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Volkswagen XL1 Announces Arrival

October 9, 2013 / No Comments

Volkswagen XL1, the world’s most fuel efficient and aerodynamic car, has made its US debut. The car has been released in the country at the 23rd Annual Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) conference at the Chattanooga Convention Centre. This amazing vehicle offers an estimated European combined fuel consumption rating of 261 mpg. The car can reportedly cover up to 32 miles ...

VW to Roll Out Six Plug-in Hybrids, Starting 2014

March 20, 2013 / No Comments

Volkswagen has revealed plans to launch at least 6 new plug-in hybrid models, starting 2014. The new plug-in hybrid vehicles is expected to play a big role in the carmaker’s emphasis towards e-mobility. The new models will include two Volkswagen models, probably a plug-in hybrid version of the European Passat and a plug-in hybrid Golf.  Though the exact number hasn’t been ...

Volkswagen e-up! with combined charging system

March 18, 2013 / No Comments

The new Volkswagen e-up! - the first all-electric vehicle from VW – will make its debut today at the Annual Press and Investors Conference in Germany.  Although the vehicle unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, this one is the fully electric production vehicle. The e-up! is a four-seater car that offers a driving range of 93 miles and can be ...

VW Up! Hybrid Model to Run XL1 Powertrain

February 27, 2013 / No Comments

Volkswagen is set to use the XL1's hybrid powertrain for the Up! Hybrid vehicle. The automaker has unveiled the production version of the XL1 which is intended for limited sales. Now this two-seater vehicle will serve as a foundation for Volkswagen’s upcoming hybrid vehicle Up! According to Volkswagen, the Up! will be in the market within two years and it will ...

VW Chattanooga Solar Park Gets KickStarted

January 25, 2013 / No Comments

Volkswagen has officially kickstarted its huge array of photovoltaic solar cells at its Chattanooga plant. The plant has already been already certified LEED Platinum and now will help build cleaner cars at cleaner plants. This huge solar field could supply up to 12.5 percent of the plant’s total energy needs and will reduce the CO2 emissions by 30 percent. The plant ...

VW CrossBlue Plug-in Diesel-Electric SUV Out

January 16, 2013 / No Comments

At the North American International Auto Show, Volkswagen has introduced their plug-in diesel-electric hybrid named the CrossBlue. The CrossBlue which is specially designed for the North American market is a mid-size SUV that has enough space for six. It comes between the entry-level Tiguan and the premium Touareg in VW’s utility stable. Though, it is a plug-in hybrid, the CrossBlure features a ...

Volkswagen eT! Concept Electric Delivery Van will Charm You

November 21, 2011 / No Comments

Have you ever imagined operating your car with a joy stick or a touchpad? Well it seems that the days are not far when you would be playing with such things. Wondering what we are talking about? Its about the new sensation eT!, Volkswagen’s latest van concept. They have partnered with the German Post Office and the University of ...

Shanghai Volkswagen Unveils Tantos as an E-Brand

September 22, 2011 / No Comments

With most of the vehicle manufacturers out there moving toward new e-concepts, it is now the turn of Shanghai Volkswagen to introduce a new electric car brand. Christened Tantos, the e-car brand was spotted in the new vehicle application list released by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. A few spy shots and the catalog number hint that the E-Lavida ...

Volkswagen Elektro Caddy Maxi Charms Hannover Messe 2011

May 9, 2011 / No Comments

Volkswagen made its ‘green presence’ felt at the Hannover Messe 2011 that concluded recently. The German automobile giant has unveiled a battery-powered compact van named the Elektro Caddy Maxi. As you are already aware, Hannover Messe is the world's biggest industrial fair with the participation of around 6,000 exhibitors and 200,000 visitors. Started in 1947 by the British military government in ...

Volkswagen Unveils E-Scooter at Shanghai Auto Show

April 20, 2011 / 2 Comments

Volkswagen has unveiled a battery-powered two-wheeler called the E-Scooter at the Shanghai Motor Show.  Powered by a nickel-metal-hydride battery the lightweight E-Scooter features a 350-watt electric motor and has a range of 25 miles. The light weight battery can be easily removed and charged indoors. Weighing around 44 pounds excluding the nickel-metal hydride battery, it features a top speed of 30 ...