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You Can’t Blame Volkswagen for Trying

On Tuesday, Volkswagen announced its plan to assemble 600,000 electric vehicles utilizing the brand’s MEB platform at two plants in China. The facilities, said to be located in the cities of Anting and Foshan, will help bolster EV volume after the completion of VW’s Zwickau plant in Germany — which the company previously claimed would manufacture 330,000 […] The post You Can’t Blame Volkswagen for Trying appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Investments, China, Germany, Corporate Strategy, Industry, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Automotive Industry, Volkswagen, EVs, Industry News, Volkswagen Group, Zwickau, Herbert Diess, Foshan


VW investing $800M in Tennessee factory to make next-generation electric vehicles

Volkswagen will spend $800 million to expand a U.S. factory that will produce the automaker’s next generation of electric vehicles. The factory in Chattanooga, Tenn. will be the company’s North American base for manufacturing electric vehicles, VW CEO Dr. Herbert Diess said during a presentation at the Detroit Auto Show on Monday. The expansion is expected to create 1,000 jobs at the plant. VW’s Chattanooga expansion is just a piece of the automaker’s broader plan to move away from diesel in the...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Europe, China, Germany, Cars, US, America, Tech, Ceo, Automotive, United States, Vw, Tennessee, Transport, Manufacturing, Volkswagen


KTM’s CEO Is Serious About Buying Ducati

Is VW Group Interested in Offloading the Brand? We reported last month that KTM’s CEO, Stefan Pierer, expressed interest in buying Ducati. It now seems that it’s little more than just a pipe dream. According to Cycle World, the CEO reportedly made an offer of $1.5 billion to VW Group for the brand. There is no word yet on whether or not VW is actually considering the offer, but I can think of $1.5 billion reasons to do so. However, as Cycle World points out, Herbert Diess is the new head honcho...
Tags: Vw, Motorcycles, Ducati, VW Group, KTM, BMW Motorrad, Müller, Matthias Müller, Herbert Diess, Motorcycle News, Stefan Pierer, Pierer, VW Group Interested, Ducati VW Group


A New Alliance? Volkswagen and Ford In Talks to Share U.S. Plants

Months of speculation fueled by the increasingly chummy relationship between Ford and Volkswagen has given way to new possibilities. The two partners, who signed a Memorandum of Understanding earlier this year, might leap further into bed than initially thought. To hear VW CEO Herbert Diess tell it, the two automakers might soon share American assembly […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Ford, Autos, Volkswagen, Herbert Diess


Ford Cautious but Optimistic Ahead of Key Volkswagen Meeting

Volkswagen’s supervisory board meets Friday to discuss how to handle the next decade of vehicle development, with CEO Herbert Diess expected to present a strategy that includes Ford as a key partner. The two automakers already have a Memorandum of Understanding with an eye on commercial vehicles, but VW could take the relationship further. Much […] The post Ford Cautious but Optimistic Ahead of Key Volkswagen Meeting appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Ford, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Volkswagen, Partnerships, Herbert Diess, Alliances, News Blog


Volkswagen CEO: Commercial Vehicles Are Nice, but How About That Ford Ranger?

After weeks and months of rumors, Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess has confirmed that a badge-engineered version of the Ranger pickup is one of the possible product tie-ups between his company and Ford. In a sit-down with Automotive News, Diess said that, while VW’s partnership with Ford is mainly focused on commercial vehicles for the […] The post Volkswagen CEO: Commercial Vehicles Are Nice, but How About That Ford Ranger? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Ford, Autos, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Group, Herbert Diess, Automotive News Diess


Volkswagen Might Put Audi on the Back Burner, Spend More Time With Ford: Report

According to sources who spoke to Reuters, Volkswagen Group has more interest in pursuing technological relationships with new partners, especially Ford, than continuing on with Audi as its main development hub. At least for a while. VW CEO Herbert Diess will reportedly unveil a 10-year plan to his company’s board later this month, part of an […] The post Volkswagen Might Put Audi on the Back Burner, Spend More Time With Ford: Report appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Green, Vw, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Volkswagen, Self-driving Cars, R&D, Audi, EVs, Partnerships, Platforms, Herbert Diess, News Blog


I.D. Buzz Cargo: VW’s New Mystery Machine For The New Age

The I.D. Buzz Cargo has a range of more than 340 miles according to Volkswagen.  The 230V socket provides power for tools and other equipment without an additional generator. When is VW going to release it? They didn’t exactly say . . .  Volkswagen has this on again, off again thing in going with the reboot of their bus. You know, the Type 2, the hippie bus. They’ve gone through several iterations with this guy. All of them would be produced. But none of them ever were. However, VW says this o...
Tags: Amazon, Tesla, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Volkswagen, North American International Auto Show, Detroit Michigan, Herbert Diess, Volkswagen of America Inc, Car News, Tony Borroz, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Buzz Cargo, Board of Management for Volkswagen


