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Report: Volkswagen Buys Stake in Battery Manufacturer QuantumScape

posted by on 17 December 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Forbes has reported that the Volkswagen Group of America has purchased a 5% stake in QuantumScape Corporation, a Silicon Valley startup which is actively developing new battery technology that could “more than triple” the range of electric vehicles.  This move comes in sync with the release of Volkswagen’s e-Golf in the American marketplace, a car […] More…

Man Builds Solar-Powered Volkswagen Bus Capable of 80mph

posted by on 17 December 2014 in Volkswagen News

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When you’re the Chief Technology Officer for a Healthcare firm that specializes in delivery robots, forward thinking just sort of comes with the territory.  After a while of doing what was once considered impossible, I’d imagine you remove the word from your vocabulary.  Such is the case with Vecna CTO Daniel Theobald, a man who, […] More…

2015 Golf GTI Wins Autoweek’s “Best of the Best”/Car Award

posted by on 16 December 2014 in Volkswagen News

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The seventh-generation “hot-hatch” is recognized for its perfect combination of performance, economy, fit and finish, design and value  Herndon, VA — Volkswagen of America, Inc. is proud to announce today that the 2015 Golf GTI has won Autoweek’s annual “Best of the Best”/Car award. The all-new Golf GTI was evaluated against every new or significantly updated model throughout […] More…

Volkswagen Group Delivers Over Nine Million Vehicles in Period to November for First Time

posted by on 12 December 2014 in Volkswagen News

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9.08 million units handed over from Jan. to Nov. / +4.6 per cent* 834,800 vehicles delivered in November / +0.7 per cent* Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler: “Deliveries on track. Ten million mark within reach.” Wolfsburg, 12 December, 2014: The Volkswagen Group delivered over nine million vehicles from January to November for the […] More…

ŠKODA Produces One Million Vehicles in One Year for First Time

posted by on 10 December 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Success within the Volkswagen Group is widespread this year, as sales records continue to fall.  The latest to break an existing record in ŠKODA, who has manufactured one million vehicles for the first time in the company’s 119 year history.  Considering that from ŠKODA’s first sale in 1905 until 2006, the firm had only moved 10 […] More…

Volkswagen’s 1.8T Named to “2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines” List

posted by on 10 December 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Now powering the 2015 Golf 1.8T, the EA888 turbocharged and direct-injection engine is honored on the coveted list for the second consecutive year Herndon, VA — Volkswagen of America, Inc. is pleased to announce today that the Volkswagen EA888 1.8-liter four-cylinder TSI® engine has been named to WardsAuto World magazine’s “2015 10 Best Engines” list. Powering the all-new […] More…