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    Official: VW starts up largest solar park at US auto factory in Chattanooga, TN
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    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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    Official: Volkwagen wants to be "the leader in electrification"
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    Europe's largest automaker continues to talk big when it comes to launching and expanding its plug-in vehicle offerings in both Europe and the US. Volkswagen this week outlined its goal to become "the leader in electrification" starting with the debut of the e-up! city electric-vehicle in Europe ...

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    Official: VW launches Eco Up!, can burn natural gas or biomethane
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    If you won't change the car, perhaps you can change the fuel. This is part of the alt-energy strategy that Volkswagen is employing as it works on electric vehicles. To wit, its project with Solazyme to make renewable diesel and also the Eco Up! vehicle. VW is launching the compressed natural ...

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    2013 Volkwagen Jetta Hybrid a performer in the mountain air
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    We've already spent time behind the wheel of the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid, but when VW invited us to the high hills of Santa Fe to drive it again, we quickly accepted. After all, this is supposed to be a hybrid without compromise, and that means it should be a car that's fun to drive. On our ...

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    Official: VW admits 2013 Jetta Hybrid gets worse mpg than Prius but claims it's for a reason
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    When the 2013 Jetta Hybrid was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, Volkswagen suggested the car would get 45 miles per gallon on the combined cycle. Well, we're now 10 months closer to launch – still scheduled for some time in late 2012 at a price that starts at $24,995 ...

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    Report: Volkswagen reconsiders, will give the Up! a two-cylinder mill
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    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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    Spy Shots: Volkswagen's 235-mpg XL1 caught hot-weather testing
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    Earlier this year, we caught the Volkswagen XL1 testing in some cold-weather climates, and as the ultra-fuel-efficient hybrid gets closer to production, some more spy photos have surfaced showing the car performing hot-weather tests. A production version of this diesel plug-in hybrid car is ...

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    Official: 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI is America's most fuel-efficient convertible
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    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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    Official: 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI priced from $23,295*
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    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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    VW, BASF giving out 50,000 euro award for electrochemistry, better batteries
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    As a company that sees plug-in hybrids as the future, it makes sense that Volkswagen would want to advance the technology needed for these cars. What's less expected is how VW wants to do this: through a new annual "Science Award for Electrochemistry," offered jointly with BASF SE, that any ...

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    Official: Volkswagen E-Bugster concept lowers its lid in Beijing
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    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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    Spy Shots: Groundbreaking pre-production Volkswagen XL1 caught testing on the ice
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    Just over one year ago, we heard reports suggesting that Volkswagen would actually be building a production version of its Formula XL1 concept for limited consumption. And while the skeptics among us were quick to dismiss these reports with a resounding "yeah, right," this latest set of spy shots ...

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    Geneva: Handsome Volkswagen Cross Coupé turns red, gains diesel plug-in tech
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    While technically still a concept, Volkswagen has rolled out another version of its Cross Coupé that first debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show last November. The handsome compact crossover rides on VW's new transverse matrix architecture and it's smaller than you think, which means it should ...

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    Video: Translogic drives a poo-powered car
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    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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    Report: VW will start selling Golf plug-in hybrid in 2015
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    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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    DC AUTO SHOW: VW announces two-year partnership with Bikes Belong
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    2011 was a good year for VW – the best since 2002 – said Jonathan Browning, president and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, and this gives the company a license to think outside the car. Thus, at the Washington Auto Show, Volkswagen announced support for another type of pedal power: ...

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    Official: Volkswagen reveals production five-door Up!
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    Volkswagen has unveiled the new production model five-door Up! after patent drawings of the vehicle made their way to the web. The newest member to the Volkswagen small-car line is expected to land on dealer lots in Germany by early March, with availability opening up to the rest of Europe by ...

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    Confirmed: 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI to debut at Chicago Auto Show
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    Volkswagen has confirmed to Autoblog that the oil-burning 2013 Beetle TDI will make its public debut at the Chicago Auto Show next month. No specific details have been released at this time, but you can bet that the automaker's slick 2.0-liter turbo-diesel four will be underhood. In the Golf, ...

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    Detroit: Volkswagen E-Bugster Concept electric slides into Detroit
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    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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    VW promises 25% cleaner manufacturing around the world by 2018
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    When we visited Volkswagen's manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, TN a while back, we were told it would be model for other company plants around the world. That's just what an announcement today puts into effect. Expanding on its "Bluemotion" tagline for its more efficient vehicles, VW's cleaner ...

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