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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess was at Davos this week talking about his company’s future. Although Diess had some warnings about becoming Nokia a few weeks ago, this week he seems to be in a better mood. Asked how he felt about Tesla’s stock valuation rising higher than VW’s, Diess told...
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    Elon Musk publicly announced his support for VW CEO Herbert Diess on Tuesday. The Tesla CEO referenced VW's push toward electric cars when complimenting Diess for his work in helping protect the environment. Herbert Diess is doing more than any big carmaker to go electric. The good of the...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    Methodical German prosecutors have finally made their way to the top of Volkswagen’s executive ranks, charging CEO Herbert Diess and Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch with stock market manipulation. On Tuesday, the prosecutor’s office in Braunschweig indicted Diess, Pötsch, and former CEO Martin...
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    We’ve been covering VW’s proposed cooperation with Ford pretty closely over the past few weeks, but now it looks like it might just be a part of a bigger picture that sees Audi’s role as engineering hub seriously diminished. Volkswagen will release a 10-year plan on November 16 and Automotive...
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    The head of the Volkswagen Group is warning that the company's big plan to go big on electrification could come with a big cost. Bigger than they expected. VW had planned to spend $23 billion adding battery power to every model in their lineup. Now CEO Herbert Diess says that it's not enough...
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    Shortly after the United States formally accused former CEO of Volkswagen Martin Winterkorn of criminal wrongdoing related to the company’s diesel emission scandal, it decided to let the company’s new boss know that he’s safe to visit whenever he likes. The U.S. Justice Department has agreed to...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen Group  last week appointed Herbert Diess as its new CEO, who replaces Porsche transplant Mathias Mueller in the position. Diess will be tasked with simplifying the complicated VW Group conglomerate and ensuring it remains profitable going forward. One way to help achieve both of...
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    Following last week's decision to name Herbert Diess CEO of the Volkswagen Group, Audi is now also likely to name him chairman of its 20-person board. The move would be part of the recent  restructuring at the VW Group and its avowed desire to make the company more streamlined and reactive...
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    The head of Volkswagen is looking to more than double the company's market share in the US in the next ten years. Herbert Diess, VW brand chief told journalists about the new plan recently. He said that Volkswagen "intends to become a leading volume provider and aim for around 5 percent market...
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    On Thursday, August 24, a blue Golf GTE rolled off the line at Wolfsburg. Normally, that wouldn't be cause for celebration, but this GTE was the 150,000,000th car ever produced by VW. "150 million vehicles – that means we have made the dream of owning a car come true 150 million times for...
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