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Volkswagen Group of America provides all-electric e-Golf to Stanford University for e-mobility research (From right to left) JĂźrgen Leohold, Director Group Research Volkswagen Group; JĂśrg Sommer, Vice President, Product Marketing and Strategy, Volkswagen of America; Ewald GĂśssmann, Executive Director, Volkswagen Group of America Electronics Research Laboratory; Martin Winterkorn, Chairman, Volkswagen Group; Persis S. Drell, the Frederick Emmons Terman Dean of the Stanford School of Engineering; Wendy Ju, Executive Director, Center for Design Research, Stanford University; Sven Beiker, Executive Director, Center for Automotive Research, Stanford University on Thursday, Nov. 6 2014, Stanford, Calif. For Outstanding research results in the area of lithium-ion batteries.

Volkswagen Provides e-Golf To Stanford University For Research

Volkswagen recently provided an all-electric 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf to Stanford University for research “dedicated to advancing e-mobility and improving the driver experience in electric vehicles“. Initially, the car will be used by the Volkswagen Automotive Innovation Laboratory (VAIL), located on the Stanford campus.  The German manufacturer believes that researchers, after…

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 0

Most Discernible Way To Tell The Plug-In From The Gasser Is Via The "e-Badging"

Volkswagen: No Firm Plans To Launch e-Golf In Canada

According to La Presse (via Google Translate), Volkswagen is for now ignoring Canada in regards to the e-Golf: “…the Golf is the first Volkswagen car 100% electric sold in the United States. A new feature which will not benefit Canadian consumers. Again.” The tone of the La Presse article clearly…

2 weeks ago by Eric Loveday 8

e-up!

Focus Magazine Reviews Volkswagen e-Up! – Video

“This year, the Formula E championships will see battery-powered cars tear their way around some of the world’s biggest cities. With the series well under way, Focus decided to see what the current crop of electric cars can do for day-to-day motorists. Next up: the Volkswagen e-up!” States the video…

2 months ago by Mike Anthony 17

First Gen VW Phaeton

Volkswagen Phaeton Plug-In Hybrid Coming In 2018?

The Volkswagen Phaeton was perhaps the best luxury car with sporting intentions ever sold in the US (for the money).  The problem was, few were willing to spend $60,000 to $85,00 on a Volkswagen.  $70,000 for a Volkswagen?  You must be kidding.  That’s mid-level Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz money for…

2 months ago by Eric Loveday 14

2015 Volkswagen Passat GTE

Volkswagen Reveals Passat GTE Plug-In Hybrid

Volkswagen has unveiled the all-new plug-in hybrid Passat GTE in both sedan and wagon forms. The Passat GTE will get its formal reveal at the 2014 Paris Motor Show this week. Based on the all-new eight-generation Passat, this becomes Volkswagen’s third plug-in hybrid after the Golf GTE and XL1. According…

3 months ago by Eric Loveday 32

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Featured in MotoManTV

The 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is closer then ever to its US launch and MotoMan took the opportunity to test dive the car in Virginia. The review begins with a question if customers will be attracted to an EV that doesn’t have unique design and on how much the e-Golf resembles the…

3 months ago by Mark Kane 11

Volkswagen e-Golf in „Polizeiuniform"

Volkswagen e-Golf Ready For Police Duty

Volkswagen recently presented its e-Golf in “Polizeiuniform,” which simply means e-Golf equipped for police duty. It’s of course specially equipped for the duty – with the signaling system “SOSI” as well as a modern digital radio. The Electric drivetrain seems the same as in regular e-Golf – 85 kW and…

3 months ago by Mark Kane 1

Volkswagen Golf GTE

Just The Facts: Volkswagen Golf GTE

The Volkswagen Golf GTE is the latest plug-in hybrid car to hit the market.  In Germany, it’s priced at 36,900 Euros ($48,390 USD). Just like the e-Golf, the GTE (GT Electric) looks almost like the regular internal combustion engine version of the Golf.. In optimistic (NEDC) conditions, Golf GTE should…

4 months ago by Mark Kane 62

Development in 2010 to 2013 e-up!

Volkswagen e-up! – What Has Changed Since 2010?

Volkswagen e-up! was introduced in Europe in 2013 and now in some coutries like Norway, is selling rather well. But the original concept was presented in 2009. and in one of the latest Volkswagen presentations we can check out what changed in those four years. The German carmaker decreased the…

4 months ago by Mark Kane 14

VW XL1 in Geneva

Volkswagen XL1 Priced From £98,515 In UK

The Volkswagen XL1 is now available to order in the UK, though you need to act quickly if you’d like to secure one of the 30 XL1s planned for export to the UK. According to Volkswagen, the XL1 carries a base price of £98,515 ($168,974 USD), which is certainly expensive,…

6 months ago by Eric Loveday 13