Volkswagen Preparing for Mass Firings

Volkswagen Group intends to fire a group of employees implicated in the diesel emissions fraud scandal. German prosecutors in Brunswick have identified an inner circle of 39 “suspicious engineers” it believes contributed directly to the emissions cheating. It’s expected that VW will carry out these terminations as quickly as possible, with additional waves of firings […] The post Volkswagen Preparing for Mass Firings appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Diesel, Dieselgate, Emissions Cheating, Emissions Scandal, Volkswagen Group, Brunswick, Herbert Diess, Martin Winterkorn, News Blog, Diesel Emissions Scandal, Hirings and Firings, Heinz-Jakob Neusser


Line ’em Up: Volkswagen Preparing for Mass Firings

Volkswagen Group intends to fire a group of employees implicated in the diesel emissions fraud scandal. German prosecutors in Brunswick have identified an inner circle of 39 “suspicious engineers” it believes contributed directly to the emissions cheating. It’s expected that VW will carry out these terminations as quickly as possible, with additional waves of firings […] The post Line ’em Up: Volkswagen Preparing for Mass Firings appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Diesel, Dieselgate, Emissions Cheating, Emissions Scandal, Volkswagen Group, Brunswick, Herbert Diess, Martin Winterkorn, News Blog, Diesel Emissions Scandal, Hirings and Firings, Heinz-Jakob Neusser


Documents Show Volkswagen CEO Diess Knew About Illegal Devices

Unsealed documents from a German prosecutor’s office shed light on current Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess’ knowledge of the costly diesel emissions scandal. Back in late July, 2015, Diess, having just taken the helm of the VW brand after arriving from BMW, sat in on a fateful meeting, German magazine Der Spiegel reports. It seems that, […] The post Documents Show Volkswagen CEO Diess Knew About Illegal Devices appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Government, Vw, Autos, Bmw, Volkswagen, Law And Order, Diesel, Defeat Devices, Der Spiegel, Herbert Diess, News Blog, Volkswagen Diesel scandal


QOTD: Model Gone Missing?

As we told you yesterday, Volkswagen’s kiboshed plan for a next-generation Beetle isn’t as final as initially thought. Seems there’s still some people — CEO Herbert Diess most of all — who wish to see the model return, if for nothing else than “emotional” appeal. If it does, it won’t appear with gasoline propulsion and […] The post QOTD: Model Gone Missing? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Heritage, Autos, Volkswagen, Qotd, Herbert Diess, News Blog, Nameplates, Question of the Day


VW’s Diess Met With Department of Justice and FBI Last Week

Volkswagen’s new chief executive officer, Herbert Diess, is believed to have met with the United States’ Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation last week to discuss the manufacturer’s emissions scandal. Details on the matter are scare at present, but the meeting would explain why the U.S. was willing to provide the CEO with a safe-passage guarantee. […] The post VW’s Diess Met With Department of Justice and FBI Last Week appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Germany, Fbi, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Law And Order, Diesel, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Crime And Punishment, Dieselgate, Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen AG, Matthias Müller, Herbert Diess, Martin Winterkorn, United States Department of Justice


U.S. Gives Volkswagen’s New Boss ‘Safe Passage’ Guarantee

Shortly after the United States formally accused former CEO of Volkswagen Martin Winterkorn of criminal wrongdoing related to the company’s diesel emission scandal, it decided to let the company’s new boss know that he’s safe to visit whenever he likes. The U.S. Justice Department has agreed to give Herbert Diess a safe-passage deal that allows him […] The post U.S. Gives Volkswagen’s New Boss ‘Safe Passage’ Guarantee appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Germany, United States, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Law And Order, Diesel, Dieselgate, Volkswagen Group, U S Justice Department, Volkswagen AG, Matthias Müller, Herbert Diess, Martin Winterkorn, News Blog, Crime & Punishment


VW names new boss to steer sweeping overhaul

Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs,Audi,Porsche,Volkswagen Continue reading VW names new boss to steer sweeping overhaul VW names new boss to steer sweeping overhaul originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 13 Apr 2018 08:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Vw, Autos, Matthias Mueller, Herbert Diess, Audi Porsche Volkswagen Continue


