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    Official: 2015 Green Car Of The Year finalists announced, run alt-fuel gamut
    Short List Includes Audi A3 TDI, BMW i3, Chevy Impala Bi-Fuel, Honda Fit, VW Golf 1413900000

    The 2015 edition of the Green Car of the Year award is following right in the footsteps of previous years with a variety of alt-fuel powertrains making the just-announced finalists list. You've got your plug-in vehicle (the BMW i3), your compressed natural gas (the Chevy Impala Bi-Fuel), your ...

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    Official: 2015 VW e-Golf coming to ZEV states for $35,445* this November

    Is $6,465 too much to get someone thinking about buying a Nissan Leaf to opt for the Volkswagen e-Golf instead? That's the price difference between the current EV sales champion, which now starts at $28,980, and the just-announced price for the e-Golf, which will sell for $35,445 in the US when ...

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    Official: Schaeffler Step2 Asks: To gear or not to gear an electric vehicle?

    German manufacturing company Schaeffler ran its own Step2 electric car in the Silvretta E-Car Rally in Austria. The car is a Volkswagen Golf, stripped of its internal combustion guts and equipped with an electric powertrain supplied by one of Schaeffler's subsidiaries. The thing that makes the ...

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    Report: Tesla Model S is, for a short while at least, the best-selling car in Norway

    It's no secret that Norway, even with cold winters that can bedevil electric vehicle performance, is the European EV leader. Nissan sold 1,000 Leaf EVs there in the first six months that car was available. Tesla is deploying Supercharger fast charge stations there, well before other European ...

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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 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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    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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    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: 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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    Ford wants to match fuel efficiency of VW's Bluemotion vehicles

    2011 Ford Fiesta SES – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Volkswagen's Bluemotion range of vehicles features numerous eco tweaks applied to enhance fuel economy. The umbrella term "Bluemotion Technology," which is seen in the branding of the Golf Blue-e-motion Bluemotion Passat and ...

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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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    What Car? names VW Golf 1.6 TDI its Green Car of the Year, Renault-Nissan gets noticed for electric cars

    2010 Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion - click above to enlarge
    If there's one thing green automotive journalists like, its a well-designed diesel vehicle from the Volkswagen group (just look here for proof). Given this recent history, it shouldn't be a surprise that the most efficient Golf ever was a ...

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    Volkswagen releases more details and images of e-Golf

    Volkswagen Golf Blue-e-motion – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Volkswagen has released some more images of the lithium ion battery powered Golf Blue-e-motion that will be used for a fleet test beginning early next year. The 500-vehicle fleet will have 26.5 kilowatt-hours of ...

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    Report: VW to shake up order of electric vehicles, mass-produced Golf coming first

    Volkswagen e-up! concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Our German is not quite as good as it once was. Truth is, our understanding of the language is limited to Google translations. With that aside, a news agency in Germany is reporting that Volkswagen has shaken up plans for its ...

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    New York 2010: VW BlueMotion brand wins 2010 World Green Car

    2010 World Green Car of the Year – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The definition of the World Green Car of the Year was expanded a bit today when the World Car of The Year organization named Volkswagen's BlueMotion product brand – including the Polo, Passat, and Golf models ...

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    Upscale small cars face hard times against hybrid rivals

    2010 Volkswagen Golf – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Producers of upscale small cars such as the Volkswagen Golf, Mazda3 and Volvo C30 face stiff competition from hybrid vehicles for reasons unrelated to fuel mileage. Upscale cars are priced at the top end of their individual ...

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    Report: VW Golf MK VII could get electricified with BEV and hybrid

    2010 Volkswagen Golf - click above for high-res image gallery
    The new MK VI Golf has only just gone on sale here in North America but VW engineers are already hard at work on the next iteration. When the seventh generation of VW's compact rolls out in a few years, the powertrain options will ...

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    Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion detailed, available for order in UK

    2010 VW Golf - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Volkswagen is rounding out its new sixth-generation Golf model in the UK with the official introduction of its diesel models and BlueMotion variant. All three new VeeDubs will be powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged diesel engine, and the ...

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    Officially, Official: 2010 Volkswagen Golf GTD revealed in Leipzig

    click above for a high res gallery of the Golf GTD
    Volkswagen this morning released all the official details on the new Golf GTD that will be debuting this weekend at the Leipzig Motor Show in Germany. The new hot diesel hatch revives a designation that originally appeared in 1982 but hasn't been ...


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