Archive for the ‘Fuel Efficiency’ Category

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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Ways to improve your vehicle’s gas mileage

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
Close up in the gauges in the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle

How to increase the fuel economy on your Volkswagen vehicle 

Being the behind the wheel of a vehicle on the open road brings joy to many drivers. What doesn’t bring most people joy is watching the needle on your gas gauge dip into the red when it feels like you’ve just filled up the day before. Many new vehicles have high fuel economy, meaning that you’re able to put more time between you and your next trip to a gas station, but even with the fuel-efficient models, there are some things that drivers can do to improve their vehicle’s gas mileage.  (more…)

Performance of the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta

Thursday, November 30th, 2017
2018 Volkswagen Jetta driving down a street with a blurry background

What engines are available on the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta? 

When most people think performance, they don’t often think of a sedan. Most drivers see sedans as a way to get from one place to another efficiently, but without much fun. If you’re looking for a vehicle that has performance options that will help turn your boring commute into an exciting time, the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta might be the right fit for you.   (more…)

Volkswagen unveils another I.D. concept for the burgeoning electric family

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
Key highlights of the Volkswagen I.D. CROZZ concept

Key highlights of the Volkswagen I.D. CROZZ concept

If one this is clear, Volkswagen has had a fire lit under it. The automaker has already shown its goals to move out of its comfort zone by adding the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas to the lineup, and soon a long-wheelbase Tiguan will follow. These are great additions for the current market, but things can’t continue as they have been. For years it has been said that the current automotive industry, which relies heavily on fossil fuels, is not sustainable. Electric vehicles pose a big change, and enthusiasts are worried to see vehicles on the market that kill enthusiasm. Volkswagen has no intention of letting this happen. At Auto Shanghai 2017, the Volkswagen I.D. Crozz concept was flaunted, and today we’re looking at some of its key highlights. (more…)

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