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Michael Andretti on racing, rallycross, and a potential electric future
With one of motorsport’s most famous names, Michael Andretti was born to play an important role in North American racing. As a driver, he did just that, becoming one of the most-decorated racers in American open-wheel motorsport, and he’s continued to make a mark even after hanging up his helmet. His successful Andretti Autosport operation has competed since 2009 across a diverse array of racing disciplines, with dozens of victories and several series championships. In 2014, Andretti Autosporread more
How the I.D. Buzz evokes Volkswagen’s first electric bus
Volkswagen has a long heritage with electric propulsion. Ferdinand Porsche, the engineer who designed the Volkswagen Beetle, made a name for himself with his first electric car in 1900 (one later adopted to become the world’s first hybrid.) But it would be some 70 years before a production electric vehicle would carry the Volkswagen brand – and it’s likely not one you’ve ever heard of. The global oil crisis of the early 1970s set many automakers to work looking for alternatives to gasoline pread more
Volkswagen’s I.D. CROZZ, the electric SUV concept, makes its world debut
Few automakers have made the commitment to electric mobility that Volkswagen has with its I.D. series concept vehicles. The original I.D. unveiled last year in Paris was the preview of an all-electric VW going on sale by 2020, and the vanguard of a future Volkswagen electric fleet. The I.D. BUZZ revealed in Detroit showed how a similar vehicle could embrace the fun and flexibility of the original Microbus. This week in Shanghai, Volkswagen revealed the third concept in the ID series. Dubbed tread more
America’s first Volkswagen e-Golf owner on driving electric
Bruce Oberg is a Volkswagen enthusiast, long-time electric car driver and the first owner of the Volkswagen e-Golf. In November 2014, Oberg placed a $41,400 bid on the 2015 e-Golf through an auction on CharityBuzz.com. Two years later, Oberg continues to be a happy VW e-Golf owner, with a passion for electric driving. We asked him to tell us what the experience has been like so far: Take us back to 2014, how was your overall experience in becoming the first e-Golf owner? When I saw that Vread more