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Greenpeace protests outside VW headquarters

Greenpeace is staging a protest outside Volkswagen’s UK headquarters in Milton Keynes. The group are demanding to speak with the firm’s UK boss Paul Willis, about the effects of diesel emissions on public health. The protest involves a makeshift clinic highlighting the dangers of diesel emissions on the human body, particularly those caused by nitrogen(…)

Solar powered car sat to launch in 2019

When you hear of the growing momentum shift towards eco-vehicles, it’s most likely hybrids or battery powered electric cars whose drums are being banged. In 2019 however, another renewable energy source is set to join the growing ranks of clean vehicles – solar power. Naturally, all manner of questions spring to mind regarding the functionality(…)

VW among carmakers hit by data breach

VW is among a number of carmakers to be hit by a huge data breach which saw up to ten years’ worth of data released online. Other brands affected by the leak include Fiat, Chrysler, General Motors, Tesla and Toyota. The leak saw 157 gigabytes of sensitive documents released onto the web after a server(…)

VW Camper van converted into a pub

The VW camper van is a versatile beast, available in all sorts of variants and layouts and used for a wide range of purposes. Caravan holidays, festivals, car boot sales, you na me it, the Camper can do it all. It’s unlikely however, that one has ever been used as a pub before, but that’s(…)

VW and DoorBird let drivers see who’s at your door

With the constant evolution of online shopping, we no longer have to journey down to the high street to spend our hard earned cash. But one drawback of this method is still causing problems: Delivery. Whilst ordering products online is simple and can be done from pretty much anywhere, getting them delivered at a convenient(…)

VW cheating software fix costs you money reveals independent test

An independent test has found that the fix used to correct cheating VW diesels potentially causes fuel economy figures to drop. The investigation, based on a 2003 VW Touran – fitted with the 1.6-litre diesel – discovered discrepancies between the before and after figures following the software update by Volkswagen. Fuel economy on the Touran(…)

Classic VW Beetle 100% converted to electric

As the electric car revolution gathers pace, spare a thought for the gas-guzzling classics from yesteryear, trapped forever in their eco-unfriendly guises, slowly to become alienated as bit by bit the motoring world turns green. The company ‘Electric Classic Cars’ have done just that, as their name suggests, their aim is to take fantastic cars(…)

VW, Jaguar and Audi up for World Car Award

The finalists have been announced for the 2017 World Car Awards and Audi, Jaguar and Volkwagen make up the top trio. In fact, all three of the finalists are SUVs – the Audi Q5, Jaguar F-Pace and the Volkswagen Tiguan. Reflecting the overall shift of car buying moving towards the SUV, the exclusive trio were(…)

VW takes Toyota’s crown as world’s biggest carmaker

Volkswagen has moved ahead of Toyota and become the world’s largest carmaker; this is the first time the German carmaker has held the position. Japan’s Toyota, which has led sales for the last four years, sold 10.175 million vehicles in 2016, falling slightly short of the 10.31 million sales posted by Volkswagen last week for(…)

Winter driving tips for VW drivers

With respect to general driving conditions; January and February are traditionally the most hazardous months of the year. The unpredictable British winter can chuck some genuinely horrendous variants of weather down onto our over congested roads; sub-zero temperature, floods, snow, high winds. It’s important to be prepared when we take our VWs out onto the(…)