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Volkswagen’s Investment in Gett Ride Service Announced

Volkswagen’s Investment in Gett Ride Service Announced

As the world of driving shifts toward a trend of ride-sharing and increased public transport use, automakers are getting a slice of the pie. Volkswagen has invested in Gett, a popular European startup and a competitor to Uber that could gain popularity in the US. Volkswagen’s investment in Gett will involve a whopping $300 million, which will help the growing company develop its apps and other technology and help them get the word out about their business. Currently operating in…

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Volkswagen Electric Microbus Concept Revealed at Consumer Electronics Show

Volkswagen Electric Microbus Concept Revealed at Consumer Electronics Show

The Consumer Electronics Show took place earlier this month from January 6th  to 9th in Las Vegas, Nevada, during which Volkswagen announced its new all-electric Microbus concept, set to go on sale in 2017. The VW electric Microbus, called BUDD-e, has a potential range of up to 373 miles on one charge and could charge up to 80% in as little as 15 minutes. This range is the best the auto industry has had to offer in EVs so far,…

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Volkswagen Named the Most Sustainable Automotive Company in the World

Volkswagen Named the Most Sustainable Automotive Company in the World

Volkswagen has long been considered one of the most responsible, reliable, and environmentally-friendly automotive companies in the world. New evidence supports that claim. According to a press release from Volkswagen, Volkswagen was named the most sustainable automotive company in the world. The title was granted to Volkswagen by RobecoSAM AG and based on evidence from a Dow Jones sustainability index. Volkswagen was awarded high rankings in economical sustainability, social sustainability, and ecological sustainability. Each of these scores illustrates the company’s…

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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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