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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    At Volkswagen's Gläserne Manufaktur - or "Glass Factory" - in Dresden, the automaker delivered its 100,000th VW e-Golf to a customer just earlier this month, providing some validation for the company's decision to focus increasingly on electric vehicles over the coming years. The VW e-Golf is...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    Audi Sport is going to be giving electrified performance, starting from 2020. The branch that puts the R in RS will be doing more crossovers too. Stephan Winkelmann, head of Audi Sport shared the news to Autocar. “From 2020 onwards, the start of the introduction of battery electric vehicles”...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    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...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    Lamborghini and MIT have teamed up to create a wild and futuristic electric hypercar concept. Called the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio, the concept car is a glimpse into the Italian automaker's future. Like everything else Lamborghini does, it's looking for ways to radically change how we...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    Even though the Mk2 Tiguan concept featured hybrid power, and even though Volkswagen is in the midst of one of the world’s biggest electrification pushes, North American customers won’t be able to buy a plug-in hybrid Tiguan. That’s according to Car and Driver which reports that VW boss...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    With the electric MEB platform essentially being a skateboard onto which Volkswagen can lay any body, designers in Wolfsburg are looking back through the ages for inspiration for the next EV concept. The latest contenders? The Thing and the dune buggy. “We have so many emotional concepts,”...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Volkswagen Group’s “simply clever” brand Skoda is working hard to bring electricity to its lineup, and it’s showing off its first fully electric Vision E concept again in Frankfurt this week. The Vision E was first unveiled in Shanghai back in April, but Skoda has brought an updated version...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    These past few weeks have been good for intergenerational dialogue, as we've finally found the only two topics on which millennials and old older generations can agree:  the Juicero is a comically bad idea and electric vehicles aren’t all that appealing. Seventy percent of millennials say that...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen has debuted its first premium plug-in hybrid sedan produced in China at Auto Shanghai this week. The Phideon PHEV is set to hit the roads with 245 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, thanks to a 2.0-liter TFSI engine mated to an electric motor good for 50 km (31 miles) combustion-free...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen will rapidly build a nationwide EV charging network at hundreds of sites across 40 states within the next 3 years, according to new plans revealed last week. The new network stands to dramatically expand the long-distance driving utility of current and future all-electric vehicles...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    The question of where Volkswagen will get the batteries that power its upcoming fleet of electric cars has been a topic of interest for some time now, and the company is now getting closer to an answer. Germany’s Westfalische Nachrichten reports that VW’s Salzgitter engine plant will be used...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    (ed. note VW Vortex wishes to apologize for the random and indeed annoying spaces between paragraphs. We're working on removing them ) Volkswagen is preparing to launch its first all-electric I.D. car in 2020 and thanks to increasingly strict emissions rules in Europe and China it's extremely...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Volkswagen Group announced today that it has invested in Hubject, a company founded by BMW, Daimler, Bosch, Siemens, and more in 2012, to connect charging stations for electric vehicles. The investment is part of VW’s, and indeed most of the German automotive industry’s, push to develop a...
  14. Volkswagen News Blog
    Details about the second vehicle in Volkswagen’s upcoming fleet of battery electric vehicles are slowly taking shape, and it looks like it will be a seven-passenger van based on the company’s historic microbus. The second electric vehicle—call it the Electric Type 2, for simplicity’s...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    Ever since dieselgate, the question of just how Volkswagen will spend the roughly $2 billion it agreed to pay to fund green initiatives has been pressing. Now, there’s more clarity on just what VW is planning thanks to a new website set up by the automaker. Electrify America is the name of the...
  16. Misc. Professional Racing
    Frank Welsch, VW’s head of Technical development, has revealed that Volkswagen is on a steering group to develop an all-electric rallycross championship. The VW Group’s motorsport boss Wolfgang Durheimer, meanwhile, revealed that VW is building a prototype for such a series, to prove that the...
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