Volkswagen spent years trying to make diesel as big in America as it was in Europe and other markets. Then it got caught cheating in a very big way. Wracked by scandal, fines and lawsuits, the German automaker is now trying to chart a new way forward. This is the rolling electric symbol of that new way, and it’s called the Volkswagen I.D.
Imagine being able to carry a clean energy vehicle with you, just about wherever you go. Enter the folding electric bike. Battery-powered bicycles are on the rise as two-wheeled commuting gains popularity in places with heavy traffic and limited parking.
If you’re feeling burned by Volkswagen’s decision to cheat on diesel emissions tests, you might get some compensation for your troubles. Sources for The Truth About Carsunderstand that VW will launch a “TDI Goodwill Program” that compensates diesel car drivers with cash in the form of prepaid cards. In the US, you’d get both a $500 universal card as well as a VW-only card worth $500 to $750.