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Volkswagen expects to build fast DC charging sites in the U.S. over the next two years that would rival and in some ways exceed today’s Tesla Supercharger network. This news comes via a draft plan released by the California Air Resources Board yesterday in advance of a board meeting later this month. Final approval of […]

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Volkswagen’s GTI badge will lead the way forward for electric cars that are “fun to drive.” Last year, Volkswagen boldly stated that it plans to sell one million battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids internationally by 2025. While the VW I.D. Buzz – an all-electric van with a range of 270 miles unveiled in Detroit – […]

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No car show these days would be complete without a sufficient helping of green car news, and this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit does not disappoint. Several concept cars and actual products pending were rolled out this week during media previews to show that automakers wish to be taken seriously about what […]

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Volkswagen’s all-electric I.D. Buzz Microbus Concept made its world debut at today’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The I.D. Buzz is part of VW’s plan to sell one million battery-electric vehicles worldwide by 2025 beginning with the I.D. hatchback in 2020, that was introduced at last year’s Paris Motor Show. One of few […]

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Volkswagen is combining its past and future with its latest concept, an all-electric van that takes its inspiration from the Microbus. This is the second vehicle in the I.D. family and will also be based on the Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB) platform, a new scalable platform that will underpin a number of new electric […]

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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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