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Volkswagen and Discovery Channel Launch “Sharks Rescored” Campaign for Shark Week

posted by on 2 July 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Microsite, mini documentary and original music composition will highlight how music can be used to change perceptions of sharks  Herndon, VA — Volkswagen of America, Inc. in its fourth year as a sponsor of Discovery’s Channel’s SHARK WEEK, is collaborating with the network to debut Sharks ReScored as part of the Golf SportWagen launch. The all-new Golf […] More…

Robot Fatally Injures Contractor at Baunatal Volkswagen Plant

posted by on 2 July 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Yesterday, the Associated Press published that a stationary robot used during the manufacturing process at Volkswagen’s Baunatal plant grabbed and crushed a 22 year old contractor while setting up the machine.  It seems that a human error is currently being blamed for the incident, although the internet is rife with commentary about the ‘rise of […] More…

Volkswagen of America Reports June Sale Increase of 5.6 Percent

posted by on 1 July 2015 in Volkswagen News

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June sales total 30,436 units, a 5.6 percent increase over June 2014 The all-new Golf family of vehicles delivered 6,145 units, a 143 percent increase, the best June for Golf since 2000 Golf delivered 1,967 units for the month, a 227.8  percent increase Jetta sedan delivered 10,944  units, a 8.3 percent increase Tiguan delivered 2,604 […] More…

Report: Volkswagen to Establish Budget Brand in China

posted by on 30 June 2015 in Volkswagen News

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According to a piece published by Bild, Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has announced that the Volkswagen Group will bring a ‘budget’ car to market, as it is seen as a key component of future success for the company.  The model will be first available in China at a price point less than 10,000EUR, and eventually […] More…

TDI-Powered Car Traverses US on Single Tank of Fuel

posted by on 29 June 2015 in Volkswagen News

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After averaging an extremely impressive 66mpg, the Neste/CLP Motorsports team has crossed the United States in just a single tank of Neste NEXTBL renewable diesel fuel. The team traveled a total of 2,507 miles at an average of 68mph across the American south, getting a bit of help from Tanner Foust on the final day. […] More…

Volkswagen Completes Successful Renewable Fuel Evaluation with Solazyme and Amyris

posted by on 29 June 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Two-year trial evaluated the effects of renewable diesel solutions with existing and next-generation TDI® Clean Diesel applications Belmont, Calif. –Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced the successful completion of its Renewable Diesel Evaluation Program in collaboration with Solazyme, Inc. (Nasdaq:SZYM) and Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMRS), two of the world’s leaders in renewable fuels and products. Beginning […] More…