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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    words: Evan Williams Volkswagen is looking to a former Porsche engineer who left for the tech world to help the automaker take on Tesla in the EV segment. The engineer is Alexander Hitzinger, his story reported on by Reuters, detailing what might be his biggest challenge so far. With Porsche...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    VW’s slinky electric wagon is going into production according to the brand’s CEO, Ralf Brandstätter. As of 2023 Germany’s Emden plant will have its second electric production model. The project is being named “Aero B,” according to a post the executive made on LinkedIn and it is VW’s...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen is bringing ID.4 production to the USA. Before it can do that, though, it needs a supply line and the Battery Engineering Lab is the latest step in that process. The lab is expected to cost about $22 million and it will test and validate electric vehicle cells and battery packs for...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    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%...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    Here it finally is. Volkswagen has finally, fully taken the wraps off the ID.4 and here are the headlines: 201 hp, 250 miles of range, and a price tag of $39,9950.   Although that price may seem a touch on the high side, once you factor in $7,500 in federal tax incentives, you get a starting...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    So? What if? Volkswagen’s got you covered with a new electric vehicle charging facility at its North American testing grounds in Arizona. The setup will test charging stations at temperatures of up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit—or roughly the internal temperature of a rare steak. The site will test...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    Ford CEO Jim Hackett said at a conference today that his company’s partnership with Volkswagen would lead to the production of 8 million commercial vehicles. These will include pickups, small vans, and large vans. The city van for Europe will be created and produced by Volkswagen while the...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen is reportedly nearing a deal to invest more than $490 million in Chinese electric vehicle firms. The move will help accelerate VW’s push to be the largest manufacturer in the market. The report comes from The Guardian , which spoke to unnamed sources with knowledge of the deal...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    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...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    No longer will Porsche’s Taycan be as cheap as a Panamera 4S. Nope, it’ll be cheaper, or at least so says a report that reveals a new rear-drive model of the electric performance sedan is coming that should ring the register at just under $100k. “There will be entry-level models coming off the...
  11. 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...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    The electric equivalent of the GTI will be called GTX, if a report from the UK’s Autocar is to be believed. The report cites unnamed, high-ranking VW officials who say that the name would be applied after the ID car’s number. So, for instance, the ID.3 GTX. The name would follow Volkswagen’s...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    At Volkswagen's Gläserne Manufaktur - or "Glass Factory" - in Dresden, the automaker delivered its 100,000th VW e-Golf to a customer just earlier this month, providing some validation for the company's decision to focus increasingly on electric vehicles over the coming years. The VW e-Golf is...
  14. Misc. Professional Racing
    As Volkswagen invests heavily in its production EV future, the German automaker will transition away from internal combustion and toward electric powertrains in its motorsport endeavors, as well. The company is preparing to cancel all of its factory internal combustion racing programs save for...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    We’ve only just taken the veil off the Mk8 and already we’re asking about the next generation. But for all those who are worried that their favorite car will be replaced by EVs and SUVs, fear not, because the Golf should last at least one more generation. That’s according to Lars Hentschel...
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    Hot on the heels of its first-ever hybrid model, Lamborghini is getting serious about making an all-electric car, according to a report from the UK’s Autocar. That car, according to the report, is likely to be a four-door grand tourer. The car would be the fourth in Lamborghini’s lineup and...
  17. Volkswagen News Blog
    If you're clever, self-motivated, and have an inkling for what the market wants, selling your wares on Amazon can be a good way to make some dough. Volkswagen subsidiary Electrify America seems to think so; today, the company announced that it has begun selling home chargers for plug-in...
  18. Misc. Professional Racing
    Over the weekend, one of the world's most storied motor races - the Mille Miglia - took place in Italy, but with a twist: all the cars participating were alternative-fuel vehicles. This year was the first for the "Mille Miglia Green," which saw the historic 1,000-mile open-road endurance race...
  19. Volkswagen News Blog
    On the eve of the Frankfurt auto show, where it will unveil the brand new, all-electric ID.3, Volkswagen is doing a little revisionist history with the eKäfer. Supplied with parts from the Up!dated e-Up!, the eKäfer can generate peak horsepower of around 80 hp. That may not sound like much...
  20. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Volkswagen ID.R has set yet another blistering record. Following its overall records at Pikes Peak and Goodwood, and its record-breaking electric time at the Nurburgring, the ID.R has set the overall record time of 7:38.5 at Heaven’s Gate. The road is an 11 km (6-mile) climb up Tianmen...
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