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The Volkswagen Group is trying to decide where to invest billions in one or more factories to manufacture battery cells and packs, and China appears to be on top of the list. Automotive News is reporting that a source close to senior management said, “China is likely one of the first, since we think electromobility […]

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More details on Volkswagen’s $10 billion diesel scandal settlement have surfaced. The German automaker will reportedly pay between $1,000 and $7,000 to diesel vehicle owners, in addition to either fixing or buying back the affected cars. The settlement is still being negotiated for submission to a federal judge next week, and the payment amount will […]

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Volkswagen has announced that it is dropping the Jetta Hybrid from its U.S. lineup. For the 2017 model year, Volkswagen’s sole North American hybrid will no longer be available for sale. Low sales volume surely drove the decision, as the hybrid accounts for less than 1 percent of total Jetta sales in the U.S. This […]

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Volkswagen Group is sorry about the emissions cheating it foisted on 11 million car buyers the last seven years or more. It’s so sorry in fact that it says it will introduce on average three battery electric vehicles annually for the next 10 years. Better than bread and circuses for plug-in fans, these 30 all-new […]

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Audi, Volkswagen AG’s luxury car brand, is planning to make a battery-electric version of its Q5 midsize sport-utility vehicle at its new plant in Mexico, two sources with knowledge of the project said. The Q5 is one of Audi’s best-selling vehicles and is currently built in Ingolstadt, Germany for global export. It is also produced […]

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As part of ongoing efforts to scrub its diesel-stained image, Volkswagen has in store a purpose made electric vehicle called NUVe it aims to show in Paris this year. The pre-production concept car will be built on the modular MEB chassis, according to German publication Auto Bild, and interior space utilization could be as good […]

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In an effort to make amends for its diesel emissions cheating scandal, Volkswagen wants to make plug-in electrified vehicles in a big way, and for that, it needs batteries. According to the German publication Handelsblatt, the company is working toward a multi-billion euro plant enabling it to take control of its electrified car destiny, and […]

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The Volkswagen Group may be working on resolving its massive diesel scandal, but it isn’t doing so quietly. In a court filing, the Volkswagen Group argues that the fines levied against it in the U.S. are excessive, although it remains fully committed to settling the government’s claims. The German automaker presented its response because the […]

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Volkswagen is nearing a fix for its affected 3.0-liter V6 diesel engines. According to a recent Bloomberg report, Volkswagen’s proposed fix for its V6 oil burners will use a new catalytic converter along with a software patch. No final decision however has been reached between Volkswagen and U.S. regulators. The issue affects about 85,000 vehicles […]

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The German goal of one million electrified cars on the country’s roads by 2020 is unlikely to be met, but the government is doing what it can to bolster EV sales. The latest step is a subsidy fund of €1.2 billion ($1.4 billion) that will receive 50 percent of its funding from the government. SEE […]

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