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ChargePoint for EV Fast-Charge Corridors

January 23, 2015 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New Partnership with BMW and Volkswagen for Nearly 100 Units
Enabling ‘Express Charging Corridors on the East and West Coasts’

BMW, Volkswagen and ChargePoint unveiled plans at the Washington Auto Show to install nearly 100 DC fast chargers enabling express charging corridors for electric vehicles on the East and West Coasts.

VW Shows Research Fuel Cell Car

November 21, 2014 in Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Golf SportWagen HyMotion Reflects Volkswagen’s Hydrogen Strategy:
Place the New Alternative Drivelines in High-Volume Production Vehicles

Volkswagen is staging the world premiere of the Golf SportWagen HyMotion, a hydrogen fuel cell research vehicle, at the Los Angeles Auto Show, which opens to the public today and runs through November 30.

Protean Wheel Motors for VW-FAW

December 16, 2013 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘All-New Rear-Wheel Drivetrain’ for a Battery EV Based on the Bora

Michigan’s Protean Electric has disclosed a partnership with China’s FAW-Volkswagen Automotive to supply its Protean Drive wheel motors for a new battery electric vehicle.

Volkswagen Introduces the e-Golf

November 25, 2013 in EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

U.S. Sales Planned for the Fourth Quarter of 2014

Volkswagen of America is promoting its battery electric e-Golf, which is to go on sale in the U.S. in the fourth quarter of 2014, at the Los Angeles International Auto Show this week. Single-fill range is stated at 70 to 90 miles, and DC fast-charge capability will be standard.

Volkswagen’s ‘Bold’ Plan for EVs

September 10, 2013 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Group Sets Sights on Market Leadership in Electric Mobility by 2018’

Volkswagen is introducing two new all-electric cars at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany beginning today. And with the e-Up and e-Golf, VW says, it is “transferring two full-production bestsellers into the era of electric mobility.”

VW Claims Efficiency Title with XL1

February 25, 2013 in Electric Drive, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

For Lightweight Diesel Plug-In Hybrid, 261 MPG Is ‘a Reality’

Volkswagen has proclaimed its two-seat carbon composite XL1, which is to enter production at Osnabrück in Germany, as the world’s most efficient car, as the combination of lightweight structures and a lithium ion battery-powered plug-in hybrid electric drive yield a European combined fuel consumption rating of 261 miles per gallon.

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