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    Video: Meet ZelectricBug, the amazing '63 VW Bug converted to EV power

    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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    Official: 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI is America's most fuel-efficient convertible

    What's better than driving with the top down and the wind in your hair? Cruising in the open air while saving a ton of money at the pump. The EPA has just released its figures for the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible, and the numbers don't lie. The Beetle Convertible TDI, with its 140 ...

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    Quick Spin: Volkswagen E-Bugster Concept [w/video]

    Prelude To A Beetle Speedster? Driving $2 million prototypes on public roads is risky, so rather than increase the count of gray hair on their heads, Volkswagen's public relations team invited us up to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to spend some time in its all-electric E-Bugster Concept. But don't ...

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    Official: 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI priced from $23,295*

    Volkswagen has added diesel power to its new-but-not-New Beetle for the 2013 model year, and the oil-burning Bug has now been officially priced at $23,295, not including the (*)$770 destination charge. That price reflects the base TDI model with a six-speed manual transmission. Moving up the ...

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    Official: Volkswagen E-Bugster concept lowers its lid in Beijing

    Back in January at the Detroit Auto Show, Volkswagen unveiled a concept car called the E-Bugster. A chopped-down, electric-powered Beetle roadster, the E-Bugster cut a lean, mean, green profile. The only thing that was missing, ironically, was a chance to see the convertible with its top off. If ...

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    Featured: In deep with Volkswagen's 'most-of-the-above' alt-fuel strategy

    VW steadily developing an interest in Das Plug-ins... and algae diesel If there's one truth about alternative fuel plans espoused by most of the major automakers, it's that they like an "all of the above" approach. They'll try flex-fuel, offer you some plug-in cars, toy with diesels in the U.S. ...

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    Video: Translogic drives a poo-powered car

    Translogic has driven a lot of interesting vehicles over the past two years. Our sister site filmed some of the first seat time in a Chevrolet Volt, drove Local Motors' Rally Fighter, got behind the wheel of an electric DeLorean, turned in the first test drive of the Lightning GT supercar, tried ...

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    Chicago: 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI revealed ahead of Chicago Auto Show

    Volkswagen has released details on its upcoming 2013 Beetle TDI before the vehicle gets an official unveil at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. The oil-burning Beetle will bow with the same turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel engine found in the Jetta TDI and Passat TDI, and Volkswagen projects the engine ...

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    Detroit: Volkswagen E-Bugster Concept electric slides into Detroit

    Don't call it a Ragster. Though it shares its basic body shape with the slammed New Beetle that debuted at the 2005 Detroit Auto Show, the Volkswagen E-Bugster is a completely new concept that's based on the latest version of VW's iconic Beetle. And it's electric. That electric motor puts out ...

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    Detroit: Volkswagen E-Bugster Concept gives sexier shape to upcoming electric drivetrain

    The Volkswagen E-Bugster Concept is not so much an exercise in adding even more edge to the redesigned Beetle and its more masculine retro look. Nope, it's more about what an all-electric Beetle would be like were VW to build one. The three-inch chopped roof and 20-inch wheels are just eye candy ...

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    Video: Catch Black Current's record-setting 9.51 second 1/4-mile run

    Back on April 23rd, Oliver Young strapped into his electrified Black Current dragster and whizzed down the quarter-mile track at the UK's Santa Pod Raceway with a record-setting time of 9.51 seconds, becoming the first street-bodied electric vehicle to blaze down 1,320 feet of tarmac in the ...

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    Black Current sets street-bodied electric vehicle record with 9.51 sec 1/4 mile run [w/video]

    Over the weekend, Oliver Young piloted his electrified Black Current dragster down the quarter-mile track at the UK's Santa Pod Raceway with a record-setting time of 9.51 seconds, becoming the first street-bodied electric vehicle to blaze down 1,320 feet of tarmac in the 9's! Black Current ...

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    2012 Volkswagen Beetle is all-new without the pretense; diesel could offer 40 mpg highway

    Those lucky Oprah fans who were fortunate enough to be given a 2012 Volkswagen Beetle all those months ago now know what their new set of wheels will look like. Volkswagen has officially yanked back the sheets on the latest take on the 2012 Beetle. Longer and wider than its predecessor, the ...

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    Report: VW still planning hybrid powertrain for next-gen Beetle

    2005 Volkswagen Ragster concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    While the all-new Volkswagen Beetle isn't officially scheduled to make its debut until next year's Detroit Auto Show, information has trickled down the pipeline providing hints of what we can expect. Reports suggest ...

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    Dung Beetle: This GENeco Bio-Bug runs on gas

    Methane-powered GENeco Volkswagen Beetle
    Methane as a source of automotive propulsion isn't exactly a new concept, but it's taken manufacturers a long time to figure out how to clean it up enough to let it power an engine long-term. GENeco thinks they have figured it out and has presented this ...

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    VW could spawn multiple new Beetles including up! variant

    A decade on from its revival, it has been unclear whether Volkswagen would ever build successor to the New Beetle. After all, how do follow up such an iconic retro shape? It now appears that Volkswagen may not only build a new New Beetle, but also expand the lineup into a mini-brand of its own. The ...

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    It's Friday: Beetle finally put out to pasture?

    Click on the image above for more "Chia Cars"Not long ago, we witnessed some "art cars" which had been covered in either real grass or fake, depending on the sensibilities of the car's owner. While those vehicles seemed to be somewhat of a statement of their owners green intentions, the lowly ...

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    VW Beetle goes from air-cooling to electron power

    Over the past half century tens or hundreds of thousands of Type 1 Volkswagen Beetles have been transformed into other vehicles like dune buggies and assorted kit cars. Now a Methodist minister in Emporia, Kansas has used an old Beetle as the basis for his efforts to protest the war and America's ...

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    Trees are green, right? Then this must be the greenest car on the road!

    I'm not really sure what to say about this car. I guess I'll start by admitting that this is not really a "green" car, I am posting about it anyway, because I thought you might like it. I am not sure if this car is really wood under the wooden "scales" that adorn the outer skin, and I can't ...

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    Volkswagen betting each way on powertrain technologies

    Click on above image to see complete high resolution gallery.Car and Driver have posted a feature article on the wide array of different powertrains that Volkswagen is testing in a bid to capitalise on new developments under way in a host of technologies. Ten different vehicles were available for ...


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