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The shape of things to come for top-of-the-range Volkswagen products has been shown in Shanghai with the unveiling of the C Coupé GTE plug-in hybrid concept. A four-door concept car designed with the Chinese market in mind, this “coupe” is powered by what VW calls an innovative plug-in hybrid drive system. The plug-in hybrid system […]

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Volkswagen has said that the next Camper could indeed be battery powered. During the New York auto show, Chairman of the Board Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neusser told AutoExpress that for the Camper to continue with the traditional 1950s design, VW must place the electric motor and batteries under the floor of the vehicle. “If we want to do this […]

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A collaboration between Volkswagen of America, BMW of North America, and ChargePoint aims to add 100 DC fast chargers plus supplemental level 2 chargers along heavily trafficked routes on the east and west coasts. “There is a target of nearly 100 DC fast charging spots in the first phase, available by the end of 2015,” […]

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The Detroit show is underway for 2015 and Volkswagen is showcasing  the Cross Coupe GTE PHEV concept. At the end of 2016, Volkswagen will start production of a new model in Chattanooga, Tennessee: a seven-seater mid-size SUV. As a preview to this vehicle, Volkswagen is now showing the five-seater Cross Coupe GTE at the North […]

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Controlling a car through hand gestures, leading it to park itself and creating various methods of monitoring an EV’s charging progress are all part of Volkswagen’s soon to be car technologies presented at the 2015 CES. Golf R Touch The Volkswagen Golf R Touch concept vehicle, displayed for the first time at the 2015 Consumer […]

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Have any of you ever dreamed of a car made out of fabric? Volkswagen’s Spanish arm, SEAT, just created one. SEAT unveiled this week the world’s first fabric car, constructed entirely of lace, with jewel trim. Yes, it is full size, but there is no engine and I wouldn’t bet much on crash protection. On […]

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The electric version of Volkswagen’s Golf has been rated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at 126 city, 105 highway, and 116 combined MPGe. The EPA also gave the fully electric 2015 e-Golf an official range of up to 83 miles. Volkswagen observed that compared to other compact electric vehicles (EVs), these numbers make […]

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After Volkswagen wowed readers with its “261 mpg” XL1 plug-in diesel hybrid last year, it has now taken the car in a completely different direction as a concept for the Paris Motor Show. The XL Sport concept is an example of parts bin engineering of the highest order. Out came the 800cc two-cylinder TDI engine […]

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A name you may have heard before, EV company GreenTech Automotive has raised $47 million in a recent equity round. According to a filing with the U.S. Securities and exchanges Commissions, 94 investors contributed to the $47 million; the company was originally aiming for $60 million. GreenTech Automotive (GTA) describes itself as a U.S. automotive […]

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Volkswagen is preparing a PHEV derivative of its new European Passat. The eighth-generation Passat is currently being launched in Europe, and Volkswagen already announced it will show the Passat GTE in a world premiere at the Paris Motor Show – the first Passat with a plug-in hybrid drive system. VW announced it as a zero-emission […]

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