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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    Speaking at a conference in Germany yesterday, VW's CEO was surprisingly frank when it came to smaller EV companies, Tesla in particular. Matthias Müller was speaking at "Menschen in Europe," an event that calls itself a "forum for international understanding." The event has talks on topics...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    Every one of the Volkswagen Group’s 300 models will be offered with some form of electric assistance by 2030, according to CEO Matthias Müller, who spoke earlier today ahead of the Frankfurt motor show. Electrification will range from a 48-volt “mild-hybrid” system to a fully electric model...
  3. 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...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen’s CEO and its chairman are being investigated by Stuttgart prosecutors over allegations of market manipulation. The investigation comes in the wake of the diesel emissions scandal. Müller and Pötsch, along with VW’s former CEO Martin Winterkorn, who is also under investigation, have...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen’s record setting 2016 was a clear indication to the company that its TOGETHER-2025 plan to move from TDI to electric vehicles was the correct path. The plan then is to continue down the “green” path it has set for itself. One of the core pillars of its plan for the future is...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    The weird saga of VW and FCA’s potentially non-existent maybe future merger talks has taken another turn, as VW’s CEO, Matthias Müller has softened his stance against a merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The conversation started last week as FCA boss, Sergio "Merger Lover" Marchionne told...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller said his company is considering publishing real-world fuel economy figures for its cars after rival automaker PSA Peugeot-Citroen did the same last week. VW currently only publishes official NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) test figures that have been realized in...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    You may be aware that the French PSA Group (Peugeot, Citroen, etc) recently purchased German carmaker Opel for the princely sum of $2.3 billion. The deal has gotten a lot of media attention because the new union is the second biggest auto-conglomerate in Europe. Second to VW. Despite the new...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen’s Chief Executive Officer, Matthias Muller, is set to have his pay capped at €10 million ($10.7 Million) reports Reuters. Board members, meanwhile, will make less under a new scheme aimed at reigning in executive pay. The automaker has long been the target of criticism for its highly...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen announced today that it has agreed to settlements totaling $4.3 billion to resolve criminal, environmental, and civil claims against them in the United States. That brings the total spent so far on the TDI scandal in the US and Canada to $23 billion, well past the $19 billion it set...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Volkswagen Brand today released the details of its plan for the next 14 years. The plan centers around electric vehicles, cost savings, and US market penetration. Like the VW Group’s Together 2025, the brand has named its plan Transform 2025+. It contains many promises about...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen’s top brass is concerned about the state of their TDI deal and the American car market in general following Donald Trump’s election last night. “The election of Donald Trump causes me great concern,” said Stephen Weil, governor of Lower Saxony and VW supervisory board member, in a...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    With the presidential election drawing near, Volkswagen’s CEO, Matthias Muller has said that settling the criminal investigation related to the manufacturer’s emission scandal, before the January 20 presidential hand over would be ideal. “Of  course we’d wish to have a final decision before the...
  14. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Volkswagen Group has had, by any measure, a challenging year since the diesel scandal came to light, but nine months into 2016, the manufacturer is on track to be more profitable than it was last year. Before accounting for the money it set aside to deal with the diesel scandal, the...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen might be looking to China as the site of their new, rumored battery plant. Sources say that the company could invest billions in one or more plants in the country, which is currently pushing electromobility. There were rumors earlier this year that VW would investing nearly $11...
  16. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen’s annual general meeting was full of information and scrutiny, because of diesel-gate and the Group’s new direction. As a result, one item was overshadowed and that was CEO Matthias Muller’s announcement that the Group would be installing a soot-reducing filter to some of its gas...
  17. Volkswagen News Blog
    A report emerged this weekend from Germany’s Handelsblatt newspaper, that Volkswagen AG will be phasing out more than 40 models across its many brands as a result of its new master plan, “TOGETHER—Vision 2025.” Volkswagen’s CEO, Matthias Müller revealed the new plan late last week, which...
  18. Volkswagen News Blog
    A major state of the union address came out of Wolfsburg today, with CEO Matthias Muller outlining the future direction of the Volkswagen Group. The plan, named “TOGETHER—Strategy 2025,” involves changes to the group that are wide ranging and profound. “‘TOGETHER – Strategy 2025' will make the...
  19. Volkswagen News Blog
    Gett and Volkswagen were in Berlin today to lay out some of the details of how their new partnership would work. The main announcement from the event was that Gett drivers would be encouraged to buy VWs by pooling costs of purchase with some of the costs of becoming a Gett driver. Volkswagen...
  20. Volkswagen News Blog
    Financial figures released this morning show that the Volkswagen Group’s operating profit has risen by 3.4% over last year. That said, sales revenue dropped by the same amount, so the news is positive, but not spectacular. “We are satisfied overall with the start we have made to a challenging...
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