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  • Volkswagen e-Golf electric car leaked images

    German automaker Volkswagen has been teasing electric versions of its Golf for a while now (several decades, in fact) but images of a production model have now been leaked. Czech website AutoForum.cz shows images of the latest e-Golf, based on the brand new Mk7-generation car. The car will be revealed in full at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in the next few weeks, but preliminary details suggest it won't be dissimilar to major competitors like the Nissan Leaf or Ford Focus Electric. A 26.5 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack should give a range of around 108 miles, presumably on the European...

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    Volkswagen Golf Blue-e-motion: Prototype Drive Report (Video)

    Driving pre-production prototypes of new electric cars is part of life here at GreenCarReports, as it enables us to give you the best possible evaluation of an up-coming new car before it hits the dealer lots. Recently however, we got a chance to sit behind the wheel again of the Volkswagen Golf...

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    2014 Volkswagen Golf Electric Model Confirmed For Late 2013

    Volkswagen has confirmed that an all-electric version of its Golf compact hatchback will go on sale in the U.S. late next year as a 2014 model. The president of Volkswagen of America, Jonathan Browning, gave the news to industry trade journal Automotive News (subscription required) during last...

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    Volkswagen Plugs In, Starts eGolf Test Fleet In California

    On Friday last week, Volkswagen officially marked the start of its U.S. electric car test program by shipping an all-electric Golf to its Electronic Research Laboratory in Belmont, California. Called the eGolf in the U.S. the all-electric hatchback is essentially the same as the Volkswagen Golf...

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    VW e-Bugster Electric Concept Live Gallery: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

    There’s something special about the Volkswagen Beetle -- or VW Bug to use its more colloquial name -- that makes us think of a car that is inherently friendly to the planet. And that’s something which Volkswagen has played on with the its Volkswagen all-electric e-Bugster concept car...

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    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 German auto giant announced plans to start building its own electric powertrains and even opened a battery research lab at...

  • Audi A1 e-tron Concept

    We've loved the concept of the Audi A1 e-Tron concept since its launch at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show last March. It's a range-extended electric vehicle (like the 2011 Chevy Volt) that uses a tiny Wankel rotary engine to run a generator that produces electricity to power the car once its lithium-ion battery is depleted. But now reports out of Germany says that Volkswagen, Audi's parent company, is not so pleased. Volkswagen has its own schedule of electric cars on the way, including the 2013 Golf Blue E-motion, an electric conversion of its next-generation Golf compact hatchback. Not...

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    Moving On Up? Volkswagen Considers Producing Electric Taxi

    Whilst the 2013 Volkswagen Golf Blue eMotion might be responsible for many of the company's EV headlines, their smaller Up concept is possibly even more intriguing. The Wolfsburg maker has just revealed the third in a trio of electric taxi concepts. Following Berlin and Milano versions, the latest...

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    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 Renault to be their new sales director for e-mobility. The ex-Renault man previously ran the French company's EV brand operations...

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    Volkswagen Forms Research Alliance To Help Spur EV Development

    When it comes to electric vehicle (EV) development, even auto giants like Toyota and Daimler are partnering up with smaller specialist firms--in this case Tesla--to benefit from technology sharing and other synergies in their quest to become leaders in the field. So it should come as no surprise...

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