SLG Carbon SE and the future of VW's Cars
So what's up with VW's sudden purchase of shares in SGL Carbon SE? VW is hedging it's bet on lightweight materials of Carbon and Graphite, carbon ceramic brake discs, and lithium ion battery components for future vehicles. SGL Carbon SE is also an expert in making lightweight materials that are superior conductors of heat and electricity. Anyone else thinking high temperature fuel cell???? We are…..
VW's Mini MiniVan or MicroBus
These are a few of our very favorite things. A Microbus inspired mini-mini van, electric power train, with an IPad control center for comfort and entertainment features. The Microbus has been missed since it's departure from the US market (as have the Westfalia and Euro Camper vans). This modernized rendition may be just what the market needs. Space, ultra green power, and Apples cool iPad as an interface for creature comfort and entertainment.
Would you want one, if the price was competitive? If you think so, let VW know! Rumor is that it's being seriously considered for production.
Volkswagen's LX1 Utilizes a Lithium Ion Battery Pack and a small displacement Diesel Engine
Although just a concept at this point, it's display at the Qatar Auto Show in the Middle East hints at design that could see introduction in VW's in the near term.
Automotive News has more HERE
How about 260 Miles Per Gallon?
Did that get your attention? Well it should! It looks pretty cool too. You'd almost expect James Bond to step out from the gull wing door.
Green Car Reports has all the details HERE
VW "Revs" up Electric Car Production
Although this link refers to other parts of the world, I can assure you that many of these vehicles are headed to our shores right here in the U.S.
(reposted from "Everything Green Page")
Press Gets First Opportunity in U.S. to drive Golf eMotion – VW's Full Electric Vehicle
The Los Angeles Auto Show will provide press the first opportunity to drive VW's all electric Golf eMotion. The all electric UP! will pre-empt the delivery of the Golf eMotion, but the year to watch for is 2013. That will be the key year for VW's introduction of it's electric vehicles.
While this isn't a Hybrid – it is important to the further development of Hybrids within the VW brand. VW has taken a serious step towards electric vehicles through the hire of Jorg Sommers away from Renault.
Wired Magazine: VW Makes big bet on EV's
Wired Magazine: Looks Like VW is Serious about EV's