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    Volkswagen has filed a trademark application with the European intellectual property office for the name “e-Samba.” The trademark suggests that VW has found a name for the production version of the ID.Buzz. The company has promised to introduce a production version of the Buzz by 2022 but in...
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    A fleet of 35 autonomous ID. Buzzes will drive the people of Qatar around the nation’s capital Doha by 2022. The announcement follows an agreement signed by VW and Qatar to develop a system of autonomous shuttles and buses to fit into the city’s public transit system. “For our cities to...
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    Volkswagen will expand its US manufacturing plant to allow Chattanooga to become its electric vehicles base. The announcement was made by Scott Keogh, president of VW USA, at the North American International Auto Show on Monday. “We could not be prouder to build the future of mobility here in...
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    Volkswagen plans to spend a total roughly $50 billion (44 billion euros) on electric vehicles, digitalization, and autonomous driving by 2023. That’s up from the roughly 34 billion euros VW said it planned to spend last year. The automaker’s top brass also said announced that it would be...
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    Well, we all knew this day was coming but it may finally be here: according to a report from Autocar , the Beetle will not return after the current generation fades away. The publication spoke to Volkswagen’s R&D boss, Frank Welsch, at the Geneva Motor Show this week, who said that the new...
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    We’ve long known that VW will produce electric vehicles in North America, but just where that production will take place remains unknown. Volkswagen is keeping mum on whether the US’s Chattanooga plant or Mexico’s Puebla plant would get the nod, but, speaking at the LA Auto Show, Volkswagen...
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    The I.D. nameplate is gaining a new member now that Volkswagen has applied for the "I.D. STREETMATE" trademark. Volkswagen’s application reveals little about the actual product that the name will be attached to—it could be anything from a quantity indicator to a contact lens or any form of...
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    The latest Kombi/Bulli/Microbus-related news is coming from Monterey, as an announcement on the future of the I.D. Buzz is expected this weekend. Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess is in California right now for Monterey Car Week and Automotive News Europe reports that he will be talking about the...
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    Remember when we were all having an argument about whether or not the ID Buzz would become real or not? Well, as we now know, the concept will soon be a reality, and that's good for everyone because the Buzz is now getting attention from the North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards...
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    Volkswagen has two all-electric sedans in the works says the brand’s head of experiential marketing, Greg Lucia. Recently returned from a Global Summit on future cars in Berlin, Lucia spoke to journalists about VW's direction in Indianapolis, following the latest leg of the Global Rallycross...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    Clarification: This story has been edited to better reflect certain facts Volkswagen’s electric homage to the microbus will be arriving in the US and is expected to come in 2022. That’s according to Greg Lucia, Director of Experiential Marketing, speaking at a roundtable interview following...
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    Volkswagen brand boss, Herbert Diess has said that VW will build a production car based on the I.D. Buzz concept. Diess made the comment to the UK's  Auto Express , at the launch of the sixth generation Polo on Friday. "Emotional cars are very important for the brand," Diess is quoted at...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen is, all of a sudden, very interested in making electric vehicles, but backyard mechanics and Volks-folks have been creating electric VWs for years now. This version goes one step further, creating a Westfalian-style solar powered microbus. The impressive bus goes about 50 miles on...
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    These past few weeks have been good for intergenerational dialogue, as we've finally found the only two topics on which millennials and old older generations can agree:  the Juicero is a comically bad idea and electric vehicles aren’t all that appealing. Seventy percent of millennials say that...
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    Volkswagen has revealed the I.D. Crozz, the latest in its line of electric concept cars. the Crozz joins the I.D. family as the latest indication of what VW thinks will be possible with its MEB platform, though this one, says the automaker, is about as clear an indication of its intentions as...
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    The next member of the I.D. all-electric family is on its way and Volkswagen has released the first teaser images. The MEB-based crossover will debut at Auto Shanghai next week, and according to VW it will bridge the gap between crossovers and SUVs. That's because, much like the I.D.--which is...
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    Volkswagen's electric plans are firming up and in North America that means two waves of releases. Each wave will be made up of three cars. The first three cars will be an SUV, a compact SUV, and a sedan. All based on VW's all electric MEB platform and will lead the electric charge in America...
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    The question of where Volkswagen will get the batteries that power its upcoming fleet of electric cars has been a topic of interest for some time now, and the company is now getting closer to an answer. Germany’s Westfalische Nachrichten reports that VW’s Salzgitter engine plant will be used...
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    Skoda Auto will be revealing its first electric and autonomous vehicle late next month at the Shanghai Motor Show. The Czech Republic-based Volkswagen subsidiary announced it will be showing the Vision E concept all-electric SUV, and that it embodies the brand’s interpretation of electric...
  20. Volkswagen News Blog
    If your life goals for the near future include recreating the Summer of Love, there’s some far-out news arriving from Volkswagen. Public reaction to the automaker’s electric I.D. Buzz concept proved positive enough to give executives confidence in European and American demand for the reborn...
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