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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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Volkswagen is being sued for $3.7 billion by investors worldwide. The company is already dealing with lawsuits in the U.S. over its dieselgate scandal, and now 278 institutional investors from around the world are filing a lawsuit against Volkswagen AG in Germany. The suit claims that the German automaker failed to publish information about the […]

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If charges under a complaint announced as due to be filed last month are levied to the full, VW/Audi faces fines, as do two un-named company officials with a seven-year prison term also possible. The companies, which are atop imported car sales charts in South Korea, have been on the defensive after admitting to falsifying […]

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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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