August 8, 2010

Green Thinking

Volkswagen electric cars are coming; Want Volt, will travel



VW electrics
Volkswagen says it will release a range of hybrid and electric vehicles that will account for 3 percent of its global sales by 2018. VW will introduce either the Up! city-car (shown above) or the Golf compact as an all-electric vehicle in the U.S. by 2013. The automaker also plans to sell a gas-electric hybrid version of the Touareg SUV later this year, followed by a Jetta hybrid in 2011.


(General Motors)

Volt orders
If the Volt's recently announced $33,500 price tag (after a $7,500 federal tax credit) has you ready to buy, you'll have to travel a bit. GM's initial sales markets are Michigan, California, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Texas and Washington, D.C. A buyer who lives in another state can order a Volt from a dealer in one of the launch markets but will have to travel to that state to pick it up. Those ready to place an order can do it at

Sources: AP, New York Times News Service


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