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Volkswagen Golf goes PHEV in 2015

Volkswagen’s plug-in plans are starting to come into focus. The company announced last week that it will be selling a PHEV version of the Golf in 2015. British car mag AutoExpress got to test-drive a prototype, and called it “very impressive indeed.” The new hatchback will be on display at the Paris Motor Show this September. VW-watchers… Read more »

KLD Energy’s electric motor system named Edison Awards finalist

The yearly Edison Awards recognize new inventions and developments in a wide range of categories. Several EV-related products are finalists this year, including the Fisker Karma, the Ford Focus Electric, and Ecotality’s Blink Level 2 charger. Winners will be announced April 26. KLD Energy Technologies has a new electric motor system that was named as… Read more »

Volkswagen will start building EVs in China in 2014

Volkswagen’s two joint ventures in China plan to start building EVs in 2014 and to ramp up to mass production by 2018, its China chief said on Tuesday. He added that Volkswagen, which has partnerships with SAIC Motor Corp and FAW Group, would launch its first plug-in hybrid in China in 2015. Volkswagen’s Chinese plants… Read more »