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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    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...
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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...
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    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...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    Although the dieselgate scandal may have spooked Volkswagen out of selling TDIs, it hasn’t stopped consumers buying them. Last month, diesel vehicles made up up 12% of Volkswagen of America’s sales as the company celebrated another positive sales month. Volkswagen’s sales increase this April...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen may be spending billions of dollars on its dieselgate scandal, but that doesn’t mean that the world’s biggest automaker isn’t prepared to spend billions more on engine development. The German auto giant is preparing to spend about $11 billion on combustion engines and nearly $10...
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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...
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    Volkswagen’s new watchdog is set to be announced and, according to Reuter , it will be lawyer Larry Thompson. Thompson is a lawyer at Finch McCranie LLP and served as US deputy attorney general from 2001 to 2003. Volkswagen agreed to have an independent monitor watch over its post-dieselgate...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen’s U.S. diesel woes have consumed most of the oxygen in the room for the past year and a half, but Europe has its own issues with the automaker’s powerplants. While European owners haven’t had to hand their vehicle over in exchange for cash, the region’s less-stringent environmental...
  14. Volkswagen News Blog
    The city of Pontiac, Michigan is suing the owners of the Silverdome because of the TDIs being parked there in the wake of the dieselgate scandal. The city says that the owners, Toronto’s Triple Investment Group, is violating safety, zoning, and building codes by allowing VW to store its TDIs...
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    (ed. note VW Vortex wishes to apologize for the random and indeed annoying spaces between paragraphs. We're working on removing them ) Volkswagen is preparing to launch its first all-electric I.D. car in 2020 and thanks to increasingly strict emissions rules in Europe and China it's extremely...
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    Volkswagen expects to build fast DC charging sites in the U.S. over the next two years that would rival and in some ways exceed today’s Tesla Supercharger network. This news comes via a draft plan released by the California Air Resources Board yesterday in advance of a board meeting later...
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    Volkswagen has said that it will take “every action” at its disposal against prosecutors who searched Jones Day. Earlier this week, we read that a team of investigators from the Munich prosecutor’s office (among others) had conducted a raid of Audi’s two largest factories as well as a number...
  18. Volkswagen News Blog
    Audi’s two biggest factories were raided today by German prosecutors as part of the ongoing investigation into the emissions scandal. The raid is the first since the scandal broke a year and a half ago and was specifically in connection to the Audi , VW, and Porsche 3.0-liter TDI engines...
  19. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Volkswagen diesel emissions saga has reached a logical legal conclusion. The automaker entered a guilty plea in a Detroit federal courtroom this morning, admitting to a vast, 10-year conspiracy to fool environmental regulators through the use of emissions-cheating defeat devices. As...
  20. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen Group sales exceeded expectations last year as revenue rose by 4 billion euros to more than 217 billion euros ($230 billion). "While the past fiscal year posed major challenges for us, despite the crisis the Group's operating business gave its best-ever performance," CEO Matthias...
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