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Old 12-26-2009, 02:24 PM   #41 (permalink)
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It is interesting that VW is not competing for the X prize. Do they consider it too ambitious, or not worth the paperwork and PR minefield?

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Old 12-26-2009, 05:46 PM   #42 (permalink)
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They don't want to work that hard to get their millions. They try to extract that much out of every customer, and the customers come to them!

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I hope this is referring to the Up! Lite (but if it is the Up! that would be fine...):

VW Up hybrid to use XL1 tech | Autocar
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:09 PM   #45 (permalink)
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12/2/09, 12/2/10, 12/2/11, 12/2/12, 2/25/13. More like 3 years 3 months.

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Old 02-25-2013, 10:41 PM   #46 (permalink)
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There is a recent article on the UP with the VW XL1 drivetrain in several places, now when I can go to the local VW dealer and buy one I will believe it.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:32 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by NeilBlanchard View Post
Here's the ABG post on the VW Up! Lite:

LA 2009: Volkswagen Up! Lite Concept teases with practical, lightweight innovation — Autoblog Green

It is a "real" car:

Video cameras!

Less than 1,600 pounds, 0.8L 2-cylinder diesel with electric motor, active cooling grill opening. 0.237Cd, 4 seats ... I love it.
I want one!
My Yaris Hybrid thread:
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Originally Posted by gasstingy View Post
IF it comes to America and IF the dealers don't immediately start their typical price gouging and IF it is widely available, I'll be visiting my VW dealer and trying one on :-)

I like it's looks and I really like it's economy.
This car unfortunately will never make it to US like many others over in Europe that are diesels. The US do not like small diesels for whatever reasons. It really is to bad actually it would be nice to have more diesel options here in the states. I guess the only way is to just build our own LOL!

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