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Volkswagen is looking into the possibility of building robots to complete the task of plugging your car in to charge. That’s thanks to a new Cooperation Contract between VW and Kuka, an automation specialist. The contract intensifies the partnership between the two companies that are developing robots to make future mobility easier. “In future, robots […]

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Five former Volkswagen employees are reportedly being sought by Interpol after the U.S. issued arrest warrants. The German daily, Sueddeutsche Zeitung reports that the five former managers are accused of conspiracy to commit fraud and violation of U.S. environmental laws. The ex-employees, including two former executives, are unlikely to be apprehended for the time being, […]

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The second e-Tron model in Audi’s growing line of electric vehicles will be built at the brand’s Brussels factory, starting in 2019. “With the decision on the Audi e-tron Sportback, we are showing that Audi takes the issue of electric mobility seriously,” said Dr. Hubert Waltl, head of logistics. “A second battery-electric model will lead […]

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In his first public appearance since the TDI scandal broke in September 2015, Martin Winterkorn, former CEO of the Volkswagen Group, maintained that he had no knowledge of emissions cheating before the company admitted to it. According VW, the top brass were informed of diesel emissions manipulation in August of 2015, and told the world […]

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It’s no secret that Beetle sales are less than stellar and that’s led to rumors about the car’s future. Volkswagen doesn’t want to drop the idea of the Beetle altogether, because the nameplate holds such a special place in its history. Klaus Bischoff, head of VW design, called the current Beetle one of his favorite […]

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Details about the second vehicle in Volkswagen’s upcoming fleet of battery electric vehicles are slowly taking shape, and it looks like it will be a seven-passenger van based on the company’s historic microbus. The second electric vehicle—call it the Electric Type 2, for simplicity’s sake—will share the MEB platform that underpins VW’s ID concept. That […]

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The updated Golf, announced last week, will premiere in America with the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf. As well as updated looks and infotainment systems, the new Volkswagen e-Golf will also feature a bigger battery and an improved motor, giving it more power, speed and about 50 percent more range. Thanks to a new lithium-ion battery with […]

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At the launch of the updated Golf this morning, Dr Frank Welsch announced that a similarly updated e-Golf will be revealed at the LA Auto Show next week. On top of the infotainment updates and mild visual tweaks that will likely come with the new e-Golf, the next generation of Volkswagen’s all electric compact car […]

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Volkswagen is arguing that the device that precipitated the TDI scandal did not, in fact, violate European law. The move follows increasing pressure to provide European TDI owners with American-style compensation. “The software contained in vehicles with an EA-189 engine in the view of Volkswagen represents no unlawful defeat device under European law,” VW told […]

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A number of Volkswagen AG designs registered to the World Intellectual Property Organization became public this weekend, giving big hints to what VW’s future intentions and designs are. In all, 23 vehicle designs were released when the filing became public. Among them was everything from extremely futuristic, probably autonomous designs to a transport truck, and […]

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