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Volkswagen used the legal system to keep a car security vulnerability quiet for over two years. With all the recent news surrounding possible hacking vulnerabilities with GM’s OnStar and Fiat Chrysler’s Uconnect, a new report has surfaced revealing that Volkswagen hid a flaw in its system for over two years. A trio of European computer […]

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The shape of things to come for top-of-the-range Volkswagen products has been shown in Shanghai with the unveiling of the C Coupé GTE plug-in hybrid concept. A four-door concept car designed with the Chinese market in mind, this “coupe” is powered by what VW calls an innovative plug-in hybrid drive system. The plug-in hybrid system […]

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Volkswagen has said that the next Camper could indeed be battery powered. During the New York auto show, Chairman of the Board Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neusser told AutoExpress that for the Camper to continue with the traditional 1950s design, VW must place the electric motor and batteries under the floor of the vehicle. “If we want to do this […]

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The Detroit show is underway for 2015 and Volkswagen is showcasing  the Cross Coupe GTE PHEV concept. At the end of 2016, Volkswagen will start production of a new model in Chattanooga, Tennessee: a seven-seater mid-size SUV. As a preview to this vehicle, Volkswagen is now showing the five-seater Cross Coupe GTE at the North […]

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Controlling a car through hand gestures, leading it to park itself and creating various methods of monitoring an EV’s charging progress are all part of Volkswagen’s soon to be car technologies presented at the 2015 CES. Golf R Touch The Volkswagen Golf R Touch concept vehicle, displayed for the first time at the 2015 Consumer […]

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Volkswagen has purchased a stake in battery development company QuantumScape Corp. to gain an edge over electric vehicle competitors like Tesla Motors Inc. and Nissan Motor Co. Inside sources, who wished to remain anonymous, told Bloomberg News that Volkswagen purchased a five-percent share in the privately owned company located in San Jose with the option […]

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Most major automotive suppliers met last week to focus on 48-volt systems during the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Automotive 48V Power Supply Systems. Leading automakers and tier 1 suppliers, discussed the need for an internationally agreed 48-volt electrical standard. A proper standard is needed by the global automotive industry to achieve the economies of […]

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Have any of you ever dreamed of a car made out of fabric? Volkswagen’s Spanish arm, SEAT, just created one. SEAT unveiled this week the world’s first fabric car, constructed entirely of lace, with jewel trim. Yes, it is full size, but there is no engine and I wouldn’t bet much on crash protection. On […]

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The electric version of Volkswagen’s Golf has been rated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at 126 city, 105 highway, and 116 combined MPGe. The EPA also gave the fully electric 2015 e-Golf an official range of up to 83 miles. Volkswagen observed that compared to other compact electric vehicles (EVs), these numbers make […]

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Volkswagen is preparing a PHEV derivative of its new European Passat. The eighth-generation Passat is currently being launched in Europe, and Volkswagen already announced it will show the Passat GTE in a world premiere at the Paris Motor Show – the first Passat with a plug-in hybrid drive system. VW announced it as a zero-emission […]

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