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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Oxnard Engineering Campus, in Oxnard, California has just finished its expansion and renovations, Volkswagen announced to today. The center is home to Audi Engineering and Volkswagen’s Quality team and supports these brands along with Bentley and Porsche. The Oxnard campus is focused on...
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    Recent remarks made by Volkswagen head of brand strategy Michael Jost sent the automotive community into a bit of a frenzy. Jost, speaking to media at an industry conference, proclaimed that 2026 "will be the last product start on a combustion-engine platform," from VW. Many took this as...
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    Volkswagen is having to stockpile vehicles, searching for parking space in an effort to catch up on emissions testing. New emissions and fuel economy testing is coming into effect in the EU. The Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure starts September 1st. The test uses real-world...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it had approved a fix for the remaining 38,000 Volkswagen Group vehicles equipped with emissions-cheating 3.0-liter diesel engines. That’s potentially very good news for Volkswagen, as it’s a decision that could save the company a...
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    Germany has announced that dieselgate affected VWs that aren’t retrofitted with VW’s fix, will have to be taken off the road. Many owners are unwilling to have their TDIs fixed due to fears that their performance will be negatively impacted. Despite assurances from both VW and the KBA...
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    Audi, Volkswagen, and Porsche are offering European owners a voluntary software update that will help their V6 and V8 TDIs “improve their emissions in real driving conditions beyond the current legal requirements,” according to Audi. The retrofit is being offered to TDI engines that were...
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    A new study points to one company as the common link between multiple automaker’s diesel emissions troubles. Robert Bosch Gmbh created the software that Volkswagen used to evade diesel emissions standards for years, while the same company also wrote the code for the alleged defeat device...
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    A court-appointed monitor tasked with ensuring that Volkswagen stays in line might triple the number of people on his staff. Larry Thompson, a lawyer chosen by the US Department of Justice in the wake of the dieselgate scandal might go from 20 staffers to 60, according to a report from...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    With the vehicles now fixed and supply limited, demand for vehicles affected by Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal is proving to be strong. Volkswagen was unable to sell the vehicles with its “Generation 3” 2.0-liter diesel engines until it introduced a software fix to bring vehicles within...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    A fix for 84,390 Volkswagen Passat diesel vehicles has been approved. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) have announced an approval for 2012-2014 Passat diesel vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. A fix for manual transmissions...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen’s CEO, Matthias Müller, has told German newspaper Handelsblatt that he is already interested in picking someone to follow him in that role. "I am already in talks with the supervisory board about who could be my successor," Müller was quoted as saying in Handelsblatt. "It is...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    A German regional court ruled that a raid of a law firm associated with Volkswagen conducted by German prosecutors in March was legal, despite objections from the automaker. The complaint centered around a raid of US law firm Jones Day’s offices . Prosecutors conducted the raid in the wake of...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    April has brought good news to diesel lovers and haters on both sides of the border. After spending the winter (and the better part of last fall) jealously eyeing their southern neighbor’s buyback and compensation program, Canadian owners can now apply for that longed-for envelope of Volkswagen...
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    A new book about the dieselgate scandal is set to hit stores in May and it reportedly contains the identity of the whistleblower who alerted authorities to Volkswagen’s emissions manipulations. Faster, Higher, Farther: the Volkswagen Scandal , written by New York Times journalist Jack Ewing...
  15. 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...
  16. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen’s buyback process is humming along, as the company now reports that it has bought back nearly half of its cheating diesels in the US. The automaker agreed to buy back at least 85% of the 475,000 TDIs that it sold in the US since it started cheating on emissions tests. In a letter to...
  17. Volkswagen News Blog
    One person managed to capture video using a drone showing how many cars Volkswagen has bought back. It was reported last week that the Pontiac Silverdome in Michigan had become a storing site for cheating diesels that Volkswagen has purchased from owners, and now we have a sense of just how...
  18. Volkswagen News Blog
    There's now some evidence that Volkswagen’s diesel fix does affect the performance of the vehicle. Swedish website Teknikens Värld tested 10 cars before and after the diesel fix and found that in many cases, performance and fuel economy decreased on the vehicles, despite Volkswagen promising...
  19. Volkswagen News Blog
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has cleared Volkswagen to sell fixed diesel vehicles in the U.S. The German automaker hasn’t been able to sell a diesel-powered car in the U.S. since it admitted to cheating on emissions tests in 2015. It has now received approval from the EPA to...
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