Though driving on electricity emits fewer greenhouse gases than gasoline, it is still not a true “zero emission” solution. Volkswagen and Audi aim to do something about that, but their solution will be minimally impactful for now.
In the US market VW and Mazda now have the same rate of sales selling the same sized and priced vehicles. One automaker uses turbos on every model, and one uses none. One has very few models and one many.
The German automaker continues its push into the electrified vehicle sector with the upcoming release of the Passat plug-in hybrid. The preliminary specs are fairly predictable – the key will be price, which remains unknown.
Ultra-light, ultra-efficient, ultra-expensive – the limited-production Volkswagen XL1 is a car of extremes. The first of just 250 copies of the world’s most efficient production car was delivered to a lucky customer last week.
Scott Speed started the 2014 Red Bull Global RallyCross season in the same fashion that he started his 2013 season – with a big event win outside of the United States – but this time his win was in the Andretti Autosport Volkswagen Polo rather than the OMSE2 Ford Fiesta ST that he drove to victory last season.
With so many people anticipated to be living in urban areas in the relatively near future, it is important that problems be dealt with proactively; Volkswagen Group announced that today Audi is kicking off an initiative to do just that.