Volkswagen’s CEO is out following diesel scandal

Matthias Müller is out as Volkswagen CEO, amid a diesel emissions scandal that shook the world’s largest car maker. The company confirmed the move today, naming Brand Chief Herbert Diess to the top job in his stead. Müller had only been in the top role for three years, and while the chief executive was never charged in the scandal, many in the industry believe that he didn’t impose changes quickly enough after information came to light. This time last year, the company was hit with a $2.8 ...
Tags: Tech, Bbc, Automotive, Vw, Bmw, Volkswagen, Group, Volkswagen Group, Müller, Matthias Müller, Herbert Diess, Diess, Hans Dieter Pötsch, NBC Volkswagen


Diess Named Volkswagen Group CEO As Company Plans a New Way of Managing Brands

Volkswagen brand chief Herbert Diess, 59, now pulls all the levers at Volkswagen Group. On Thursday, the automaker’s supervisory board appointed Diess as CEO and said goodbye to Matthias Müller, who stepped down from the top position “by mutual agreement,” effective immediately. The shakeup at the top comes as Volkswagen Group changes the way it […] The post Diess Named Volkswagen Group CEO As Company Plans a New Way of Managing Brands appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: People, Vw, Corporate Governance, Autos, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Group, Matthias Müller, Herbert Diess, News Blog, Diess, Shakeups, Diess Named Volkswagen Group CEO As Company Plans


VW's warring stakeholders to hash out new strategy

Filed under: Etc.,UAW/Unions,Audi,Porsche,Volkswagen Volkswagen directors will meet on Thursday to discuss a far-reaching shake-up of its structure and leadership, in a test of unity for the car and truck maker's often divided management, labor chiefs and other stakeholders.Continue reading VW's warring stakeholders to hash out new strategy VW's warring stakeholders to hash out new strategy originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 12 Apr 2018 10:00:00 EDT...
Tags: Featured, Vw, Autos, Matthias Mueller, Herbert Diess, UAW Unions Audi Porsche Volkswagen Volkswagen


Volkswagen ‘Considering’ Replacing CEO Matthias Müller With the Diess Man

Volkswagen Group is thinking about replacing chief executive Matthias Müller with the head of its VW brand, Herbert Diess. According to inside sources, however, the decision already appears to have been made. When questioned about staffing changes, the company said it was “considering evolving the leadership structure” as it relates to the the management board — […] The post Volkswagen ‘Considering’ Replacing CEO Matthias Müller With the Diess Man appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Industry, Vw, Autos, Automotive Industry, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Group, Matthias Müller, Herbert Diess, Martin Winterkorn, Andreas Renschler, News Blog, Piech, Porsche SE, Hiring And Firing, Staffing Changes, Structural Changes


VW Arteon Shooting Brake imagined – Rendering

Volkswagen CEO Dr. Herbert Diess confirmed at the Annual Media Conference last...
Tags: Autos, Volkswagen, Herbert Diess, Renderings, VW Arteon, VW Arteon Shooting Brake


The 5 Percent Solution: Volkswagen’s Not Giving up on Its U.S. Market Share Dream

Volkswagen doesn’t make much of a fuss about becoming the world’s largest automaker these days, mainly because it’s already cleared that hurdle — and in the wake of the diesel emissions scandal, no less. In the United States, however, one long-helg goal remains elusive: reaching a 5 percent market share. While the automaker claims its […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Industry, United States, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Market Share, Herbert Diess, News Blog, Product Planning, Sales Targets


Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet SUV Confirmed, Coming 2020

So far only the plucky Brits at Jaguar Land Rover have had the stones to make an open-top SUV in form of the Evoque Convertible, and even they are not fully happy with what they have done. Still, Volkswagen looked at that car and decided they want some of that action and green lighted the rumored T-Roc Cabriolet, the brand’s first and the world’s second mass-produced topless SUV. The thing is though, the upcoming Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet, which is set for 2020 debut, could prove a lot more...
Tags: Vw, Autos, Jaguar Land Rover, Volkswagen, Roc, Herbert Diess, Evoque, Osnabruck, Roc Cabriolet, Volkswagen T Roc Cabriolet, Volkswagen T Roc Cabriolet SUV


Volkswagen, NVIDIA Showcase Deep Learning Vehicle Platform At CES

It looks like Volkswagen is serious about all the stuff they’ve been saying. Yes, there will be a new minibus. Yes, they are going EV in a big way. Yes, they are very serious about technology integration. After the disaster – financial, reputation-wise and such – that was dieselgate, VW knows they have to turn things around, and from this year’s CES show in Las Vegas, they fired the first shot. The brief sketch here is that Volkswagen and NVIDIA (the company that makes really hot graphics cards...
Tags: Feature, Ces, Vw, Nvidia, Autos, Las Vegas, Volkswagen, Car Tech, Herbert Diess, Volkswagen of America Inc, Car News, Future Of Transportation, Tony Borroz, Volkswagen NVIDIA, Intelligent Co Pilot The Intelligent Co Pilot, Volkswagen Autonomous


