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Taking a small step forward down a long road to change a soiled reputation, Volkswagen says it will build electric cars in North America by 2020. During an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Hinrich Woebcken, the new head of Volkswagen AG’s U.S. operations said that a plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee and a facility in […]

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Volkswagen received some good news and some bad news regarding its tainted Dieselgate scandal. The good news: Germany won’t fine the automaker for its cheating diesel device. The bad news: A consumer group in Europe says VW’s technical software fix spews out 25 percent more NOx after the removal of the defeat-device software. NOx (nitrogen […]

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The partnerships between carmakers and tech companies to develop self-driving cars has grabbed headlines for some time, but that’s not the only automotive technology seeing supplier-automaker collaboration. Volkswagen and South Korean LG Electronics announced they will jointly create a next-generation cloud-based infotainment technology for connected cars “over the coming years.” The first step is to […]

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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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