Greenpeace has put a different spin on the adorable Darth Vader Volkswagen commercials that sprung up during the Super Bowl.
The group launched "The Dark Side of Volkswagen" campaign dedicated to exposing what Greenpeace calls the automaker's poor environmental record.
Volkswagen has put its most fuel efficient engines in a tiny percentage of vehicles, while dramatically increasing the price for consumers, Greenpeace said. The report claims that just 6 percent of Volkswagen's 2010 sales were of the company's most efficient models.
Auto Blog notes that the company also opposes laws that Greenpeace insists will curb global warming, such as a 30 percent drop in overall emissions from 1990 levels.
"Volkswagen were one of the driving forces in the lobbying campaign agains the introduction of these vehicle efficiency standards," the report claims.