The Hyundai Ioniq, which made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2015, is a historic vehicle – the first from a major automaker to be offered in three versions, all of them electrified: the Ioniq Hybrid, Ioniq Plug-In and Ioniq Electric.The first to hit showrooms will be the Ioniq Hybrid, featuring a 1.6-litre petrol engine […]


Volvo has acquired Polestar, a Swedish company with which it has been working in motor sports since 1996. Polestar will now be used as the model name for special high-performance Volvos across the Volvo range including their advanced Hybrid models like the all new XC90 and V wagon models . In 2015, Volvo expects to sell 750 […]

Volkswagen demonstrates e-golf that can park and charge itself

Volkswagen featured a fleet of their vehicles at this years Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas which showcases the triple trends of electrification, autonomy and connectivity. VW notes that its plug-in models, the e-Golf and Golf GTE would be inconceivable without computers that control such functions as battery charging and switching between gas and electric drive sources. “The two inventions […]

Eight Generation Passat To Have Plug-in Option

Volkswagen’s eighth-generation Passat, unveiled this week at the Volkswagen Design Centre in Potsdam, offers 10 different powertrain options, including a PHEV(Plug-in-Hybrid Electric Vehicle) version. All versions are equipped with a stop-start system and a regenerative braking mode. The brand-new plug-in Passat features a 115 kW (154 hp) TSI gasoline engine and an 80 kW electric […]

VW Plans to Electrify up to 40 Models

The Volkswagen Group plans to electrify more than 40 models over the next few years. Speaking at the Geneva Motor Show, VW Chairman Dr. Martin Winterkorn said that Europe’s largest automaker has increased its R&D expenditure to the record value of €10.2 billion, with the lion’s share going to “green” technologies. VW’s modular platform makes it […]