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VW’s 660bhp ID R Is Chasing The Nurburgring EV Lap Record

Not content with monstering the overall record time at Pikes Peak in its purpose-built electric ID R prototype racer, VW wants class honours at the Nurburgring
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2020 Volkswagen Golf Spotted at German McDonalds?

Despite the 2020 Volkswagen Golf arriving later this year, VW hasn’t done much to tease it. In fact, the only glimpses we’ve had of it were of the Sasquatch variety — unconfirmed, low-resolution images taken in the wild before the elusive creature vanishes. There’s now another one. Last week, Instagram user johannes.vag captured a couple of […] The post 2020 Volkswagen Golf Spotted at German McDonalds? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Wall Street Doesn’t Think Much of Ford’s Relationship With Volkswagen

Like stern parents who just don’t understand, Wall Street analysts are playing hard to please when it comes to the alliance forged between Ford and Volkswagen. The two automakers made their deepened relationship official at last week’s North American International Auto Show, promising to breed a new generation of commercial vans for the European market, […] The post Wall Street Doesn’t Think Much of Ford’s Relationship With Volkswagen appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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VW ID. R aims for Nurburgring EV record

Romain Dumas will use the Pikes Peak record car to target Peter Dumbreck's 6:45 lap
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Small electric cars may be unaffordable for some: VW chairman to newspaper

The move to electric vehicles will make cars significantly more expensive, meaning they may become unaffordable for people on low incomes in the future, the chairman of Volkswagen said in an interview published on Sunday.
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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


U.S. Indicts Four Audi Managers for Diesel Deception

Four men tasked with developing a very dirty diesel engine for use in Audi vehicles have been indicted by a U.S. grand jury. The four, including the head of Audi’s Diesel Engine Development department, face charges of wire fraud, violation of the Clean Air Act, and conspiracy, all stemming from the development of an engine that […] The post U.S. Indicts Four Audi Managers for Diesel Deception appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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A top Wall Street auto analyst just called out Ford for falling behind GM. But there's nothing wrong with second place. (GM, F)

Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas published a research note contrasting GM's and Ford's prospects. He rightly touted GM for its leadership and execution. But he underestimated Ford's tenacity and experience being No. 2 in the US market. On Thursday, as the media-and-Wall-Street aspects of the Detroit auto show were winding down, Morgan Stanley auto analyst Adam Jonas published a research note in which he praised General Motors' business and leadership and made some accurate — yet harsh — poin...
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The 286bhp VW Golf GTI TCR Will Do 162mph

VW's special edition GTI has been revealed in production form, and if you tick the right option box, it'll hit 162mph
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Ford is working on an all-electric version of its F-150 pickup truck (F)

Ford has revealed plans to make a fully electric version of its F-150 pickup truck, the best-selling vehicle in the US for decades. Ford previously announced plans to market a hybrid gas-electric version of the pickup. Ford didn't provide a timeline for the electric F-150's arrival, but the hybrid is scheduled for 2020. Ford took the occasion of the Detroit auto show kicking off this week in Motown to announce an all-electric version of its best-selling F-150 pickup. The automaker has previou...
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2020 VW Passat: Now With “Tornado” Lines

The 2020 VW Passat strikes a balance between new technology and proven performance.  VW says the new Passat’s design is coupe-like with a “tornado line” running through the car.   The 2020 VW Passat is the very definition of a good run-around car. These are cars we buy for driving to work; or for our spouses or kids as they go off to college. We feel relieved when we, or someone we love, is behind the wheel of a good run-around car. We don’t break the bank with the 2020 VW Passat, but we get e...
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Antarctic ice is melting six times faster + Volkswagen invests in electric vehicle plant

Volkswagen to invest $800 million in new Chattanooga electric vehicle plant Chattanooga, Tennessee will be home to a Volkswagen electric vehicle manufacturing plant. It will be the first manufacturing facility in North America to make vehicles using Volkswagen’s modular electric toolkit chassis. The $800 million investment will add 1,000 new jobs. Volkswagen says that it will build a new 7-seater electric SUV and will also offer the ID. BUZZ1 in North America, an electric concept version of th...
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VW’s Iceland-Spec Amarok Even Has A Cappuccino Machine

Volkswagen has revealed a one-off Amarok, converted to proper Arctic Circle spec and designed to lead expeditions into the snowy extremes of Iceland
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Ford protects crown jewels in its careful alliance with Volkswagen

