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    Report: Tesla breaks 28-year-old monthly sales record in Norway

    Someone may want to try to translate "Gigafactory this!" into Norwegian. Tesla Motors just set the all-time monthly sales record for a single model in Norway, The Wall Street Journal says, citing Norwegian transportation officials. And that's for any type of model, gas-powered or not. The ...

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    Official: New VW Golf TDI BlueMotion is 'most fuel-efficient ever' with 73.5 mpg

    Volkswagen claims its newly launched Golf TDI BlueMotion is about as good as it gets with that old standby, the internal combustion engine. The new Golf consumes 3.2 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers, the equivalent of getting 73.5 US miles per gallon (on the European cycle), a 15-percent ...

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    Report: Volkswagen Golf plug-in hybrid now due in 2014

    Good news travels fast, and in the case of Volkswagen and its the Golf plug-in hybrid, a little faster than we thought. Europe's biggest automaker, which was previously thought to be debuting the Golf PHEV in 2015, is apparently bumping that timetable up to next year, UK's Autocar reports. The ...

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    Official: VW Golf BlueMotion concept is a diesel looker worth 73.5 mpg

    The first Volkswagen concept from the 2012 Paris Motor Show is the new Golf BlueMotion, which has enough green blue street cred to be called "the most fuel-efficient Golf ever." How efficient does this seventh-generation Golf need to be to reach this grandiose claim? It burns 3.2 liters of ...

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    Report: Greenpeace pickets VW Golf premiere in Berlin

    No cute little Ewoks with this campaign. Last year, Greenpeace used the Star Wars-themed ad for the Volkswagen Passat to form its own "Dark Side" campaign. The one criticized Europe's biggest automaker for not doing enough to cut automobile greenhouse gas emissions, and Greenpeace was at it ...

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    Official: Greenpeace renews attack on VW's eco efforts with Star Wars-themed Golf Jedi Edition

    Last year, Greenpeace targeted Volkswagen with its VW Dark Side campaign. A twist on the popular Star War-themed Passat commercial that debuted during the 2011 Super Bowl, VW Dark Side pointed out that VW wasn't doing as much as it could to further the cause of more efficient vehicles. This ...

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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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    Report: VW confirms late 2013 launch date for all-electric Golf

    As we said when we first drove the Volkswagen Golf blue e-motion, Volkswagen is taking its time getting into the all-electric game. Given the tremendous ups and downs that electric vehicles and EV start-up companies are going through, maybe making sure you have a car where everything is working ...

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    Report: VW starts testing electric-powered Golf in California

    Volkswagen last week started testing a battery-electric version of its Golf hatchback in the San Francisco Bay Area as the German automaker looks to test about 20 of its so-called "Golf Blue-e-motion" vehicles on U.S. roads, said. VW, whose Electronic Research Laboratory is ...

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    Report: VW will start selling Golf plug-in hybrid in 2015

    Volkswagen will start selling a plug-in hybrid-electric (PHEV) version of the Golf in 2015 and has estimated that the car will be able to go as far as 30 miles in electric-only mode, AutoExpress is reporting. The Golf PHEV will likely pair a 1.4-liter turbocharged gas engine with a ...

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    Diesel passenger vehicles sales slip 13% in September; VW, BMW on top

    Oil-sippers failed to make even the slightest of dents in the U.S.' hybrid-heavy green vehicle scene. Through the end of September 2011, sales of diesel passenger vehicles in the U.S. were up 30.9 percent, compared to the same nine-month period in 2010. However, at only 7,663 total units sold ...

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    Volkswagen unveils latest Golf Twin Drive plug-in hybrid prototype

    Volkswagen has unveiled its latest Golf Twin Drive plug-in hybrid prototype. For VW, this wagon is more or less an updated version of the original Golf Twin Drive hatchback that the German automaker revealed back in 2008. The Golf Twin Drive wagon will join a stable of vehicles in VW's "fleet ...

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    Volkswagen rolling out test fleet of 80 Golf Blue-e-motions

    2014 Volkswagen Golf Blue-e-motion – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Volkswagen has begun to deliver its second batch of Golf Blue-e-motion test vehicles to customers in Germany. Of the 80 plug-in Golfs hitting the streets, 53 will be handed over to individuals and businesses in ...

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    Edmunds lists most, least fuel-efficient sporty vehicles

    Question: can sporty vehicles be fuel efficient? Answer: yes. Recently, the team over at Edmunds Auto Observer compiled a list of some of the most and least fuel-efficient sporty vehicles available. Surprisingly, there's a monstrous gap (of $165) between the lowest and highest monthly fuel costs ...

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    VW to launch Quicar car-sharing program in Hanover, Germany

    This fall, Volkswagen will launch a pilot car-sharing program called "Quicar – Share a Volkswagen" in Hanover, Germany. Quicar's first available model will be the Golf BlueMotion, a vehicle powered by a 1.6-liter TDI diesel engine with an average fuel consumption of 3.8 liters per 100 ...

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    Ward's Auto details VW's 2.0-liter turbodiesel, a "10 Best Engines" winner

    It's no secret that editors at Ward's Automotive are enamored with Volkswagen's fuel-efficient, 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine. After all, the oil-burning TDI mill did make its way onto Ward's 2011 list of "10 Best Engines." In testing the 2.0-liter engine (coupled to a six-speed ...

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    Second Spin: 2014 Volkswagen Golf Blue-e-motion

    Wolfsburg Questions Its Own Wisdom With EV Golf

    2014 Volkswagen Golf Blue-e-motion – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Yes, we know. "2014" sounds so impressively future-y, doesn't it? When we're testing a car and the R&D people involved look at us and say it won't be on the ...

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    Report: NHTSA investigation into 100,000 VW and Audi diesels intensifies

    2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI (MkVI) – Click above for high-res image gallery
    According to The Detroit News, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is turning up the heat on its investigation into faulty Volkswagen fuel pumps. The administration has announced that it is currently ...

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    Report: VW shooting to launch 83 mpg Golf by 2020

    2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Shortly after Volkswagen unveiled its one-liter concept vehicle, the Formula XL1, at the Qatar Motor Show, we reported that a limited-series XL1 production vehicle was in the works. Within weeks of that report, Autocar ...

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    Rare electric VW Mark II Golf CityStromer heads home

    Remember the Volkswagen Mark II Golf CityStromer? Well, neither did we, but we were reminded that VW has been tinkering with electric vehicles since the 1970s thanks to a recent article on All Cars Electric. In 1985, VW took a Mark I Golf, swapped the gasoline engine for an all-electric drivetrain ...


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