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At first the Volkswagen XL1 might look something out of a Hollywood sci-fi as much fantastical figment as a snapshot of our shared automotive

But while the XL1’s particulars are a ways away from the standard the sexy-sleek design, hind tires, and incredible 235 gallon fuel efficiency green aim remains equal ambitious and time-tested.

Located on 33 in Greenland, Seacoast Volkswagen has as one of the region’s most successful car thanks in large part to longstanding commitment to fuel-efficient

“The XL1 is great, and once work out the technology, it’ll be to see something like it offered in the States,” says Don Turbide, Development Manager for Seacoast and a veteran of VW for over 20 years. that technology is going to down and become more

Before that day comes, Turbide says he and the rest of the Volkswagen team will touting the green merits of the already in stock: the hybrid and Jetta, along with a of clean diesel offerings, one of the Jetta TDI Clean Diesel was 2009 Green Car of the Year by Car Journal, by a panel that such notable names as Jay Carroll Shelby, Jean-Michel and the Sierra Club’s Carl

Awards. Accolades. Omnipresence. a far cry from where Volkswagen vis-à-vis its competitors in the decades World War II, when American manufacturing was at its zenith and low gas costs a given.

Today, a nationwide auto continues apace, with emerging as one of the most popular and trusted alternatives to decades of Big hegemony.

“I think we’ve shown is that and New Hampshire are pretty far ahead of the as far as the move towards fuel is concerned,” Turbide says. in the 90s and early 2000s, when prices were more you’d see people come in for more efficient alternatives the prices were high, but the would slow down as went down. Now that gas are on a steady upward trajectory, starting to see more people to and staying with Volkswagen.”

But the of Seacoast Volkswagen is as much a of the times as it is genuine green Indeed, the dealership’s green don’t end with what the lot. Since moving Portsmouth down Route 33 ten ago, Seacoast Volkswagen has a number of impressive green installing both a 35-foot wind turbine as well as a 19 solar array; switching to 100% LED lighting; and instituting a recycling program, where spent oil is repurposed to help the building.

To say that they are one of the greenest car around would be an understatement. But nor is it an In 2011, the company’s Chattanooga, plant was awarded Platinum from the Leadership in Energy and Design (LEED), the nation’s top efficiency standard.

Highly insulation, hydroelectric power a nearby dam, LED lighting, of the art rainwater collection and reuse estimated to save 50 million of water over ten years the goes on.

Volkswagen 2012

“Volkswagen Chattanooga’s LEED certification is the fulfillment of a promise Volkswagen has made around the and in this community that we work in harmony with the said Volkswagen Chattanooga CEO and Frank Fischer. “Our to building a LEED certified began in the planning and design

As for why the XL1’s unique diesel has yet to take hold here in the Turbide cites a longstanding and misunderstanding of just how far the technology has in recent decades.

“The has been that diesels are smelly, and dirty. And if you’re an MBTA bus through downtown it’s hard not to think that,” Turbide says. the technology has come a long to the point where people are to realize diesel’s many

Which is part of the reason why diesel and hybrid technologies a until recently makes so sense: by combining the superior of diesel with the well-documented of battery-powered hybrids, the end result is a impact on wallet and planet

“It’s a no-brainer, really,” Turbide. “It’s better for the it makes more financial Sooner or later that is going to come.”

In the mean Turbide assures, while the game-changing prototype has proven a Platonic form, the success of has always been much about function.

“Whatever the next big thing up being, we’re sure it be great,” Turbide says. cars are great, they’re and they’re efficient it’s simple.”

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