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    VW chair says component cost decrease keeps him confident of EV success

    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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    Report: VW CEO says 1M EVs in Germany a reachable goal

    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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    Volkswagen reconfirms EVs for 2013, next-generation vehicles to reduce weight

    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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    Frankfurt 2009: World Premiere of the Volkswagen E-Up! Concept

    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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    CEO Winterkorn: expect first VW electric vehicle in 2013

    2007 Volkswagen Space up! Blue concept - click above for high res image gallery
    Volkswagen CEO Dr. Martin Winterkorn delivered a speech in Münich on Friday where he announced that the German giant would release its first electric car in 2013. Among the points that Winterkorn emphasized was ...

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    Volkswagen developing a 200+ mpg car, within three years?

    Clearly the Polo BlueMotion is just not enough. For years in Europe the barely attainable goal for cars was to get mileage of 3L/100km, but now it appears the Volkswagen wants to shoot for 1L/100km. Volkswagen fuhrer Supervisory Board Chairman Ferdinand Piech being interviewed for his 70th birthday ...

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    VW CEO Martin Winterkorn answers his critics view that VW is not green enough - will build hybrid in 2008

    Responding to criticism, VW CEO Martin Winterkorn said that the VW Group is creating the types of vehicles that consumers would like to purchase, which include items such as air conditioning, "electronic gadgets to enhance comfort and safety" and "high roof cars with higher air resistance and ...


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