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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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Volkswagen Group is sorry about the emissions cheating it foisted on 11 million car buyers the last seven years or more. It’s so sorry in fact that it says it will introduce on average three battery electric vehicles annually for the next 10 years. Better than bread and circuses for plug-in fans, these 30 all-new […]

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In a bid to make more relevant electric cars, Volkswagen is contemplating a new modular chassis architecture that could save cost and time in developing purpose-built EVs. Called “MEB,” the battery in-flat-floor architecture could serve as the underpinnings of a new all-electric Phaeton by 2020, but VW engineers say more is possible. The BUDD-e concept […]

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Mercedes, Audi, Opel, Volkswagen and Porsche have announced a recall action that will see 630,000 vehicles brought in to fix their emissions management software. The German government found the emissions discrepancies after a broad range of tests were ordered following the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal. While many vehicles were found to be polluting too much, […]

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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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