Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

How do I use wireless phone charging in my Volkswagen?

Wednesday, January 27th, 2021
iPhone charges inside 2021 Volkswagen Atlas

Volkswagen Wireless Phone Charging How-To Guide

The continued advancement of technology leads to, when utilized properly, the continued increase of quality of life. Hopefully, our mental outlook begins to advance as well so that technical innovations can truly bring more ease into our lives rather than merely increasing the frenetic pace and accompanying stress of the modern American lifestyle.

Wireless phone charging is one example of a feature that, by keeping your phone or device fully juiced, can increase the convenience of daily life. How does one use the wireless phone charging feature in their VW?

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Volkswagen ID.4 Regenerative Braking Vs. Coasting

Sunday, January 24th, 2021
Side view of a 2021 Volkswagen ID.4

Volkswagen ID.4 Regenerative Braking Vs. Coasting

The Volkswagen ID.4 is getting a lot of attention, and for good reason: the model is the brand’s first all-electric SUV and first electric world car. In its effort to be the ultimate electric vehicle for the people, the Volkswagen ID.4 utilizes an array of existing electric car technology as well as freshly developed innovations.

One element falling into the former category is regenerative braking. Regenerative braking, which is utilized in many current EVs, causes a vehicle’s brakes to apply gradually and automatically the moment one takes their foot off the accelerator. The electricity generated by the braking friction is then used to recharge the battery.  

The downside, for some, is that regenerative braking takes away a vehicle’s ability to coast. Does the Volkswagen ID.4 use regenerative braking?

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Does the 2021 VW Atlas have remote start?

Monday, January 18th, 2021
A family walks out to a 2021 Volkswagen Atlas

2021 Volkswagen Atlas Remote Start Capability

The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas is quite the desirable midsize crossover SUV. Users tend to really dig the spacious interior, intuitive features and composed handling. The space is delightfully roomy, while cargo room is vast. The experience of this machine is rounded out by an easy-to-use touchscreen and generous allotment of standard safety gizmos.

One oft-desired feature that can up the convenience factor of modern vehicles is remote start. Does the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas come with remote start?

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What’s on the interior of the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta?

Friday, January 15th, 2021
White 2021 Volkswagen Jetta on street

2021 Volkswagen Jetta Interior Features and Info

Volkswagen has plopped another great Jetta into existence for the 2021 model year. As hordes of loyal fans of come to expect, this machine boasts a load of great elements both inside and out, leaving acolytes to continue chanting their beloved mantra endlessly under their breath: “Betta Getta Jetta.”

Today, we’re going to turn our attention to what one can find on the inside of this vehicle. What does the interior of the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta consist of? What features and amenities are standard and available?

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What’s the difference between the Volkswagen ID.3 and ID.4?

Thursday, December 24th, 2020
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 side profile

Volkswagen is on the cusp of unleashing its own electric revolution onto the masses. Leading the “charge” (pun intended) are two similarly named machines: the Volkswagen ID.3 and Volkswagen ID.4. Besides one notch on the number line, what sets these two models apart?

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Where can I shop for a new car online in Elgin, IL?

Friday, November 20th, 2020
Man and woman shop for VW online. Man holds paper that reads, "To Do: Buy a Volkswagen"

Though there are many, many challenges being presented to us in these unique times, one of the positive side-effects of the coronavirus pandemic is how people are experimenting with new ways of Being. One of these experiments involves doing more shopping online, even for items customers previously tended to prefer to buy in-person, such as a new vehicle.

Thanks to such experimentation, many individuals are finding that, to their surprise, shopping for a new vehicle online can be an easy, straightforward experience that is preferable in many ways to the traditional trip to the dealership lot. Where can one shop for a new car online in the Elgin area?

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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’s the difference between the Volkswagen ID.4 1st Edition and the Volkswagen ID.4 Pro?

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020
Volkswagen ID.4 in a city with steam behind it

VW ID.4 Pro Vs. 1st Edition

The Volkswagen fanbase is highly excited about the automaker’s new ID.4 crossover EV that just recently opened up for reservations. People are so excited, in fact, that the limited “1st Edition” variation of the model has already sold out.

A slightly less expensive version known as the ID.4 Pro is still on the market. What makes the Pro different from the 1st Edition ID.4?

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How do I use the infotainment system in the 2020 Volkswagen Passat?

Friday, July 31st, 2020
2020 Volkswagen Passat, American version, cruises along a wet highway.

2020 Volkswagen Passat Infotainment Features Video Guide Compilation

As the name implies, the infotainment system inside the 2020 Volkswagen Passat boasts plenty of gizmos aimed at providing both information and entertainment to all. From navigation to smartphone connectivity, this system will help you get where you want to go while providing you with useful and/or entertaining content along the way.

The multitude of features on hand can be a bit intimidating at first glance, however. That’s why we’ve compiled all the helpful videos below, courtesy of Volkswagen USA! Get watching, and find out how to make the most of the technology inside the cockpit of your 2020 Volkswagen Passat.

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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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