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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    Although it may seem like the ID electric vehicles are a European inevitability, engineering-wise, there’s a lot of fine tuning that still has to happen before the ID.4 can be ready for production in Chattanooga. That’s why VW has begun expanding its Chattanooga factory to include an EV...
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    Volkswagen has filed a trademark application with the European intellectual property office for the name “e-Samba.” The trademark suggests that VW has found a name for the production version of the ID.Buzz. The company has promised to introduce a production version of the Buzz by 2022 but in...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen Autonomy GmbH is set to open a new office in Belmont, California. The office will help VW in its mission to make “self-driving vehicles a reality at a global scale.” Volkswagen Autonomy is currently based out of Munich, Germany, and this is just the second office. A third, though, is...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen finally introduced us to the ID.3 in Frankfurt and now it looks like there will be even more vehicles based on its platform than previously believed. The MEB platform was designed to transform the company’s diesel business into EV sales, the company has been looking for ways to...
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    Volkswagen, you may have heard, wants the the microbus to make a retro comeback and it’s soliciting its fans to come up with 3D printable accessories for it. You can submit your ideas until September 14 and Volkswagen has a prize pool of 27,300 Euros for ($31,750) the best designs (the prize...
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    Headlines! They're super easy. " Millennials Kill X ," " Top Ten Y, " and that old favorite for autojournos, " This is How Manufacturer Z Will Kill Tesla. " It's easy, fun, and everybody clicks. But Matthias Erb, Volkswagen of America's Chief Engineering Officer, believes that Tesla's death...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    The I.D. VIZZION introduced itself to us the other day by saying hello with a hologram . Now, VW is helping us get a little more familiar with the coming concept with another pair of images and a video designed to get us excited about the future. A new shot of the vehicle from above (above)...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    According to Volkswagen , the I.D. Vizzion Concept will show the potential of its new range of I.D. models. Set to make its debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show next month, the Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion is an all-electric, self-driving concept featuring a futuristic interior and controls. The I.D...
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    If, in the not-so-distant future, you're riding in an autonomous Volkswagen Group vehicle, you'll have Aurora Innovations to thank. That's because today, the two firms announced a strategic collaboration to bring autonomous cars to the roads. The Palo Alto, California based technology firm...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    The ID family is set to expand and it looks like Volkswagen is coming closer to finding names for the new members. According to new trademark filings registered with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), VW is interested saving the names I.D. Cruiser and I.D. Freeler. We’ve...
  11. 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...
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    Volkswagen will be introducing a production crossover based on the I.D. Crozz concept to the US market, which is making its US debut in LA right now. “The I.D. CROZZ-based electric vehicle will be an affordable and stylish electric SUV—and there is more to come!” said Hinrich Woebcken, CEO...
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    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,”...
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    It takes a special kind of person to sit in the back of a Rolls Royce and think: “I can do better than this.” But that’s exactly what Pete Casciato thought to himself on his way to a childhood friend’s wedding. A born entrepreneur, Pete threw himself headlong into a major project involving an...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    After months of speculation, rumors, and reports, VW has finally confirmed that it will produce the I.D. Buzz, its all-electric homage to the Microbus. The decision was announced today at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, a part of the prestigious Monterey Car Week. The I.D. Buzz is being...
  16. Volkswagen News Blog
    The latest Kombi/Bulli/Microbus-related news is coming from Monterey, as an announcement on the future of the I.D. Buzz is expected this weekend. Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess is in California right now for Monterey Car Week and Automotive News Europe reports that he will be talking about the...
  17. Volkswagen News Blog
    We've long known that VW planned on releasing more electric concepts than the three currently in existence and now, thanks to a leaked slide from a presentation, we have a better idea of what they will be. The I.D. Lounge and the I.D. AEROe will be the next concepts revealed, according to the...
  18. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen brand boss, Herbert Diess has said that VW will build a production car based on the I.D. Buzz concept. Diess made the comment to the UK's  Auto Express , at the launch of the sixth generation Polo on Friday. "Emotional cars are very important for the brand," Diess is quoted at...
  19. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen's electric plans are firming up and in North America that means two waves of releases. Each wave will be made up of three cars. The first three cars will be an SUV, a compact SUV, and a sedan. All based on VW's all electric MEB platform and will lead the electric charge in America...
  20. Volkswagen News Blog
    We’ve all been hurt before. Whether it was your dad saying he’d come to your softball game and never showing up, or a date that left you hanging, we all know the sharp disappointment and anger of getting our hopes up only to be let down. VW has been guilty of this. Every couple of years, VW...
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