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Skoda Auto will be revealing its first electric and autonomous vehicle late next month at the Shanghai Motor Show. The Czech Republic-based Volkswagen subsidiary announced it will be showing the Vision E concept all-electric SUV, and that it embodies the brand’s interpretation of electric vehicles. The company claims the Vision E SUV coupe will be […]

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It’s no secret that Beetle sales are less than stellar and that’s led to rumors about the car’s future. Volkswagen doesn’t want to drop the idea of the Beetle altogether, because the nameplate holds such a special place in its history. Klaus Bischoff, head of VW design, called the current Beetle one of his favorite […]

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Volkswagen is combining its past and future with its latest concept, an all-electric van that takes its inspiration from the Microbus. This is the second vehicle in the I.D. family and will also be based on the Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB) platform, a new scalable platform that will underpin a number of new electric […]

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Volkswagen AG yesterday agreed to a $1 billion settlement to fix or buy back 80,000 polluting 3.0-liter V-6 diesel vehicles in another, but not the last, step to put its diesel emissions scandal behind it. The affected vehicles include models from Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen that were equipped with software to cheat U.S. emission standards. […]

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This week Volkswagen revealed a new strategy to overcome its dieselgate woes: discontinue sales of diesel cars in the U.S and start production of battery electric vehicles in North America in 2021. The diesel news was first reported by European business daily Handelsblat, and was followed by a VW press release stating that the German […]

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BMW is aiming to sell 100,000 all-electric and plug-in models by next year. That would be a two-thirds increase over the automaker’s expected 60,000 deliveries of battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles this year. BMW has sold about 100,000 of those vehicles since 2013. SEE ALSO: 2017 BMW i3 EPA Rated For 114 Miles Range German […]

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) discovered cheating software on popular Audi models that were rigged to produce lower CO2 emissions implicated in global warming during lab testing than in normal driving. The device was installed on thousands of Audi A6 and A8 sedans and Q5 sport-utility vehicles that are equipped with the AL 551 […]

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DC fast-charge-capable electric cars are already sold in the U.S., many more models are pending, and while advocates have uttered frustration that only Tesla has a nationwide network enabling long-distance driving, this state of affairs may soon be greatly relieved. And the irony is rich. Money from the former purveyors of diesels who once sought […]

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A number of Volkswagen AG designs registered to the World Intellectual Property Organization became public this weekend, giving big hints to what VW’s future intentions and designs are. In all, 23 vehicle designs were released when the filing became public. Among them was everything from extremely futuristic, probably autonomous designs to a transport truck, and […]

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Could the next Volkswagen Beetle have a rear motor and be an EV? Green Car Reports cites an un-named source from the Paris Motor Show which speculated that when the current Beetle is redesigned for 2019, there’s a chance that instead of sharing the MQB platform with vehicles like the Golf – which is the […]

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