Archive for the ‘Fuel Efficiency’ Category

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

Saturday, May 15th, 2021
Blue 2021 Volkswagen Taos cruises along a freeway

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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How much range does each trim of the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 have?

Friday, April 30th, 2021

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 EPA-Estimated Trim Ranges and Fuel Economies

The range provided by the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 differs from trim to trim. As a result, customers often ask us here at Elgin Volkswagen: how much range does each trim of the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 provide?

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What is the process of recycling an EV battery?

Saturday, March 27th, 2021
Two employees work to recycle EV batteries in the Volkswagen pilot plant

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?

Saturday, October 31st, 2020

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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What engine will the Volkswagen Taos use?

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020
Blue 2021 Volkswagen Taos cruises along a freeway

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

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020
A hybrid car is embodied in a cloud over Chicago as a government entity gives it money

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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What is the Budack cycle?

Thursday, June 25th, 2020
Close-up view of the machinery inside a car engine

Budack Engine Cycle Explanation and Definition

Volkswagen is continually innovating, whether with design, technology, or mechanics. One impressive innovation they’ve created is a new type of engine cycle that bestows unique benefits on their vehicles. This is referred to at the Budack cycle. What is it?

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What is ULEV?

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020
The word ULEV is scrawled above iconography that brings associations of the ways in which cars impact the environment via emissions

Meaning and Value of ULEV Acronym

If you’ve been shopping for or just checking out new vehicles, you may have come across the abbreviation “ULEV.” Volkswagen models, in particular, sometimes have this abbreviation thrown on the end of their model name. What is ULEV? What does it stand for?

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What engines are available for the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas?

Thursday, September 19th, 2019
2019 Volkswagen Atlas white front view

2019 Volkswagen Atlas engine options

When you are looking at any car, especially a large SUV, you are going to be curious about your engine options. What are the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas engine options? We can tell you all about them. There are two in all, and we will go through each including power, performance, efficiency, and more. We’ll also explore which trims get you which engines so you can make the right decision for you and your needs. (more…)

How Fuel-Efficient is the 2019 Volkswagen Golf?

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
2019 Volkswagen Golf exterior side shot with gray paint color driving through a city behind a taxi with all seats filled

2019 Volkswagen Golf Fuel Economy

One of the most desirable and distinctive models from the Volkswagen catalog is the Golf hatchback. Affordable, comfortable, responsive, and still quite roomy for passengers and cargo, the 2019 VW Golf has it all. However, how far can you go with the 2019 Volkswagen Golf? How fuel-efficient is the 2019 VW Golf? We’ll take a look at fuel economy, driving range, and more concerning the 2019 Volkswagen Golf today!

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