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    Official: Lead-acid mild hybrid demonstration vehicle boosts fuel economy, not costs

    A consortium proposing the use of a lead-acid battery as a cheaper, more effective alternative to vehicle hybridization is showing off its Volkswagen Passat demonstration vehicle in Austria this week. The Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC), along with Controlled Power Technologies ...

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    Video: Translogic visits Solazyme, finds algae diesel works well in VW Jetta TDI, navy ships

    As we learned when we visited last fall, Solazyme is doing some interesting things in its South San Francisco lab. Now, our friends over at Translogic put together a video showing the algae-derived diesel being used in a Volkswagen Passat TDI – as well as getting burned by the US ...

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    Official: VW starts up largest solar park at US auto factory in Chattanooga, TN

    In December 2011, the Volkswagen plant near Chattanooga, TN was certified LEED Platinum. That's a difficult level to reach – as we described at the time – but the one billion dollars the company spent there fit snugly into the VW corporate storyline: we're going to make cleaner cars ...

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    Volkswagen to launch 68.9 mpg Passat BlueMotion in Europe

    Over in Europe, Volkswagen has officially launched the BlueMotion version of its latest Passat. Rated at 68.9 miles per gallon (57.4 mpg U.S.) on the highway, the Passat BlueMotion is set to become one of Europe's most fuel-frugal four-door sedans. Powering the Passat BlueMotion is VW's ...

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    2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI rated 43 mpg highway, priced from $25,995*

    Volkswagen has officially announced pricing for its 2012 Passat and it turns out that buyers will be able to snatch up the mid-size sedan for as low as $19,995 (excluding $770 in destination charges). At that price, you'll land a 170-horsepower, 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine, a five-speed ...

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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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    Upcoming VW Passat up to 18% more efficient than predecessor

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    Let's preface this one by stating the obvious; the U.S. won't be getting the 2011 Volkswagen Passat. Us Yanks will bid adieu to the Passat in favor of welcoming VW's upcoming New Midsize Sedan (NMS) to U.S. shores. With that ...

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    Volkswagen Passat EcoFuel squeaks past Prius as greenest car in Europe

    The Volkswagen Passat EcoFuel recently edged out the Toyota Prius for the title of "greenest car in Europe." The International Automobile Federation (FIA) sanctioned the Eco Test that evaluated a number of cars. The winning Passat is powered by a 1.4-liter TSI inline-four fueled by natural gas. ...

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    Volkswagen starts taking orders for Passat BlueMotion

    Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion - click above for high-res image gallery
    Volkswagen has started taking orders in Europe for the new BlueMotion edition of its mid-size Passat. Like other models bearing the BlueMotion badge, the Passat has been optimized to drive down the fuel consumption and carbon ...

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    First Drive: VW Passat Ling Yu - The technology of tomorrow in the car of today

    Volkswagen Passat Ling Yu - Click above for high-res image gallery
    In many ways the automotive world – like most industries – runs like 19th century Europe: wars, skirmishes, diplomacy, assignations, shifting alliances, double dealing, imperialism. Everybody wants something the other ...

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    VW still betting on hydrogen, adds 16 cars to U.S. test fleet

    Although Volkswagen is known for its diesels, the German marque is glad to show that it's also a player on the fuel-cell battlefield. How? By shipping 16 fuel-cell Passat Lingyu sedans to the U.S. from China. The cars were brought to the California Fuel Cell Partnership facility in West Sacramento ...

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    VW decides BlueMotion fits gasoline cars as well, especially Passat 1.4 TSI

    Volkswagen just announced that the green badge applied to its high-mpg diesel models will also be used for a gasoline model. The Passat 1.4 TSI will get the BlueMotion badge, a move that should help the car sell in markets where low CO2 emissions matter, tax-wise, like France or the Netherlands. ...

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    ADAC says Passat EcoFuel is the greenest car in Europe

    ADAC, the famous German drivers' association, thinks that the VW Passat TSI EcoFuel Trendlne with natural gas (CNG) is the most environmentally friendly car in Europe. This is the result of ADAC's ECOT, in which the car scored 92 out of 100 points. The car received special awards during the ...

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    16 VW's Passat Lingyu fuel cell vehicles finally make it to the U.S.

    Passat Lingyu
    We expected to see the hydrogen fuel cell-powered versions of the Passat Lingyu at the Los Angeles Auto Show last fall. We didn't spot any back then, but these fuel cell VWs should be easier to find in California now that Volkswagen Group of America has announced that 16 of them will ...

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    LA Preview: hydrogen fuel cell Passat Lingyu

    Passat Lingyu
    Shanghai VW, is bringing a hydrogen fuel cell-powered version of the Passat Lingyu to the LA Auto Show. The Shanghai Securities News, via Gasgoo, says this is the first China-made "new-energy car model" from VW to make an appearance at an auto show. It's also the first-ever hydrogen ...

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    Passat BlueMotion 2 now on sale in the UK

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    A month ago, Volkswagen introduced the Passat BlueMotion II, a truly frugal car that gets mileage numbers in the 57 mpg range (U.S.) and emits just 109 g/km of CO2. Now, the not-quite-as-clean Passat BlueMotion 2 is available for orders in the UK. The Passat BlueMotion 2 has ...

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    The Seat Ibiza Ecomotive wins the Eco Tour 2008

    The EcoTour was a 7-day tour through nine European countries with 42 of the most fuel-efficient cars. The tour started 12 September in Barcelona, Spain, and finished 19 September in The Hague in the Netherlands. The target was burning the least fuel possible during the seven days. There were two ...

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    Volkswagen matches 1.4 TFSI engine to DSG for the Passat for 37mpg

    A 1.4-liter engine in such a large sedan? The downsized yet powerful 1.4 TFSI engine can now be ordered for the Volkswagen Passat with the new 7-speed DSG dual-clutch gearchange (a combination announced in the Seat Bocanegra concept recently as well). With these options, the car manages to get ...

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    15 million VW Passats in the world; BlueMotion version given to bone marrow donor center

    15 million anything is a lot, but when it comes to cars, it feels like an even bigger number. Thus, Volkswagen is celebrating the production of the 15 millionth Passat today at its Emden plant in Germany. In a green/charitable touch, VW donated the car, a silver Passat Variant BlueMotion 1.9 TDI ...

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    VW and Stanford University team up for 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge

    Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced that its Electronics Research Lab (ERL) and the Stanford University Racing Team will participate together in this year's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Urban Challenge on November 3, 2007 with an autonomously-driven diesel-powered Passat ...


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