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Germany wants to rival Tesla’s Gigafactory in battery production to power millions of upcoming electric vehicles and for storing renewable energy. TerraE Holding GmbH will choose a company out of five candidates next month to build a 34 gigawatt-hour battery factory, according to TerraE’s chief executive Holger Gritzka. The former ThyssenKrupp executive led a consortium […]

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The fix is in for another 326,000 Volkswagen and Audi diesels with 2.0L TDI engines. The EPA and the California Air Resources Board, along with Volkswagen, announced the approval of the fix earlier today. It covers “Generation One” models, which include 2009-2014 Jetta and Jetta SportWagen models, 2010-2014 Golfs, 2013 and 2014 Beetles and 2010-2013 […]

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Oliver Schmidt, former top executive at Volkswagen’s environmental and engineering center in Michigan, is ready to plead guilty in a U.S. District Court in Detroit next month.

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We’re just 10 years away from most new cars being autonomous, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk. “It will be rare for a car to be produced in 10 years’ time that is not autonomous,” he said. Autocar reported that he was speaking at the summer meeting of the National Governance Association. That’s the organization […]

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With automakers rushing into the EV market like Forty-niners, they inevitably look towards Tesla. Volkswagen is no exception to that trend and now Herbert Diess, VW’s CEO, says the automaker will be able to “stop” the current EV-leader because it has “abilities Tesla doesn’t have.” Those abilities, for the record, are global scale and manufacturing […]

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Volkswagen has two all-electric sedans in the works says the brand’s head of experiential marketing, Greg Lucia. Recently returned from a Global Summit on future cars in Berlin, Lucia spoke to journalists about VW’s direction in Indianapolis, following the latest leg of the Global Rallycross Championship. “I was just at this event in Berlin and […]

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Throughout the entirety of Volkswagen’s diesel emission scandal, the automaker has changed its tune on several occasions. After evading scrutiny from regulators for years, it finally admitted to installing illegal defeat devices designed to fool U.S. emission testing in late 2015. However, it assured the public that no high-ranking executive had complete knowledge of the […]

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Volkswagen is looking into the possibility of building robots to complete the task of plugging your car in to charge. That’s thanks to a new Cooperation Contract between VW and Kuka, an automation specialist. The contract intensifies the partnership between the two companies that are developing robots to make future mobility easier. “In future, robots […]

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With the vehicles now fixed and supply limited, demand for vehicles affected by Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal is proving to be strong. Volkswagen was unable to sell the vehicles with its “Generation 3” 2.0-liter diesel engines until it introduced a software fix to bring vehicles within compliance of U.S. emissions laws. It did just that […]

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The California Air Resources Board this week issued a letter to Volkswagen Group asking it to provide more details on the zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure it plans to implement across the United States between 2018 and 2020. CARB’s concern is over VW’s $800 million commitment to California to build out ZEV-related investments over 10 years […]

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