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Month: July 2015

Volkswagen Electric Scooter Planned for Release Soon

Volkswagen Electric Scooter Planned for Release Soon

Volkswagen is planning to release its own version of an electric scooter that would ultimately compete with the Segway. Volkswagen’s CEO, Martin Winterkorn, revealed the bold next step for the automaker in a recent interview with the German publication, Bild. For more on the Volkswagen electric scooter, continue reading. The VW electric scooter actually shares some design elements with the limited-production diesel-powered plug-in hybrid, XL1. The new scooter will weigh about 24 pounds and has an electric range of 12…

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Volkswagen Renewable Fuel Assessment Officially Completed

Volkswagen Renewable Fuel Assessment Officially Completed

Volkswagen recently announced the official wrap up of its Renewable Diesel Evaluation Program in which the brand collaborated with Solazyme Inc and Amryis Inc. The Volkswagen renewable fuel assessment started in 2012 and measured the environmental impacts of the pre-commercial renewable diesel formula with TDI Clean Diesel technology in 2012 Passat and Jetta TDI models. Also during that time, Solazyme tested its Soladiesel RD fuel and Amryis tested a plant-sugar derived renewable diesel formula in the same 2012 Passat and…

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