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VW 1-liter eco-friendly car set to make a return

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VW and Sanyo hook up on lithium-ion battery development

Following the lead of Japanese manufacturers such as Toyota and Nissan, Volkswagen has announced a major deal with Sanyo to produce lithium-ion batteries. The two companies already have ties, as VW uses Sanyo's nickel-metal hydride batteries in its current hybrid vehicle

Geneva 2008: Miserly VW Golf TDI Hybrid concept uses 1.2L 3-cylinder

Click image for a hi-res gallery of the Golf TDI Hybrid Concept

Volkswagen Golf and Polo hybrids could be ready by 2009

It looks like Volkswagen may have hybrid versions of the both the Polo and Golf on the market by 2009. In an interview with German magazine AutoBild, VW CEO Martin Winterkorn seems to indicate that following the introduction of downsized engines like the TSI models and the BlueMotion diesels, they are working on hybrid drivetrains. The Google and BabelFish translations are pretty rough but it appears that both mild and full hybrid versions are under test. It looks like they are taking advantage

Volkswagen funds professorship of lithium-ion batteries in Germany

Will VW lead the plug-in hybrid pack in the future? The company seems to be giving it a go with the establishment of a donated Chair for Applied Material Sciences for Energy Storage and Energy Conversion at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster, Germany. The professorship will commence next year and will focus on batteries