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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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Volkswagen has unveiled yet another hybrid SUV concept at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show, but this one could actually preview a vehicle that could soon be introduced into the VW lineup. Called the Volkswagen T-Prime Concept GTE, the full-sized plug-in hybrid SUV has a theoretical electric driving range of 31 miles and a combined fuel […]

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A framework deal to buy back nearly half a million 2.0-liter diesel vehicles equipped with cheating devices has been reached between Volkswagen AG and U.S. officials. According to Reuters, this settlement still in process of the so-called Dieselgate scandal revealed last September would include TDI versions of the VW Jetta, Golf, and Audi A3. Not […]

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Volkswagen doesn’t think that a trial will be needed this summer to settle damages over its cheating diesels in the U.S. Volkswagen has a court hearing set for Thursday, and in an agenda for the meeting, Volkswagen says that it does “not believe” that an expedited trial is going to be necessary once the judge […]

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Maryland-based Paice LLC is suing Volkswagen for infringement of its patents, and is seeking an order to block VW hybrids from being imported. Paice says it worked with Volkswagen from 1999 to 2004, “teaching its patented hybrid technology to VW,” according to the complaint files with the International Trade Commission. After being taught this intellectual […]

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French automaker PSA Peugeot Citroen has a plan to add 26 new cars, eight new commercial vehicles, and a pickup truck to its lineup. Included in that plan will be seven plug-in hybrids and four EVs. PSA Peugeot Citroen is looking to increase profits following a bailout two years ago. The company is Europe’s second […]

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Three Volkswagen dealers owned by Illinois-based Napleton Automotive Group have filed a lawsuit against the automaker alleging damages caused by the VW diesel emissions scandal. The suit circumvents efforts made by a VW dealer council to work directly with Volkswagen AG to avoid dealer lawsuits, according to Automotive News. The lawsuit filed by Seattle-based law […]

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