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Germany Engineering Firm Pleads Guilty to Involvement in VW Emissions Scandal

IAV GmbH, the German engineering company co-owned by Volkswagen Group, plead guilty to a felony count of conspiracy in a U.S. District Court on Friday, to the surprise of absolutely no one. Last month, authorities said the firm had already agreed to a guilty plea and multi-million-dollar fine for its role in helping Volkswagen Group develop […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Germany, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Audi, Industry News, Dieselgate, U S District Court, Volkswagen Group, News Blog, Diesel Emissions, Diesel Emissions Scandal, IAV, Defeat Device, Hot Legal Action, Illegal Software


Volkswagen says it will pay Indian fine even as it appeals

NEW DELHI (AP) — Volkswagen Group says that it will pay a fine of 1 billion rupees ($14.2 million) imposed by India for installing software that allegedly cheated pollution testing devices, though it is still appealing the order.A... [Author: [email protected]]
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Ford and Volkswagen Announce Alliance; Joint Pickup Project Is a Go

Months of speculation and rumors came to an end in Detroit Tuesday, as auto giants Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group officially announced they will take their relationship to the next level. After signing a Memorandum of Understanding last year, initially to explore joint commercial vehicle production, the two automakers now say their pact will […] The post Ford and Volkswagen Announce Alliance; Joint Pickup Project Is a Go appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Detroit, Ford Motor Company, Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen Announce Alliance


Volkswagen, Ford alliance: The start of a complicated friendship at the Detroit auto show

It makes sense that Volkswagen Group and Ford Motor Co. want to team up. But if history is any guide, these types of alliances can end badly.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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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


The head of Daimler Trucks, one of the biggest truck makers in the world, reveals what he really thinks about Tesla's semi (TSLA)

Daimler Trucks CEO Martin Daum told Business Insider that he thinks Tesla's electric truck is 'fun,' but that he takes competition from them seriously. Daum also said that cracking the market for Tesla will be tough, specifically because to compete in the trucking space, you need to be able to achieve global scale. Daimler Trucks, which sold more than 500,000 trucks in 2018, is a global leader in trucks, and Daum said the company intends to defend that position.  LAS VEGAS — The man who runs ...
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Volkswagen delivered 10.8 million vehicles in 2018, eyes world No.1 spot

Volkswagen Group's deliveries rose 0.9 percent to a record 10.83 million last year, the German company said on Friday, putting it neck-and-neck with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi in the race to be the world's biggest vehicle manufacturer.
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Volkswagen delivered 10.8 million cars in 2018, eyes world No.1 spot

Filed under: Earnings/Financials,Audi,Porsche,Volkswagen Waiting to hear from Toyota, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi.Continue reading Volkswagen delivered 10.8 million cars in 2018, eyes world No.1 spot Volkswagen delivered 10.8 million cars in 2018, eyes world No.1 spot originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 11 Jan 2019 08:21:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
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Volkswagen Group to Bentley: Get Your Act Together, Now

It’s a brand showcased in countless music videos over the past two decades, but that doesn’t mean it features very highly in owner Volkswagen Group’s good books. British ultra-luxury marque Bentley was just given a dressing down by its strict German guardians, told to shape up and start making money or face the consequences. The […] The post Volkswagen Group to Bentley: Get Your Act Together, Now appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Finances, Autos, Volkswagen, Bentley, Volkswagen Group, News Blog


Audi spins out Holoride to put VR in every car

Audi has spun out a new company called Holoride that aims to bring a VR experience to the backseat of every car, no matter if it’s a Ford, Mercedes or Chrysler Pacifica minivan. Holoride was announced Monday at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. While Holoride says it’s an independent company, the roots of this startup are all Audi. The automaker holds a minority interest through subsidiary Audi Electronics Venture, which developed the technology. Audi will license the technology to Holoride and the startup...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Chrysler, Vr, Virtual Reality, Las Vegas, Audi, Sdk, Consumer Electronics Show, Software Engineer, Chrysler Pacifica, Volkswagen Group, Matt Burns, Las Vegas Speedway


A year’s worth of Porsche Taycans are already reserved, mostly by Tesla owners

Porsche’s first all-electric sports car might be the most hotly anticipated vehicle of 2019. Even Tesla owners are hooked. In a , Porsche North America president and CEO Klaus Zellmer said if everyone who has placed a deposit to pre-order the car actually buys it, the Taycan will be sold out in its first year of production. Who are these early reservation customers? According to Zellmer, more than half have not owned or do not own a Porsche. More specifically, Zellmer said these potential cu...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Porsche, Electric Vehicles, Bmw, Audi, Cnet, Volkswagen Group, Oliver Blume, Wirtschaftswoche, Porsche North America, Klaus Zellmer, Zellmer, Taycan


This 1993 Bugatti EB110 was the dawn of a new era

Long before Volkswagen Group ownership and the Bugatti Veyron, the EB110 was making headlines with its 213mph top speed and quad-turbo V12 engine
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Audi names interim chief Bram Schot CEO

