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    Report: Audi getting ready for an entire line-up of PHEV models

    Despite years of researching any number of standard ICE alternatives, it's becoming clear that different automakers are starting to throw their weight behind their advanced-powertrain technologies of choice. For instance, Toyota is gearing up for its first production hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle ...

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    Report: Next Audi R8 E-Tron could have 280-mile range

    Just 265 miles of range on a single charge? Meh. That's what the folks at Audi might be saying about the Tesla Model S and its estimated range. Because the German automaker says the next iteration of the R8 E-Tron could go 450 kilometers on a charge, or about 281 miles. This information comes ...

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    Report: Volkswagen reconsiders, will give the Up! a two-cylinder mill

    A company has the right to change its mind, right? Volkswagen, which said as recently as late 2010 that it wouldn't consider a two-cylinder engine for its Up! city car, is now doing just that. The German automaker will add the option of a two-cylinder diesel engine to the Up as part of an ...

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    REPORT: Diesel Beetle, electric Up! coming from Volkswagen

    Volkswagen Up! Lite concept - Click above for high-res gallery
    Volkswagen Group of America President, Stefan Jacoby, has confirmed that the next-gen New Beetle, due to hit North American as a 2012 model, will be offered with a clean diesel engine. The current New Beetle was last offered with a ...

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    REPORT: Volkswagen to launch an electric car by 2013

    Volkswagen up! - Click above for high res image gallery
    In an interview with the German news magazine Stern this week, Volkswagen's R&D boss Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg announced that the automaker would introduce an electric car by 2013. The first model will be in small series production according ...


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