Friday the EPA announced that VW violated the Clean Air Act and has admitted to purposely designing its U.S.-market diesel vehicles to trick emissions testing.
A headline on another site states that 26% of the New Car market in Norway is now EV Sales.
In a stunning late-Friday announcement, the EPA announced that it has evidence that Volkswagen and its Audi brand knowingly designed and installed a software algorithm intended to trick emissions t
In a blow to the “clean diesel” marketing lobby, the New York Times reported today that Audi and Volkswagen have been cheating on diesel emissions controls since 2009.
Since 2011, the USA has sold over 300,000 Plug in all electric cars and plug in hybrid cars.
In the United States, we tend to eschew diesel engines in favor of gasoline for most passenger vehicle applications.
Volkswagen unleashes the 2015 Golf R Rrrr that allows uses to drive the performance hatch wit the sound of their voice. How does it work?
Everyone were OK. After such a big hit even the airbag of the VW e-Golf was not used.
Kjetil Jystad was driving his VW e-Golf in Moelv in Norway, when a deer tried to crouch his e-Golf. I asked Kjetil if I can share this picture with TorqueNews readers. He graciously agreed. I don't have many details, except what Kjetil wrote.
VW's statement about DCFC reads: “Requires charging at select DC fast-charging stations. Frequent and consecutive high-voltage charging (including DC charging) can permanently decrease the capacity of the high-voltage battery. See your Owner’s Manual for details." There really isn't much more than that in the big manual. And the warranty doesn't apply if the owners manual is not followed.
We have had our VW e-Golf for just over a month now and covered 2000 trouble-free miles. I would say the charging network in the UK is the weakest point. Just now, although, it is improving. Most motorway services have CCS "fast chargers" which have enabled us to do a round trip to Scotland (about 600 miles) although we came across several charge points that were out of service or faulty.
The Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team is making changes to the VW GRC Beetle that could make them an instant contender for the title this season.
Take a rusted out old 60s style Volkswagen Double Cab bus with a pickup bed and swap the old air-cooled engine with a Subaru WRX STI powerplant and it becomes a drag star at Santa Pod Raceway in th
After the last 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution rolls off the assembly line later this year, the next rival for the Subaru STI is the all-new VW Golf R.
Last week, Georgia eliminated the state's $5,000 electric car (EV) tax credit---the biggest state-based tax credit in the nation---and replaced it with a $200 annual EV tax (more than drivers of gasoline-powered cars pay). The law, which goes into effect July 1, does so amidst the protests of environmentalists and electric car advocates.
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Torque News tested the Toyota Corolla LE Eco twice this past year in separate trims, and both our senior editor and I were both able to top 40 MPG on the highway.
When thinking about electric cars, names like Tesla come to mind.