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Volkswagen boss Herbert Diess is championing the development of an all-electric car that he hopes will help VW shed some of the negative light cast by the diesel emissions scandal. Diess put out the challenge to VW’s engineers, saying that the car should be as iconic as the Golf and have an electric range of […]

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Volkswagen is expected to offer generous compensation packages for the owners affected by its diesel scandal. Although the German automaker has not determined whether vehicle owners will receive cash, car buy-backs, repairs or replacement vehicles, Kenneth Feinberg, the attorney VW hired to oversee the claims process, believes an overwhelming majority will accept the eventual compensation […]

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has rejected Volkswagen’s proposed diesel fix. The state said that the German automaker’s proposed fix was not adequate or fast enough, and that it would continue its investigation in addition to talks with Volkswagen to find a reasonable fix. No immediate penalties were assessed by California regulators but it […]

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The U.S. attorney general is reportedly having a hard time getting information from Volkswagen regarding the diesel emissions scandal. The automaker is citing German privacy laws as an excuse not to provide emails or other communications among its executives to U.S. officials, impeding the investigation. Recently, the U.S. Justice Department said that Volkswagen has “impeded […]

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Volkswagen has released a short teaser video for its upcoming concept that will debut at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show. Rumored to be an all-electric Microbus, the upcoming concept will bow in Las Vegas, Nevada, early next year. Based on what the video reveals, it does appear to be a minivan-esque concept sporting LED headlights, […]

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Volkswagen has hired attorney Kenneth Feinberg, the same man who was responsible for handling the GM ignition switch compensation fund. Feinberg will be in charge of designing and administering an independent claims resolution program for the German automaker’s recent TDI scandal. Volkswagen is turning to Feinberg’s expertise and believes the veteran attorney will develop an […]

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Volkswagen has acknowledged that it needs to make changes to its testing practices following the massive diesel scandal. After announcing that the CO2 issue with its TDI models is much smaller than expected, the German automaker has outlined some changes it plans to make in hopes of avoiding another controversy. For starters, Volkswagen has admitted […]

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Adding a turbocharger to a small displacement four-cylinder engine is becoming a common pairing for car companies wanting to boost both power and fuel mileage. Uncommon on the other hand would be combining that with gasoline-electric hybrid technology, but that’s what Volkswagen did with the Jetta Hybrid. While you won’t see turbo in the name, […]

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Volkswagen has confirmed that its 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel V6 engine also cheated on EPA diesel emissions tests. The engine is used in various Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen models including the Cayenne SUV which is currently under a stop-sale order. Originally Volkswagen denied the charges by the EPA, but the German automaker has now told regulators […]

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Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), said she is “delighted” by Volkswagen’s diesel scandal because of the possible implications it may have for electrified vehicles. Speaking at an event this week hosted by The Christian Science Monitor, Figueres commented on how the scandal may lead to positive […]

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