Audi has a new CEO. Bram Schot was just named the car company’s chief executive after serving in that role on an interim basis since June. He was appointed to the spot after  then-CEO Rupert Stadler was arrested in Germany on charges surrounding the emissions scandal. The CEO appointment takes effect on January 1, 2019. Schot was previously on the Board of Management Member for Sales and Marketing for Audi. He joined the Volkswagen Group in 2011 as an overseer of strategic procjects in Group ...
Tags: Germany, Tech, Automotive, Vw, Audi, Volkswagen Group, Rupert Stadler, Bram Schot, Board of Management Member for Sales and Marketing, VW Commercial Vehicles Schot


Volkswagen Wants to Own the Fastest Car at the Nürburgring

Having already set a lap record for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb this year, Volkswagen’s I.D. R has served the company well. Intended to showcase the brand’s might in electrification, the blisteringly fast R is as much a purpose-built track car as it is a marketing tool, and its long-term plans involve setting more […] The post Volkswagen Wants to Own the Fastest Car at the Nürburgring appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Racing, Vw, Records, Autos, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Group, Nurburgring, Volkswagen AG, Volkswagen Motorsport, News Blog, Lap Times, Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, I.D. R


Volkswagen CEO: Trump 'has a point,' so we may make cars at Ford plants

Volkswagen Group is in talks with Ford Motor Co. to potentially make some VW vehicles at Ford plants in the U.S., CEO Herbert DIess said.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Audi to spend nearly $16 billion on self-driving car tech, electrification through 2023

Audi, the Germany luxury automaker under VW Group, said Tuesday it will invest 14 billion euros ($15.95 billion) over the next five years on future transportation technologies such as electric mobility, autonomous driving and digital services. These investments, made through 2023, will include spending on property, factories and equipment as well as research and development. Audi’s total projected expenditure for the 5-year planning period will be 40 billion euros ($45.6 billion), the company...
Tags: Transportation, Germany, America, Tech, Automotive, Volkswagen, Audi, Volkswagen Group, VW Group, Scott Keogh, Digital Services, Bram Schot, Board of Management of Audi Audi


Porsche’s Internal Conflict Over Electrifying the 911

Porsche unveiled the 992 Series of the 911 at the LA Auto Show this past week, providing a model that ought to keep the brand’s most-ardent with little to complain about. The 2020 model year hasn’t reinvented the 911 so much as it has refined it — adding power to the pre-existing 3.0-liter flat six via a […] The post Porsche’s Internal Conflict Over Electrifying the 911 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: 911, Porsche, Autos, La Auto Show, Volkswagen Group, News Blog, Product Planning, Porsche 911, 911 Hybrid, 992 Series


Audi Pulls the Sheet Off e-tron GT Concept in LA

After some healthy automotive foreplay, Audi finally took the wraps off its new e-tron GT Concept at the LA Auto Show. Offering the best elements of the brand’s design language, the vehicle previews a production model that’s scheduled to appear late in 2020, as well as Porsche’s upcoming Taycan EV — which will share the Audi’s drivetrain […] The post Audi Pulls the Sheet Off e-tron GT Concept in LA appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: La, Porsche, Electric Vehicles, Autos, La Auto Show, Concept Cars, Audi, EVs, Electric Cars, Volkswagen Group, News Blog, Audi E-tron Gt, Audi E-tron Gt Concept, Tesla Killers


Readying the Spork: The 2020 Audi Q4

Audi has confirmed its design team has finished applying the finishing touches on the company’s first-ever Q4. Its job will be to tackle the increasingly popular subcompact luxury crossover segment populated by the likes of the Range Rover Evoque and Mercedes-Benz GLA. As such, the German brand will provide its customers with a vehicle that’ll […] The post Readying the Spork: The 2020 Audi Q4 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Audi, Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen AG, Rover Evoque, News Blog, Audi TT Offroad Concept, New Models, Audi Q4, MQB platform, 2020 Audi Q4


Audi’s e-tron GT concept is an all-electric sedan with some Porsche DNA

Audi is making room in its electric future for more than SUVs or crossovers. After a string of teasers, the German automaker finally unveiled the Audi e-tron GT concept, a four-door all-electric coupe that has some Porsche DNA sprinkled in and that looks a lot like the A7. Audi introduced the concept Wednesday during the press days of the LA Auto Show. The GT concept follows the September reveal of automaker’s first all-electric vehicle, the Audi e-tron SUV that is expected to go into volume ...
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VW turned its electric cargo van concept into a race support vehicle

VW Group has put a new spin on its all-electric I.D. Buzz Cargo van concept. This time, the German automaker has reimagined the concept as a support vehicle for the Volkswagen I.D R, the electric vehicle prototype that had a record-breaking run this year in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb competition. VW Group’s commercial vehicles unit unveiled Tuesday the I.D. Buzz Cargo van —with a livery that mimics the R’s colors and includes the course map for the race — at the 2018 LA Auto Show. V...
Tags: Europe, Tech, Automotive, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Group, VW Group, Hannover Germany, Herbert Deiss, LA Auto Show VW Group, Modular Electric Drive Kit


