Category Archives: Fuel Efficiency

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What Factors Affect the Fuel Efficiency of a Vehicle?

Top 3 Factors That Affect the Fuel Efficiency of a Vehicle

A car’s fuel efficiency is unquestionably desirable. This one takes precedence over all the others. A vehicle with poor fuel economy can indicate a variety of issues. If you read this article to the end, you can correct some of them yourself. On the other hand, some severe problems require trained mechanics to diagnose. Here are some possible causes of decreased fuel efficiency of a vehicle. Read the post by Elgin Volkswagen in Elgin, IL.

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Side view of a blue 2022 Volkswagen ID.4 parked on a road

What is the Electric Drive Range of the 2022 Volkswagen ID.4?

The new 2022 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro has an improved range from the 2021 model

The Volkswagen ID.4 has been winning praise from all quarters ever since it was launched in 2021, and now the 2022 VW ID.4 seems to improve upon the 2021 model year with a better EPA-estimated all-electric range and plenty more. If you are looking to pre-order the 2022 VW ID.4 and want to know how far it can go on a full charge, you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading this blog from Elgin Volkswagen in Elgin, IL, to know the detailed EPA-estimated fuel economy figures of the 2022 VW ID.4 electric SUV.

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Blue 2021 Volkswagen Taos cruises along a freeway

What’s the fuel economy of the 2022 Volkswagen Taos?

2022 Volkswagen Taos Fuel Economy Figures

The Volkswagen Taos will soon be birthed kicking and screaming into an intense battleground of a market segment. The subcompact SUV class is the largest, most crowded segment of vehicles in the United States, which means that Taos has some work to do if it wants to set itself apart from its many competitors.

We here at Elgin Volkswagen believe that the Taos is up to this lofty challenge. One area where it has a chance to excel is in fuel economy. What are the 2022 Volkswagen Taos fuel economy ratings?

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Two employees work to recycle EV batteries in the Volkswagen pilot plant

What is the process of recycling an EV battery?

Volkswagen EV Battery Recycling Plant and Breakdown Process Video

Last month, we at Elgin Volkswagen wrote about how our favorite automaker is using a really cool newly developed method for disposing of EV batteries. Not only are we excited by this innovative procedure, but we’re delighted at the way in which it addresses the growing concern of how to handle EV batteries at the end of their lives, as well as how to reliably obtain the precious minerals needed to build them.

To follow up, we wanted to share this intriguing video of both the new EV recycling plant that Volkswagen has built, as well as footage of the battery itself being ground down and recycled. It’s one thing to read about it; it’s another to see this process in action. Enjoy!

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Are EVs less efficient in the cold?

How Cold Weather Affects Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles are getting an awful lot of hype these days, and it’s true that they provide many benefits over combustion engines. Most importantly, it’s past time for humanity to start taking climate change seriously, and EVs promise the possibility of maintaining the ease of mobility that developed countries have become used to while not totally obliterating this beautiful hunk of planet we call home.

However, EVs still have some challenges. One issue you may have heard of is that electric vehicles perform worse in cold weather. Is this true?

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Blue 2021 Volkswagen Taos cruises along a freeway

What engine will the Volkswagen Taos use?

2022 Volkswagen Taos Powerplant Info and Specs

The Volkswagen Taos has recently been revealed as a new addition to the automaker’s expanding SUV lineup. Eager audiences have been hungrily gobbling up every little tidbit of information being uncovered.

One of the latest morsels tossed out to the ravenous masses is details on what drivers will find under the hood of the Taos. What powerplant will the 2022 Volkswagen Taos have?

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A hybrid car is embodied in a cloud over Chicago as a government entity gives it money

Are there incentives/benefits for hybrid and electric vehicles in Illinois?

Hybrid, PHEV and EV Incentives in the Land of Lincoln

Driving a hybrid or electric vehicle is good for the environment, and as such, governments have been known to encourage these vehicles’ adoption via special incentives. The federal U.S. government does so, and we’ll get into that later. But states sometimes do too. Are there any Illinois-provided incentives or benefits for drivers of hybrid and electric vehicles?

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