Ford and VW crafted a focused deal to work together on midsize pickups and commercial vans. Both companies could benefit.
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Volkswagen Flings Cash, Jobs, and EVs at Chattanooga

Volkswagen spent the past year and change hinting that its Chattanooga, Tennessee assembly plant could become ground zero for an electric American product offensive, and guess what? That’s exactly what VW plans to do. In a not-at-all surprising announcement, the German automaker said it plans to build electric vehicles at its only American plant, which […] The post Volkswagen Flings Cash, Jobs, and EVs at Chattanooga appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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What Ford and Volkswagen's Tie-Up on Trucks Means for the Ranger in America

Ford and VW formalize an alliance to build pickups and vans, but don’t expect the Amarok to make it to the U.S.
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Ford and VW agree alliance to build vans and pickups

The motor giants say they will also consider co-operating on electric and self-driving cars.
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Ranger pickup is part of the deal as Ford, VW announce alliance in Detroit

VW will gain access to Ford Ranger platform.
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Ford and VW just announced a global alliance — the first collaborations will be commercial vans and pickup trucks (F)

Ford and VW provided details on a new alliance. Initially, the Ford and VW alliance will develop commercial vans and pickup trucks. Future collaborations could entail electric and autonomous vehicles. DETROIT — On Tuesday, Ford and Volkswagen revealed details of a global alliance.  In a joint statement, the automakers said that "Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess and Ford CEO Jim Hackett confirmed that the companies intend to develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups for global markets begin...
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VW Investing $800 Million In Tennessee Factory To Make Next-Gen 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," reports TechCrunch. "The expansion is expected to create 1,000 jobs at the plant." From the report: VW's Chattanooga expansion is just a piece of the automaker's broader plan to move away from diesel in the wake of the emissions cheating scandal that er...
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Amarokking all over the world

VW's heavyweight pickup gets a one-off Arctic Trucks makeove
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Volkswagen has a new Passat that's set to challenge the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry

Volkswagen unveiled the all-new 2020 Passat sedan on Monday at the 2019 Detroit auto show. The redesigned VW Passat will continue to compete in a shrinking, but highly competitive mid-size sedan market currently dominated by the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Nissan Altima. It's powered by a mildly-updated version of the 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine found in the current model. Horsepower remains at 174, but torque output from 184 pound-feet to 207 pound-feet.  The 2020 Volksw...
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Ford, VW promise more details on auto giants' alliance

Volkswagen's CEO confirms Ford and VW will work together on commercial vehicles. 'Too early' to tell more.
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2020 Volkswagen Passat: Fresh Look, Same Car

Volkswagen introduced the new 2020 Passat at the Detroit auto show on Monday, but calling it “new” might not be entirely fair. While the midsize sedan has undergone a complete visual overhaul and received some new technology in the process, its mechanical bits have gone mostly unchanged versus last year’s model. For 2020, Volkswagen modernized […] The post 2020 Volkswagen Passat: Fresh Look, Same Car appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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VW will add 1,000 jobs at Tennessee plant

Volkswagen is investing $800 million in its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a move that will add 1,000 jobs to the factory, the company announced Monday. It plans to build electric cars there.
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VW will build electric vehicles for the U.S. in Tennessee

Automaker will invest $800 million and create 1,000 new jobs.
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Volkswagen: Sedan market is worth fighting for

Volkswagen unveiled the 2020 Passat at the Detroit Auto Show. Scott Keogh, CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, says VW sees "opportunity" in the sedan space.
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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...
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Lime halts scooter service in Switzerland after possible software glitch throws users off mid-ride

Just as on-demand electric scooters are trying to pick up speed in Europe, one of the scooter market’s most ambitious startups has halted operations in one country after its e-scooters started halting mid-ride, throwing off and injuring passengers. Lime, the Uber-backed bike and scooter rental company that is reportedly raising money at between a $2 billion and $3 billion valuation, has pulled its full fleet of scooters in Switzerland, in the cities of Basel and Zurich, for safety checks after m...
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Volkswagen Considering a Rough-and-tumble Electric

The sky’s apparently the limit when it comes to the variety of vehicles that might emerge from Volkswagen’s dedicated MEB electric architecture. While the automaker’s looming EV onslaught already contains a hatchback, crossover, microbus, panel van, and possible luxury sedan, VW feels something’s missing: a tough, off-road ute. One VW exec is pushing hard to […] The post Volkswagen Considering a Rough-and-tumble Electric appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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