Volkswagen’s Dieselgate Still Going Strong in Europe

While Volkswagen’s diesel emission fiasco has died down in the United States, costing the automaker billions before going achieving dormancy, the legal fires burn brightly in Europe. On November 14th, a German court ruled that VW must reimburse the owner of a Golf the full price of the vehicle from when it was purchased in […] The post Volkswagen’s Dieselgate Still Going Strong in Europe appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Industry, United States, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Audi, Diesel, Industry News, Dieselgate, Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen AG, Rupert Stadler, News Blog, Diesel Emissions, Diesel Emissions Scandal


V12 + Green: Plug-in Hybrids to Succeed Lamborghini’s Aventador and Huracan

Lamborghini has talked a lot about electrification over the last few years, remaining careful never to commit to anything. While meager production rates seriously limit the environmental impact of its vehicles, the Italian automaker is nonetheless subject to the same pressure to go green as larger brands. Almost a decade ago, the brand vowed to […] The post V12 + Green: Plug-in Hybrids to Succeed Lamborghini’s Aventador and Huracan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Hybrids, Plug-in Hybrid, Electrification, Lamborghini, Volkswagen Group, Huracán, News Blog, Product Planning, Aventador


Volkswagen Trademarks Some Unambitious Car Names

Volkswagen Group has been hyping its upcoming all-electric lineup for a while, with the Type 2-inspired Buzz Concept serving as an impromptu mascot for the company’s new I.D. brand. However, we had hoped VW would rename some of the concepts once production models hit the scene, maybe even tapping into its heritage. While the I.D. […] The post Volkswagen Trademarks Some Unambitious Car Names appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Volkswagen, EVs, Volkswagen Group, News Blog, I.D. Buzz, I.D. Crozz, I.D. Vizzion, Naming Strategy


#Gasolinegate

In Washington, researchers for a report published by the Urban Air Initiative contend that “technical data that shows the nation has been exposed to decades of flawed test fuels and flawed driving tests, which in turn means flawed emissions results and mileage claims”.  The complete Beyond a Reasonable Doubt series from UAI is available here. Further, EPA emails obtained under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that, according to a report from Boyden Grey & Associates, the Agency appears to ...
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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.
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Ole Harms to talk about Moia’s mobility bet at Disrupt Berlin

Volkswagen Group wants to reinvent itself in the age of connected and electric vehicles. And it starts with Volkswagen’s Moia, a brand new mobility brand with services and vehicles built for the cities of tomorrow. That’s why I’m excited to announce that Moia CEO Ole Harms is joining us at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin. Volkswagen has been covering all bases with Moia. Last year at Disrupt Berlin, the company unveiled an . Moia has been piloting this new vehicle in Hamburg. In addition to six indiv...
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2019 Audi R8 Revealed: The Everyday All-star

As supercars go, Audi’s R8 is one of the more endearing examples. Unlike the stereotypical Lamborghini Huracán driver, you don’t normally see someone exiting an R8 wrapped in a gaudy, overpriced t-shirt from Ed Hardy, their hair slicked up into a pompadour that clears the car’s roof by less than a millimeter. No, the Audi driver looks […] The post 2019 Audi R8 Revealed: The Everyday All-star appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Supercars, Autos, Audi, New Cars, Volkswagen Group, Ed Hardy, Audi R8, News Blog, Mid-cycle Refresh, 2019 Audi R8


Audi E-Tron Delayed As EVs Suffer from Global Supply Issues

Audi’s first electric sport utility vehicle, the much-touted E-Tron, will arrive at dealerships a month later than anticipated. According to the automaker, a software development issue has stymied the rollout. While nothing has reportedly busted, Audi claims it needs to obtain the necessary regulatory clearances for some ones and zeros that were modified during the […] The post Audi E-Tron Delayed As EVs Suffer from Global Supply Issues appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Audi, EVs, New Cars, Product Launch, Volkswagen Group, LG Chem, News Blog, e-Tron, New Vehicles, Audi E-tron, Battery Supplies, Supplier issues, Vehicle Delays


China’s New Volkswagen Passat Could Preview Upcoming U.S. Model

Volkswagen’s Passat has long been the choice for Euro-fetishists who believe themselves too good to purchase a Honda Accord or Toyota Camry. That decision was easier to make in 2012, when VW moved 117,023 of them in the United States, diesel cars were still tolerated, and Japan had basically given up on styling its vehicles. But […] The post China’s New Volkswagen Passat Could Preview Upcoming U.S. Model appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, China, United States, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Honda, Volkswagen Group, New Volkswagen, Volkswagen Passat, News Blog, Product Planning, MQB