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Volkswagen: Plug-In Hybrids A 'Bridge' To Pure Electric Cars In Future

Volkswagen: Plug-In Hybrids A 'Bridge' To Pure Electric Cars In Future

It's often said that plug-in hybrids are the "gateway drug" to pure battery-electric vehicles, exposing drivers to the electric-car experience without looming range anxiety. Now it appears that a member of the powerful board of global automaker Volkswagen Group agrees. DON'T MISS: 2015 Volkswagen... read more

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2014 Volkswagen Golf (European spec)

2014 Volkswagen Golf Preview: Lighter, Larger, More Efficient

The new, seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf was unveiled early last month in Berlin, but more models were added to the lineup at last week's Paris Auto Show. And while... read more October 3, 2012 by  5


 
Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept live photos, 2012 Paris Auto Show

VW, Audi, Porsche Lay Out Plug-In Hybrid Plans: Paris Auto Show

After a brisk run-through of new models from all of its many brands, Volkswagen Group closed last night's preview event before the Paris Auto Show with a few words on its... read more September 27, 2012 by  17


 
2012 Volkswagen Beetle, Bear Mountain, NY, May 2012

2012 Volkswagen Beetle: Quick Drive

It's not all that fuel efficient, but it's more fun to drive than we expected. That's our reaction to a quick drive last month in a blue 2012 Volkswagen Beetle. It's the... read more June 21, 2012 by  3


 
Volkswagen Up five-door

Volkswagen Up Five-Door Minicar: Forbidden Fruit

The regular Volkswagen Up minicar, revealed in full at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, is already a favorite "forbidden fruit" of ours. What's not to like? It's a well-built... read more January 25, 2012 by  1


 
Greenpeace Stormtroopers protest against VW

What Do Greenpeace, Star Wars And Volkswagen Have In Common?

You'll no doubt have heard of Greenpeace. The high-profile, occasionally militant green organization very much believes in action over words when it comes to coercing... read more December 12, 2011 by  2


 
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


 
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


 
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


 
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


 
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


 
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


 
Renault Twizy Z.E. electric vehicle

For Hire: Where Will Renault’s Exonerated Electric Car Executives Head?

Renault’s paranoia over industrial espionage backfired earlier this week as it struggled with the reality that it had been duped into believing that three of its... read more March 17, 2011 by  3


 
1985 VW CityStromer

1985 Electric Volkswagen Golf To Return To Factory of its Birth

When I met last month with Volkswagen to ride inside a prototype 2012 Golf Blue e-motion, I was eager to experience this all-electric version of its popular 2011 Golf... read more December 14, 2010 by  4


 
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  0


 
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  0


 
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