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An electric Thing? VW Thing could return as EV, chairman says (or electric Beetle)

An electric Thing? VW Thing could return as EV, chairman says (or electric Beetle)

As it gears up for volume production of battery-electric cars starting in 2019, Volkswagen Group spends a lot of time talking to the press about its future plans for the vehicles. We already know its first electric car that year will be the compact hatchback Volkswagen ID, and the first to be sold... read more

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Oslo street scene: Nissan Leaf, Volkswagen e-Golf, Tesla Model S, July 2015

VW targets Tesla with both barrels, views electric-car maker as important rival

The list of people and companies who want to be or want to make the "Tesla Fighter" is long and storied. Volkswagen has had some good things to say about the California-based... read more October 27, 2017 by


 
Teaser for Volkswagen’s entry for 2018 Pikes Pike International Hill Climb

Volkswagen targets Pikes Peak with electric-car tech from future models

The next Pikes Peak International Hill Climb race is eight months away still, so a press release on a carmaker's entry into next June's event comes out of left field. But for... read more October 19, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen e-Delivery

VW plans for electric trucks and buses, starting production next year

Volkswagen Group has now detailed its aggressive electrification timeline for every part of its vehicle operations, including heavy trucks, setting lofty goals for... read more October 16, 2017 by


 
2006 Volkswagen Phaeton

Volkswagen to show flagship all-electric ID sedan in Geneva: Phaeton successor?

The long, strange, sad saga of the now-defunct Volkswagen Phaeton will likely go down as an asterisk in VW's long history. The pet project of now-departed VW Group chairman... read more September 26, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen ID Buzz Concept

VW Group makes 300 models globally, will electrify them all by 2030

Along with the gleaming concept cars and new production models unveiled at last week's Frankfurt auto show, auto-company executives also make news. Often a company's CEO or... read more September 22, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Which company's electric-car success will surprise us? Poll results

Predicting the future is always hazardous, but for the auto industry, this is a particularly uncertain time. Four trends—electrification, connectivity, autonomy, and... read more September 12, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen ID Crozz II concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show

Volkswagen ID Crozz electric crossover concept updated at Frankfurt show

Germany's giant VW Group has said, several times, that it will have 30 different electric cars on sale globally by 2025. Over the last year, it's unveiled three different... read more September 12, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

Want to buy a used, updated Volkswagen TDI diesel car? Your VW dealer will get first dibs

Updated Volkswagen diesel vehicles with new engine software will soon be back on the market, but those looking to buy one will have to wait for their local dealership... read more September 10, 2017 by


 
2017 Audi RS 7

Audi diesel: another shoe drops as top VW Group execs implicated

It has been nearly two years since Volkswagen came clean and admitted its "clean diesel" engines were actually quite dirty. In 2015, a VW engineer admitted the TDI diesel... read more August 28, 2017 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

VW engineer gets 40 months in jail, $200K fine, for diesel cheating role

Former Volkswagen employee James Liang was sentenced in Detroit on Friday to serve 40 months in prison and pay a $200,000 fine for his role in the global Volkswagen... read more August 26, 2017 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

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... read more August 11, 2017 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

VW exec to plead guilty to diesel cheating charges after jail, house arrest

It has been almost two years since Volkswagen changed the prospects for diesel-powered cars when it admitted to eight years' worth of cheating on emissions tests for its... read more August 4, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen ID model lineup, Photo: Groenl7

Volkswagen's 5 electric cars start in 2019: what we know so far

As Volkswagen works to look toward the future, following its damaging diesel deceit, electric cars and plug-in vehicles will be front and center in its product publicity. The... read more July 24, 2017 by


 
2014 BMW 328d

EU investigating diesel collusion among Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, VW: report

As numerous political probes over the years have famously shown, once investigators dig into the circumstances around an alleged crime, anything can happen. The September... read more July 21, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen ID model 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


 

 
 

 
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