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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    Volkswagen will withdraw its factory backing of any programme using an internal combustion engine at the end of this year, as it looks to an electrified future.

    https://www.autosport.com/other/news...ine-programmes
    Seems to mean just Volkswagen, not Volkswagen Group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS View Post
    Seems to mean just Volkswagen, not Volkswagen Group.
    Only Volkswagen

    NOT Audi, Bentley, Cupra, Lamborghini, Porsche, Seat or Skoda
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    Volkswagen will withdraw its factory backing of any programme using an internal combustion engine at the end of this year, as it looks to an electrified future.
    https://www.autosport.com/other/news...ine-programmes
    VW execs are a bunch of hypocrites; they only become EVs lovers after getting caught in the emissions scandal and they’re milking EVs cow the harder they can as they know people will end realizing that EVs are globally harmful to the environment.

    Hats off to Toyota; they’ve invested on Hybrids a long time ago as a way to make ICE cars more efficient and sustainable.
    Rally addict since 1982

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    Funny thing is all the bad press diesels get for harmful emissions VW's sister brand Audi are doing away with petrol engines in their sports 'S' range in favour of Diesel engined versions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    Volkswagen will withdraw its factory backing of any programme using an internal combustion engine at the end of this year, as it looks to an electrified future.

    https://www.autosport.com/other/news...ine-programmes
    I don't think they won't be the last either, I'm afraid.

    Also worth noting that like the Polo WRC '17, there is a working MK8 Golf TCR now that will never be used.

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    Dieselengines can swallow so many different fuels... even environmental friendly ones.
    "Reis vas pät pat kaar vas kut"
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    So can petrol engines...question is, which of the is environmentally friendly? Apart from animal slaughterwaste FAME/gas and waste water gas, i can`t think of any...ok, algaes maybe. And that goes for the production part only. When they burn, it`s quite the opposite.
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    What is environmental friendly fuel?

    Diesel engine's problem is that it either produce a lot of NOx or a lot of solid particles. That is a fact which can not be avoided. Afterwards it needs expensive add-ons to fight them such as SCR or particle filters or lately both. That makes them very complicated and expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirek View Post
    What is environmental friendly fuel?
    Electricity from renewable sources - wind, wave, solar, hydro.
    Chris Ingram (GBR) - Ross Whittock (GBR)
    * European Rally Champions 2019 *

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    Hydrogen?

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