
2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition

Quick Drive: 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup

Before unveiling the redesigned 2011 Jetta, Volkswagen decided to drop a special treat into the lineup of the 2010 model--a TDI Cup Street Edition. Like the old SCCA Showroom... read more October 20, 2010 by 


 
Volkswagen Golf Blue e-Motion

Volkswagen Gains EV Experience With Ex-Renault Expert

Despite Volkswagen's green technology mainly being focused on clean diesels, the company are clearly serious about their EV program too, having lured Joerg Sommer from... read more October 15, 2010 by 


 
SEAT IBE Concept from the 2010 Paris Motor Show

2010 Paris Motor Show: Skoda, SEAT Reveal New EVs

As you might have already gathered, the Volkswagen empire is rather big. Owning Volkswagen (obviously) and Audi and having a large stake in Porsche, they're one of the... read more September 30, 2010 by 


 
2013 Volkswagen Golf Blue e-Motion

VW Charges Up Blue e-Motion Golf For 2013 Launch, Testing Now

As we pointed out last week, it’s not always best to be first to release a new generation of technology, especially when the competition is so fierce. Playing the game... read more September 13, 2010 by 


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Lithium-Ion Supply Delays Arrival Of Volkswagen Blue-E-Motion

Electric cars are coming; in fact, it seems like most major manufacturers either has a vehicle coming to market soon or has one in plan. Volkswagen is one of the... read more August 31, 2010 by 


 
Whisky Bottles (source:  flickr/Mark H. Anbinder)

Whisky-Based Biofuel Developed In Scotland

There seems to be no end to the number of organic materials that can be converted into usable biofuel to power a car. We’ve seen fuel derived from garbage before, a race... read more August 19, 2010 by  1


 
2009 Volkswagen E-Up! Concept

Volkswagen Predicts 500 Mile Range For EVs By 2020

Volkswagen is intent on becoming the world’s leading automaker by 2018 and that means being the top dog in every segment, including hybrid and electric vehicles. In fact... read more August 13, 2010 by  13


 
GENeco Bio-Bug, a Volkswagen Beetle powered by methane from human waste

Volkswagen Beetle Runs On Fuel Generated From Human Waste

We’ve seen fuel derived from garbage before, and even a race car that ran on chocolate, but now we have an even wilder concept: a Volkswagen Beetle running on methane gas... read more August 6, 2010 by  3


 
vw golf tdi hybrid 1

Volkswagen: Diesel Hybrids Just Don't Make Sense

Hybrids are, for the most part, great, both as a freestanding set of efficiency technologies and as a bridge toward pure electric vehicles. Diesels are also a solid near-term... read more August 3, 2010 by  10


 
Martin Eberhard

Tesla Founder Eberhard Leading VW Efforts in Silicon Valley

Many global automakers have research outposts in Silicon Valley. BMW's is one floor of an unremarkable office building in downtown Palo Alto, while Volkswagen's much larger... read more July 30, 2010 by 


 
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