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    The ID.4 nailed its range estimates, as the EPA—notorious for cutting big slices of range out of EVs—has confirmed that it will be able to achieve 250 miles per charge. The number is, of course, what Volkswagen predicted, but that hasn’t always been the case. Porsche’s Taycan, for instance, is...
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    We hear range figures thrown around a lot. WLTP says this, EPA says that, Porsche says something else. But what does it all mean? CarWow decided to run the ID.3 first edition until it stopped moving to see what that was like and what the range looks like on a normal highway drive. From 94%...
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    Porsche chose to reduce its EPA range estimate to better reflect its own testing in Weissach, according to a report from Car and Driver. According to the EPA Fuel Economy Guide, the Taycan Turbo S’s combined range was “voluntarily lowered from 200 miles.” That’s what led to the widely reported...
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    The United States Department of Justice has ended its investigation into Ford, Honda, Volkswagen, and BMW over a presumed antitrust violation  stemming from a deal they made with California  to adhere to regional emission rules. Their agreement technically circumvents the current...
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    Revealed what seems like ages ago, Volkswagen’s  upcoming flagship car  will arrive in the U.S. as a 2019 model — halfway through 2019. Bearing the inelegant name Arteon, the new range-topper had its boat trip delayed by a new European test cycle that impacted the certification and release of...
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    The department of Justice and Volkswagen today announced that they have agreed to a settlement that could amount to up to $14.7 billion. The settlement will be presented to Judge Charles R. Breyer who will decide on whether or not to approve the agreement in the coming months. The agreement...
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    Bloomberg reported this weekend that according to an unnamed source, Volkswagen AG will submit a $10 billion plan as part of its American TDI settlement. The plan will go before a judge who will decide on whether or not the plan is acceptable on June 28. The plan sets aside $6.5 billion for...
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    Volkswagen AG confirms that it has reached an “agreement in principle” with the Justice Department, among others, to address heightened diesel emissions in nearly 570,000 vehicles. Reuters reports that VW’s lawyer, Robert Giuffra says that the agreement is “an important step forward on the road...
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    The Environmental Protection Agency was the focus of the tuning community's anger recently when a clause in a proposed bill looked like it would affect grassroots racing. Now, the agency is announcing that it has removed the relevant paragraph from the bill. The document in question is a rules...
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    Bad news for Volkswagen yesterday, as Reuters is reporting that the California Air Resources Board has formally rejected the brand's proposal to fix affected 2.0 TDI-powered vehicles.  Claiming that the fix "falls far short of meeting legal requirements", CARB seems to have taken the most issue...
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    Reuters has reported today that Volkswagen will be headed to court, as the US Justice Department is suing the German automaker for violating environmental regulations.  With a theoretical maximum penalty of an astounding $90 Billion ($37,500 per vehicle), it's quite clear that the US Government...
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    Yesterday, Volkswagen of America's President and CEO Michael Horn went before congress to make an official statement and answer questions regarding the company's use of an emissions 'defeat device' on four-cylinder diesel models.  Below is the full transcript of his opening remarks, as well as a...
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    It seems that Volkswagen's TDI issue may be a bit larger than we had all originally thought.  In a statement released today, Volkswagen says that while all TDI models currently sold in Europe meet EU 6 emissions standards, the EPA-beating code could be present on some 11 million vehicles...
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    Award recognizes the Volkswagen Golf range for its diverse and practical eco-conscious powertrain offerings Herndon, VA — Volkswagen of America is pleased to announce today that Green Car Reports, a leading online consumer resource for eco-friendly and fuel-efficient vehicles, has named the 2015...
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