Volkswagen says its Golf GTE plug-in hybrid offers eco-friendly buyers the “best of both worlds” — a compact hatchback that can be driven up to 50km in cities using electric power or up to 940km on highways with additional power from its gasoline engine. The Golf GTE is VW’s second plug-hybrid after the low-volume XL1.
The United States is banking on decades of abundant natural gas to power its economic resurgence. That may be wishful thinking. When US President Barack Obama talks about the future, he foresees a thriving US economy fuelled to a large degree by vast amounts of natural gas pouring from domestic wells. “We have a supply