Tennessee is Likely Locale for Volkswagen’s New EV Factory

Last month, Volkswagen global brand head Herbert Diess said that Chattanooga would be the likely location for the company’s new electric vehicle plant. But he was also careful to specify that VW had made “no formal decision” on the matter. While it’s always best to wait for the press release to say anything definitive, the automaker […] The post Tennessee is Likely Locale for Volkswagen’s New EV Factory appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Tennessee, Autos, Volkswagen, Chattanooga, Herbert Diess


VW CEO sees 'strong' Nov/Dec sales, new record in 2017

Filed under: Earnings/Financials,Green,UAW/Unions,Audi,Porsche,Volkswagen,Emissions "In many places we are still too slow, too bureaucratic and too hierarchical."Continue reading VW CEO sees 'strong' Nov/Dec sales, new record in 2017 VW CEO sees 'strong' Nov/Dec sales, new record in 2017 originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 29 Nov 2017 16:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Sales, Report, Vw, Autos, Dieselgate, Matthias Mueller, Herbert Diess, UAW Unions Audi Porsche Volkswagen


Is The VW Up Going To Get Killed Off In Europe?

Judging by comments from VW boss Dr. Herbert Diess at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the future of the Up in Europe is looking precarious
Tags: Europe, Frankfurt, Vw, Autos, Herbert Diess


The VW Microbus is back, but this time it’s battery-powered

VW I.D. Buzz concept. Photos courtesy Volkswagen of America. “Iconic” is an overused adjective, but in the case of the Volkswagen microbus, officially the “Type 2 Transporter,” it’s a fitting one. The van, indelibly linked to the 1960s, carries a shape that’s almost universally recognized, and despite its shortcomings, restored examples of early Type 2s continue to sell for six-figure prices. Volkswagen hasn’t sold a bus here (excluding the Chrysler-built Routan minivan) since 2003, but thanks...
Tags: Vw, Autos, Chrysler, Volkswagen, Buzz, Volkswagen Microbus, Herbert Diess, Vans, Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car, Alt-power Vehicles, Battery Electric Vehicle, Volkswagen ID Buzz, VW Transporter, VW Type 2, Volkswagen of America Iconic, Modular Electric Drive Kit MEB


Forget Volkswagen’s ‘800,000 Sales by 2018’ Goal – VW’s New Goal Is 5 Percent U.S. Market Share by 2020

In 2009, during the depths of a global financial crisis the likes of which generations had never seen, Volkswagen of America set forth on a nine-year plan that would more than triple sales to 800,000 units in 2018. Stuff happened. A crisis (or two) got in the way. An overly Americanized product lineup lacking in […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Industry, Vw, 2020, Autos, Volkswagen, Forecasts, Market Share, Herbert Diess, News Blog, Future Vehicles, U.S. auto sales, Volkswagen of America, July 2017 Sales


Volkswagen to Bring Back the "Magic Bus," This Time Electric-Powered

Volkswagen, whose reputation is still reeling from their emissions-cheating scandal, desperately needs a hit product. The company is unique in that they had the world's longest-running, most-produced car ever in their venerable Beetle, a/k/a the Type 1; between 1938 and 2003, some 21.5 million rolled off of assembly lines on several continents. So iconic was the Beetle's design that VW was able to resurrect it in the '90s, and an iteration of it is still being produced today. If there's one othe...
Tags: Design, Cars, Vw, Geneva, Volkswagen, Nissan, Detroit, Sustainable Design, Kombi, Herbert Diess, Aldous Huxley, Time Electric Powered, Volkswagen Hinrich J Woebcken, Eckhard Scholz With Level


Golf GTE Becomes 150 Millionth VW Produced at Wolfsburg Plant

Volkswagen achieved a significant milestone yesterday as the 150 Millionth production vehicle rolled off the assembly line at their Wolfsburg plant. The milestone car was a blue Golf GTE, symbolizing the future of mobility at Volkswagen as they celebrate the past. The Golf is only one of over 60 models Volkswagen produces worldwide.  The production of the 150th million vehicle does not mean in any way that VW is slowing down. In fact, they are in expansion mode, planning to launch over 10 ne...
Tags: Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Wolfsburg, GTE, Herbert Diess, Assembly Hall, Board of Management, Wolfsburg Plant



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