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    Video: VW beams in Star Trek stars to promote e-Golf EV
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    Volkswagen just set its e-mobility commercial phasers on stunning. The German automaker has cast Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock of Star Trek fame (i.e., actors William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy) in a new advertisement for its growing stable of electric vehicles. Even though it's in German, we think ...

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    Official: VW ready to spend $25B on at least 6 EVs in China by 2018
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    Standing next to the lovely GTE plug-in hybrid during the Beijing Motor Show, VW CEO Martin Winterkorn announced a renewed, $25-billion focus for the German automaker on electric mobility in China. EVs + China is not a new equation for VW (see here and here and here), but the time is now for the ...

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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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    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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    Official: New Volkswagen E-Up! debuts with 93-mile range, Combined Charging System
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    Excited as always, the new E-Up! from Volkswagen is making its debut today at the Annual Press and Investors Conference in VW's home town of Wolfsburg, Germany. But wait, you're saying, we first saw the E-Up! at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, so what's this "debut" that VW is talking ...

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    Official: Volkwagen wants to be "the leader in electrification"
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    Europe's largest automaker continues to talk big when it comes to launching and expanding its plug-in vehicle offerings in both Europe and the US. Volkswagen this week outlined its goal to become "the leader in electrification" starting with the debut of the e-up! city electric-vehicle in Europe ...

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    Report: VW to launch electric Up!, Golf in Japan within 3 years
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    Volkswagen aims to launch electric vehicles based on its subcompact Up! and compact Golf in Japan within three years, according to Gerry Dorizas, president and chief executive officer of VW Japan. It seems most likely that the electrified Golf will be called the Blue-e-motion, whereas the Up! ...

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    Volkswagen reconfirms EVs for 2013, next-generation vehicles to reduce weight
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    Speaking outside its Electronics Research Lab in Palo Alto, CA, Volkswagen chairman Dr. Martin Winterkorn reconfirmed the automaker's commitment to bring electric vehicles to market in 2013, beginning with the eGolf compact and eUp! city car. Drawing a faint parallel to the original Beetle, ...

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    Report: 2013 Volkswagen E-Up! city car headed for select U.S. markets
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    Volkswagen E-Up! Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    According to the scribes at Automobile Magazine, Volkswagen isn't planning to offer its diminutive Up! city car here in the United States. Boo! Interestingly enough, though, the electric version, imaginatively known as the ...

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    REPORT: Skoda considering electric car based on VW Up!
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    Volkswagen E-Up! Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Volkswagen Czech-based subsidiary Škoda is reportedly considering adding an electric vehicle to its range of automobiles. As you would expect, Skoda's electric car would be based on the upcoming Volkswagen Up!, which is ...

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    REPORT: Larger VW E-Up! could come to the States
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    Volkswagen E-Up! Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    After showing off the E-Up! at the Frankfurt Motor Show last week and declaring it the Beetle of the 21st Century, VW is promising to have the tiny little EV in small scale production in Europe by 2013. Apparently, though, the ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: World Premiere of the Volkswagen E-Up! Concept
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    Volkswagen E-Up! Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    While today might be the middle of September, 2009, Volkswagen is looking to the future. 2013 to be exact. That's when Chairman Martin Winterkorn says they'll be launching the E-Up!, an all-electric city specialist. The E-Up!'s ...

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