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VW steadily developing an interest in Das Plug-ins... and algae diesel

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As we said when we first drove the Volkswagen Golf Blue-e-motion, Volkswagen is taking its time getting into the all-electric game. Given the tremendous ups and downs that electric vehicles and EV start-up companies are going through, maybe making sure you have a car where everything is working smoothly – to say nothing about getting the infrastructure in place – isn't such a bad idea. And it now seems like VW is confident enough in its Golf EV, which is undergoing testing in Califor

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As we said when we first drove the Volkswagen Golf blue e-motion, Volkswagen is taking its time getting into the all-electric game. Given the tremendous ups and downs that electric vehicles and EV start-up companies are going through, maybe making sure you have a car where everything is working smoothly – to say nothing about getting the infrastructure in place – isn't such a bad idea. And it now seems like VW is confident enough in its Golf EV, which is undergoing testing in Califor

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Wolfsburg Questions Its Own Wisdom With EV Golf

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Wolfsburg Questions Its Own Wisdom With EV Golf

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Remember the Volkswagen Mark II Golf CityStromer? Well, neither did we, but we were reminded that VW has been tinkering with electric vehicles since the 1970s thanks to a recent article on All Cars Electric. In 1985, VW took a Mark I Golf, swapped the gasoline engine for an all-electric drivetrain and voila, The Mark II Golf CityStromer was born. The CityStromer was powered via 96 volts of lead-acid gel batteries and had a range of around 50-60 miles and could reash a top speed of 60 miles per h

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2010 Volkswagen Golf - click above for high-res image gallery

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