VW Group

Cutting carbon, meeting real-life emission tests, new electric cars to hurt profits, VW says

Cutting carbon, meeting real-life emission tests, new electric cars to hurt profits, VW says

Well, that's awkward. At its annual media briefing on Wednesday, Volkswagen Group executives said the costs of meeting new emission tests in the EU, lowering carbon emissions globally, and launching multiple new electric models would eat into the company's profits. With the company's diesels in... read more

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Volkswagen TDI diesel cars stored at Pontiac Silverdome (Photo by Jalopnik)

VW extends dirty-diesel bonus in Germany; 8 percent traded for new electric car

A scrappage scheme in Germany launched by Volkswagen to take the dirtiest diesels off the road has been extended beyond its planned end date of this month. Two years after... read more December 20, 2017 by

1973 Volkswagen Thing

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... read more December 10, 2017 by

Oliver Schmidt

VW Dieselgate exec Schmidt gets maximum jail sentence: 7 years

A Volkswagen manager who pleaded guilty to deceiving regulators in the United States over the emissions of the company's TDI diesel engines has been sentenced to the maximum... read more December 7, 2017 by

Volkswagen ID Crozz concept

Volkswagen ID Crozz electric SUV to launch in US in 2020

A production vehicle based on the Volkswagen ID Crozz all-electric compact crossover will be launched in the U.S. market during 2020, VW said. The announcement came at a... read more November 28, 2017 by

Porsche Mission E concept electric car

Porsche will thrive, remain profitable when sports car are electric: CFO

Luxury and sports car maker Porsche isn't concerned with the sweeping changes vehicle electrification will bring. In fact, the brand believes it will maintain its steady... read more November 8, 2017 by

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

2018 Volkswagen ID R Pikes Peak race car

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



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