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(The nice Vimeos were taken down. Here’s a Youtube double bill.)

Greenpeace is using two equally cute remakes of VW’s own viral ad campaign to encourage the automotive giant to reduce its CO2 emissions.

Doubtless, we can expect one more good one, then three crap prequels in a row.

Greenpeace’s beef appears to stem from a letter to the European Union from Volkswagen and other German car manufacturers on January 26, 2007. In it, the carmakers asked the EU to reconsider proposals of a mandatory target of 120g/km CO2 or less for all new cars sold in Europe from 2012.

Greenpeace claims that as the largest automotive manufacturer in Europe (one in five vehicles sold in Europe are produced by Volkswagen Group), Volkswagen has the ability to have the greatest impact in CO2 emissions.

Greenpeace vs Volkswagen: The Dark Side goes viral (Car Advice)

Since 1980, Volkswagen in Brazil has sold a low priced compact car called the Gol, named after the Spanish and Portuguese word for ‘goal’, naturally. Two years ago, the company made a one-third scale variant for sub-5-foot ‘little people’ – the VW Mini-Gol.

It’s 2.25 metres long with a 5.5hp engine and a top speed of 27km/h. Aside from adjustments in scale, everything else (seats, dashboard and instrumentation) is identical to the full-sized Gol. So far, only two have been made.

Cute is not the word. Wee is the word.