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Governor Schwarzenegger visits Volkswagen at the LA Auto Show

Governor Schwarzenegger visits Volkswagen at the LA Auto Show  
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Motor Shows, News, Volkswagen
on 11/16/2007

Source: Volkswagen of America

Touring the show after the press conference California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger had the opportunity to sit behind the wheel of the recently unveiled Volkswagen space up! blue concept car. Stefan Jacoby, President and CEO of Volkswagen of America, Inc. shared the space up! blue concept car with Govenor Schwarzenegger.


This concept car is powered by both electric propulsion and a high temperature hydrogen fuel cell. At a length of only 12 feet, it has a surprisingly large amount of room for four passengers and offers a realistic look into the future of zero emission car travel in the future.

The space up! blue concept design was inspired by the classic deluxe microbus of the 50’s and 60’s, and is the third member of the so-called new small family. Volkswagen has previously revealed a two-door up! concept car in Frankfurt and a four-door space up! was shown in Tokyo.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, famous as an actor and a politician, showed great interest in alternative fuel vehicles on display such as clean diesel power. Volkswagen of America, Inc. will be the first to bring clean diesel TDI technology to all 50 states. The initial models equipped with the all-new clean diesel engine will be the Jetta Sedan and Jetta SportWagon. Volkswagen’s clean diesel TDI technology meets the world´s most stringent emission regulations, enabling 50 state availability.



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