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In continued efforts to re-stabilize, Volkswagen AG is sharply cutting capital expenditures and non-essential projects, shifting extra funds to help support electric drive development. “We will continue to act with determination to overcome the crisis with good solutions for our customers and also in investigating this issue with dedication,” said Matthias Müller, CEO of Volkswagen […]

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When Volkswagen revealed its Golf GTE Sport Plug-In concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week, it presented a much different car than the similarly named concept that debuted last year. The gasoline engine is bigger, two larger electric motors replace the single motor and horsepower has jumped from a combined output of 201 […]

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The European Union has given Volkswagen AG 10 days to explain irregularities recently discovered regarding carbon emissions, but company executives say identifying a fix needs to come first. “I understand the desire for speed, but what matters to us instead is to work thoroughly and to not give out false premature results,” said Volkswagen Brand […]

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Volkswagen hasn’t announced how it will be fixing vehicles involved in its diesel scandal, but it has assembled a new “goodwill package” for its customers. Included in the offer is a $500 prepaid Visa gift card, a $500 credit that can be used at participating Volkswagen dealers and 24-hour roadside assistance for the next three […]

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission will be looking into complaints that Volkswagen AG engaged in deceptive advertising with its “clean diesel” marketing campaign. The print and television ads in question prominently describe VW’s powertrain as “TDI Clean Diesel.” Many of the commercials directly address perceptions that diesel is slower, louder and smellier than a gasoline-powered […]

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After a request from Volkswagen, officials at Daimler agreed to release one of its top executives from her contract to help Volkswagen through the recent emission scandal. Dr. Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt seems well-suited to manage the complicated web of legal problems and other complications stemming from Volkswagen’s over-polluting diesel engines. Hired on as a member of […]

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Volkswagen announced that next January it will begin recalling 8.5 million diesel vehicles in Europe, with repairs to bring the cars back into emission compliance after it was discovered they are over-polluting. The decision came after Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) ordered the company to recall 2.4 million vehicles. According to Arndt Ellinghorst, senior […]

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Volkswagen AG is modifying its plan for smaller models – previously packed with diesel powertrains – saying it will move toward more electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The strategy was developed in a special meeting with the newly-formed Volkswagen Brand Board of Management, and announced this week by CEO Dr. Herbert Diess. “The Volkswagen brand […]

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As if Volkswagen isn’t facing enough challenges, another obstacle to fixing its out-of-compliance diesels may come from an unlikely source: uncooperative customers. The new worry stems from the realization that bringing the 2.0-liter diesel engine into emission compliance will negatively affect driving experience and fuel economy. This may make owners hesitate to have the repair […]

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Analysts are carefully watching Volkswagen to see if it can recover from its diesel emission scandal, and a few are wondering if electrified vehicles will be the answer. “VW is actually in a strong position to innovate their way out of this mess,” said analysts with Lux Research. “They have been spending the most on […]

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