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  1. Golf V & Jetta V
    Hi all. This site has been useful for me in the past, so hoping it’ll help again! Car is a 2010 Jetta 1.6TDI. Was driving to work on Saturday past, battery light came on, drove straight home and stopped. Car still had 12.5v in the battery, and still started. However, didn’t check anything...
  2. New Member Forum
    I connected jumper cables to wrong battery terminals, smelled burning, quickly disconnected, but now red charging light comes on as soon as battery is connected. Car is 67 Bug with 73 1600 engine. Where might wiring be shorted? Or, should I replace alternator or regulator or???
  3. Golf I & Jetta I
    Hey all, I have an 84 GTi that I've slowly been fixing. At first the exciter circuit wasn't working, which was a lot of our problem, until I replaced the radio fuse a few nights ago. Last night we buckled it back up and voila, it started charging with a very responsive needle. Read good voltage...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    While consumers may worry about the effect of a fleet of EVs on the nation's electrical grid, Volkswagen says that all of these batteries hooked up to the grid could help both it and consumers while potentially reducing electric bills. Speaking with journalists in Berlin, VW chief strategist...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    [Update: Volkswagen's charging network is back up to full operation after the high power charging cables were cleared for use by Huber+Sushner. The manufacturer says it has tested them extensively and found them safe for use as of Jan 29, 2019.] Volkswagen’s Electrify America is partially...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    Specifically built to fit your Volkswagen vehicle, we make it easy to charge your Qi-Enabled device. Installs in just minutes using your factory cubby. Tap the power from your car’s existing power source and you are ready to go. It is even compatible with the brand new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    The plug-in version of the A8L will be Audi’s first to use inductive charging, instead of a power cord. Owners and (probably more likely) chauffeurs alike will be able to simply drive over a charging pad that automatically charges the A8L plug-in’s batteries. The extra-cost option puts a coil...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen is looking into the possibility of building robots to complete the inane task of plugging your car in to charge. That’s thanks to a new Cooperation Contract between VW and Kuka, an automation specialist. The contract intensifies the partnership between the two companies that are...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
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