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2017 Volkswagen e-Golf Rated At 125 Miles By EPA

The upcoming 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf was today officially rated at 125 miles (201 km) of all-electric range. Compared to the previous 83-mile version, the new e-Golf has 50% more range. Also fuel economy improved a little bit: city driving: 126 MPGe (previously: 126) highway driving: 111 MPGe (previously: 105) combined…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 33

Volkswagen Trademarks E-Transporter For Upcoming Electric Van

According to German sources, Volkswagen recently trademarked four names: Allsider E-Transport(er) Duomotion Twin Motion Both Dumotion and Twin Motion are expected to be applied to future Volkswagen hybrids (one likely a conventional hybrid and the other a plug-in hybrid). Meanwhile, E-Transport(er) is expected to be a full-size commercial van powered…

2 weeks ago by Eric Loveday 8

Volkswagen Exec: Electric GTI Definitely Coming

According to Volkswagen director for sales, Jurgen Stackmann, electric vehicles will fast become mainstream, and Volkswagen is taking note. As most of us know, VW is beginning to showcase its new I.D. family of electric vehicles, and Stackmann says that an electric GTI is in the cards. Company execs spoke…

1 month ago by Steven Loveday 34

New Volkswagen Golf GTE Now Available To Order In Europe

Volkswagen has now made new 2017 Golf GTE available for order in Europe (see video walkthrough). In Germany prices starts at €36,900 ($39,405). The new version of plug-in hybrid is based on the MkVII generation of Golf, but unfortunately doesn’t bring any new revolution in its electric drivetrain. It’s simply…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 12

Lithium-Ion Battery Shortage Looming?

Now that several automakers are setting goals for larger-scale EV production, many are facing a lithium-ion battery shortage. This is a good problem, because it further establishes the exponential growth of the segment, but not so good for the future of EVs, if the problem can’t be solved quickly and economically….

1 month ago by Steven Loveday 178

Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Electric Van: Live Images, Videos From Debut

Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ is one of the biggest all-electric premiere at this year NAIAS, and pays tribute to VW’s original minibus that first launched almost 70 years ago. Build onVW’s MEB architecture, which is designed to accommodate large battery for long-range, driving, along with all-wheel drive and autonomous drive capability (in…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 25

German Environment Minister Buys A Tesla Model S

It is very uncommon for Germany’s government officials to drive anything but German-made automobiles. The auto industry is key for the country, and it doesn’t seem to appreciate competition. Despite this, Johannes Remmel, a German Environment Minister, abandoned norms, and picked up a Tesla Model S for himself. Public notice and disfavor of…

2 months ago by Steven Loveday 19