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    Report: Volkswagen could build plug-in hybrids in China
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    When you're Europe's largest automaker and your largest global market happens to be the one most notorious for its pollution (China), some solutions just present themselves. Volkswagen may be heeding that call. During the upcoming Beijing Motor Show, the company is expected to announce plans to ...

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    Exclusive: VW decides against active-cooling system for e-Golf lithium battery
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    When the 2015 VW e-Golf was introduced at the LA Auto Show last year, VW said it would come with a water-cooled battery. During the Detroit Auto Show, when the car was trotted out again, VW released a new press release that stripped out the "water-cooled" language, but this change went unnoticed. ...

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    VW chair says component cost decrease keeps him confident of EV success
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    Volkswagen AG is in the middle of implementing a comprehensive electric vehicle strategy, one that we've been documenting for a long time. The Group stands ready to offer dozens of plug-in vehicles in the coming years if it feels there is sufficient demand and believes that selling a million EVs ...

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    Video: Meet ZelectricBug, the amazing '63 VW Bug converted to EV power
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    No word a lie, we here at AutoblogGreen are fans of classic cars. What we are not fond of, however, is the pollution that their inefficient engines create, and so it's great to see our old favorites lovingly up-cycled with electric drivetrains. The ZelectricBug is a beautiful example of how new, ...

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    Video: Yes, a family of 5 can live in a 1981 VW Westfalia van
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    Automakers and marketers trying to reach environmentally conscious consumers who desire the simple life basically have two strategies: promote electric vehicles that can be charged through green energy or sell a 30-year-old Volkswagen van on Craigslist. Nicolas Boullosa and Kirsten Dirksen opted ...

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    Official: Ecotricity offering 1,000 free EV miles to new customers
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    Ecotricity is offering electric vehicle drivers in the United Kingdom an lengthy incentive for using green energy: 1,000 miles of free fast charging per year. Called "Green Electricity + Car," the program will power customers' homes with renewable power allow them to charge their cars through ...

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    Video: Fully Charged rolls into season 3 with VW XL1 and electric Land Rover
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    It's been some time since last we visited with British actor and electric car proponent Robert Llewellyn and his web-based video series, Fully Charged. The show, now sponsored by Ecotricity, has started rolling out its third season and now has available two episodes featuring a pair of truly ...

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    Exclusive: VW modular platform strategy goes all-in on EVs
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    The Volkswagen Group has already revealed or put on sale a broad slate of new electric vehicles: the E-up, the E-Golf (shown above), the Porsche 918 Spyder, the Panamera S E-Hybrid and the XL1. In 2014, there will be at least six more models, including the A3 Sportback E-Tron. And after that? ...

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    Video: Tesla tires turning on Stretchla Vanagon EV conversion project
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    It is one thing to say you are going to Frankenstein a Tesla Model S with a pair of Siamese-twinned Volkswagen Vanagons and quite another to actually start taking your newly-acquired, smashed-up electric sedan apart in an effort to bring it back to life. Otmar Ebenhoech is doing just that, and ...

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    Report: This zippered VW Bus is getting a Tesla Model S drivetrain [w/video]
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    Do-it-yourselfers who made a habit of converting traditional vehicles into plug-in electrics may not have been driven entirely away by factory-made EVs. In fact, one of them will be fusing an old, stretched Volkswagen Vanagon with a new Tesla Model S powertrain, and making the world's coolest ...

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    Official: VW, Protean will work together on in-wheel motors
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    Protean Electric has reached an agreement for its all-electric in-wheel motors to go in some of Volkswagen's vehicles. Sadly, they're not going into the Bug or Vanagon. The compact-sedan VW Bora (which is similar to a Jetta, older version pictured above) is the platform that gets the honor of ...

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    Report: VW e-up will start at £24,250 in UK
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    That translates to a starting price of about $39,528 US dollars. Volkswagen is keeping its word on electric mobility, bringing the e-Up! electric car to the United Kingdom this month at a competitive starting price. Unveiled with the e-Golf at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, the e-Up! ...

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    Los Angeles: VW's Krebs talks hydrogen, says 'most efficient way to convert energy to mobility is electricity'
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    Volkswagen has staked out a claim to be the industry leader in electric vehicles. One of the executives leading the VW Group into an e-mobililty future is Rudolf Krebs, who took over VW's electrification efforts back in 2010. Today, he is the group commissioner for electric drive systems for the ...

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    Official: Does VW's updated CrossBlue Coupe hint at production?
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    After introducing the CrossBlue plug-in hybrid SUV concept at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, Volkswagen showed off the CrossBlue Coupe concept in Shanghai in April. We're about to get our third CrossBlue sighting at the LA Auto Show next week with an updated, seemingly more ...

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    Confirmed: 'Huge interest' in VW XL1 doesn't mean production will be increased
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    The Volkswagen XL1 will be expensive (roughly $145,000 US, if reports are to be believed) but that doesn't mean buyers aren't interested in the sleek, hyper-efficient machine. InAutoNews reports that more people are telling VW they want to buy the 261-mpg car than VW plans to make. We asked VW's ...

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    Report: VW CEO says 1M EVs in Germany a reachable goal
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    Volkswagen will do its part to ensure that Germany reaches a government goal of having one million electric vehicles on the country's roads by the end of the decade. With a catch. VW says that goal is reachable as long as plug-in hybrid vehicles are counted in the "electric vehicle" mix, ...

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    Report: VW XL1 gets augmented reality repair app
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    With a pricetag of about $150,000, buyers of the upcoming, limited-edition Volkswagen XL1 will probably wish that the repair bills be "virtual" as well, but VW's new "augmented reality" feature will only apply to the repairs themselves, at least for now. Europe's biggest automaker, which is ...

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    Official: VW ready to have 40 EV models by 2018 if there is 'sufficient demand'
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    Last week, at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Volkswagen unveiled the e-Up! and e-Golf models, putting official faces on at least some of the company's longstanding EV plans. We say some because, as part of the Frankfurt barrage, VW started talking about a company-wide electrified line-up that includes ...

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    Rumormill: VW XL1 to carry $145,000 price tag?
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    The best we've been able to suss out thus far is that the Volkswagen XL1 will be expensive. Like six-figure, "as much as a nicely detailed Audi A6," expensive (we're assuming that Audi bit is European pricing). Given that this is a hand-built, hyper-aerodynamic, plug-in-diesel vehicle – and ...

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    Official: VW promotes electric car guru Sommer to executive ranks
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    Volkswagen has promoted its electric-vehicle chief Joerge Sommer to vice president, product marketing and strategy of Volkswagen of America, hinting that Europe's largest vehicle maker is likely to more aggressively pursue electric-drive vehicle sales within its US operations. Sommer will be in ...

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