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VW, Mercedes, Opel, Fiat launch buybacks of dirtiest diesels in Europe

VW, Mercedes, Opel, Fiat launch buybacks of dirtiest diesels in Europe

Almost two years ago, the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal burst into public view, and nothing has been quite the same since then. The news that VW Group engineers had deliberately cheated on eight years of emission tests for the "clean diesels" sold by Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche sent... read more

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Volkswagen I.D. lineup, Photo: Groenl7

VW intends to price its ID electric car five-door hatchback aggressively

Volkswagen intends to take on the growing global electric-car market in an aggressive way, given the automaker's range of I.D. electric-vehicle concepts over the last couple... read more July 19, 2017 by


 
2014 Audi A7 TDI

Tough Audi decision alleged: diesel-emission gear or profitable high-end audio systems?

Although it's not been in U.S. news much lately, the VW diesel scandal continues to unfold in Germany, as prosecutors continue their investigations over whether criminal acts... read more July 18, 2017 by


 
Tesla Gigafactory battery plant in Nevada

VW says it needs '40 gigafactories' for electric-car batteries by 2025

VW Group remains one of the world's three largest carmakers, along with Toyota and General Motors, but the German automaker foresees challenges ahead. Specifically... read more July 11, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen ID Buzz concept, 2017 Detroit auto show

All-electric VW ID Buzz Microbus confirmed for production

Working to redirect attention from its diesel-emission scandal—soon to wind down in the U.S. but ongoing in Europe—Volkswagen Group has talked a lot about its... read more June 20, 2017 by


 
2017 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T S Auto Grille

Will VW Group's electric cars "leapfrog" Tesla by 2025? Poll results

Looking back from the 2020s or 2030s, it's entirely likely that the unexpected arrival of Tesla Motors was a major force—along with legislation, perhaps the major... read more May 31, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

Extent of Volkswagen diesel deceit detailed in new book

It's getting close to two years since Volkswagen admitted it had installed "defeat device" software on hundreds of thousands of diesel vehicles sold in the U.S. The fact that... read more May 12, 2017 by


 
2017 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T Dune Auto Grille

VW to Tesla: 'Anything you can do, we can do better'

With a new book imminent that gives new details on its diesel-emission cheating scandal, Volkswagen Group continues to struggle for positive corporate PR. Yet the company... read more May 8, 2017 by


 
Teaser for Volkswagen ID SUV Concept debuting at 2017 Shanghai auto show

Volkswagen teases electric crossover for Shanghai auto show

Volkswagen appears to be quite clearly committed to an ambitious program of electric cars following its diesel emission scandal. But aside from two adapted models launched a... read more April 13, 2017 by


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

After Tesla, which automaker is best in electric cars? Poll results

Regardless of the number of cars they've sold—fewer than the Renault-Nissan alliance—Tesla is undoubtedly the best-known electric-car maker in the world. It... read more April 12, 2017 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

Modified European VW diesels 'undrivable,' say some owners

Most of the Volkswagen and Audi diesel cars sold in the U.S. from 2009 through 2015 are likely to be bought back from their owners, probably leaving fewer than 100,000 on... read more March 29, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept, 2017 Detroit auto show

First high-volume VW electric car must arrive by 2020, CEO says, mostly for China

As it tries to put the ongoing diesel-emissions scandal behind it, VW Group is focusing its future on electric cars. The Volkswagen brand within the sprawling German company... read more March 22, 2017 by


 
2016 Audi A3 e-Tron Sportback, San Francisco Bay Area, Oct 2015

After Audi e-tron, next electric car to be compact BMW i3 competitor

Next year, the Audi e-tron luxury electric crossover is expected to arrive at U.S. dealers, bringing Audi into direct competition with the Tesla Model X roughly three years... read more March 15, 2017 by


 
Ferdinand Piech, chairman and CEO of Volkswagen Group, at 2000 Paris Motor Show

VW Board vs ex-CEO Piech: rancor erupts over diesel cheating lies

Statements from the boards of directors of automakers are generally dry, dispassionate, and formal. So the language of a terse item issued yesterday by the board of... read more February 9, 2017 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

VW settles diesel cheating cases: felony pleas, $4.3 billion fines

Last week, Volkswagen settled an array of criminal and civil charges over its 16-month-old diesel scandal with the U.S. Justice Department. The news of the settlement was... read more January 16, 2017 by


 
Handcuffs

5 more VW diesel execs indicted, including R&D head, after weekend arrest

On Wednesday, six senior VW Group executives were indicted by the Justice Department on multiple counts of conspiracy and intent to defraud. The charges include conspiracy to... read more January 13, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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