Archive for the ‘Fuel Efficiency’ Category
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.(more…)
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.(more…)
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?(more…)
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?(more…)
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!(more…)
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?(more…)
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?(more…)
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?(more…)
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?(more…)
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?(more…)