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If just some of the automakers who’ve made statements committing to electrify a large percentage or all of their future products stay true to their word, the world ought to be swimming in plug-in cars by mid next decade. Or sooner. Or so one might think given relatively radical projections made by automakers who only […]

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Utility companies, charging technology companies, and oil operators are jockeying for position to spur development of electric vehicle charging station networks across Europe. With limited space at highway rest stops and lack of existing infrastructure across Europe, companies such as Britain-based InstaVolt, ChargePoint, and Engie are racing to develop or build partnerships with providers to […]

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Seeking to create a mass market for EVs, Volkswagen is ramping up its investment in electric technology, planning to invest more than $24 billion in zero-emission vehicles over the next 10 to 12 years. In a statement yesterday, VW explained it expects to introduce up to 80 new electric cars by the year 2025, a […]

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Volkswagen is envisioning a new Scirocco, reimagined as a sporty two-door EV coupe. A few days ago, we brought you news of VW’s I.D. Buzz, a vehicle built on the all-electric MEB platform. Now, we learn of an upcoming Scirocco may be built on it as well. Speaking to the folks at AutoExpress, Frank Welsch, […]

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Volkswagen has confirmed its electric version of the Microbus will be on sale in 2022. A number of variants will be built, including a model which will have a total drive system output of 369 horsepower from electric motors on each axle to shuttle power to all four wheels. A massive 111 kWh battery pack […]

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Oliver Schmidt, former top executive at Volkswagen’s environmental and engineering center in Michigan, is ready to plead guilty in a U.S. District Court in Detroit next month.

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With automakers rushing into the EV market like Forty-niners, they inevitably look towards Tesla. Volkswagen is no exception to that trend and now Herbert Diess, VW’s CEO, says the automaker will be able to “stop” the current EV-leader because it has “abilities Tesla doesn’t have.” Those abilities, for the record, are global scale and manufacturing […]

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Volkswagen has two all-electric sedans in the works says the brand’s head of experiential marketing, Greg Lucia. Recently returned from a Global Summit on future cars in Berlin, Lucia spoke to journalists about VW’s direction in Indianapolis, following the latest leg of the Global Rallycross Championship. “I was just at this event in Berlin and […]

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Throughout the entirety of Volkswagen’s diesel emission scandal, the automaker has changed its tune on several occasions. After evading scrutiny from regulators for years, it finally admitted to installing illegal defeat devices designed to fool U.S. emission testing in late 2015. However, it assured the public that no high-ranking executive had complete knowledge of the […]

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Volkswagen is looking into the possibility of building robots to complete the task of plugging your car in to charge. That’s thanks to a new Cooperation Contract between VW and Kuka, an automation specialist. The contract intensifies the partnership between the two companies that are developing robots to make future mobility easier. “In future, robots […]

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