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The updated Golf, announced last week, will premiere in America with the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf. As well as updated looks and infotainment systems, the new Volkswagen e-Golf will also feature a bigger battery and an improved motor, giving it more power, speed and about 50 percent more range. Thanks to a new lithium-ion battery with […]

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At the launch of the updated Golf this morning, Dr Frank Welsch announced that a similarly updated e-Golf will be revealed at the LA Auto Show next week. On top of the infotainment updates and mild visual tweaks that will likely come with the new e-Golf, the next generation of Volkswagen’s all electric compact car […]

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Volkswagen is arguing that the device that precipitated the TDI scandal did not, in fact, violate European law. The move follows increasing pressure to provide European TDI owners with American-style compensation. “The software contained in vehicles with an EA-189 engine in the view of Volkswagen represents no unlawful defeat device under European law,” VW told […]

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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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Volkswagen’s first dedicated battery electric car will be revealed at next month’s Paris auto show. Speaking to German magazine WirtschaftWoche (Industry and Economy Week), Chairman, Herbert Diess said the car would have the outside dimensions of the Golf, pictured above, but offer the larger Passat’s interior space. The size means it will take on the Hyundai […]

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Chevrolet is going to try to take advantage of Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal with its revised diesel-powered Cruze. Speaking with Automotive News, GM’s vice president of global propulsion systems, Dan Nicholson, outlined Chevy’s plan to go after customers put off by Volkswagen’s diesel emissions cheating. “There are a lot of diesel intenders and diesel-loyal people […]

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In the aftermath of the massive diesel scandal, Volkswagen has confirmed it will no longer push diesel vehicles in the U.S. It’s not a huge surprise considering the fallout from cheating on diesel emissions tests, having to spend more than $15-billion in buybacks, compensation to customers, fines and investing into environmental projects. Speaking to Automotive […]

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Despite a previous settlement with U.S. authorities, VW is facing suits from U.S. states over the environmental damage caused by its illegally polluting vehicles. The German automaker is now facing legal action by three states related to the diesel scandal in which VW was found to have installed defeat devices in its diesel vehicles in […]

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) says Volkswagen’s proposed plan to fix 3.0-liter diesels is not good enough. Regulators in California have called on Volkswagen to come up with a better fix for 16,000 cars with 3.0-liter diesel engines which were illegally fitted with defeat devices to cheat emissions tests. Those include models from the […]

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Details on exactly how Volkswagen will pay back customers and the U.S. government over its diesel emissions scandal have been finalized. To settle with owners, Volkswagen has put together a pool of $10.033 billion to cover the cost of buybacks, emissions fixes and cash settlements. The brand has also agreed to pay the US government […]

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