Volkswagen

Volkswagen’s ID Space Vizzion is an electrified station wagon

Sponsored Links Volkswagen Volkswagen is hoping to sell 10 million EVs based on its modular electric drive matrix (MEB) platform across all its brands, and one of the models that’s going to help make that a reality is an electric station wagon. The automaker has revealed the ID Space Vizzion model, which it calls “the …

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VW’s self-driving car group will have offices in Silicon Valley and China

Sponsored Links Volkswagen hasn’t been as active or vocal about autonomous driving as some of its competitors. The company has focused much of its recent attention on electric vehicle offerings, but that seems to be changing. Today, VW announced the creation of an autonomous driving subsidiary called Volkswagen Autonomy, or VWAT. The new company already …

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Volkswagen’s bold plan to create a new car operating system

Enlarge Aurich Lawson Volkswagen provided three nights in a hotel and air travel from Washington, DC, to Frankfurt for this story. FRANKFURT, GERMANY—The cars we drive are increasingly defined as much by the software they run as their engines or chassis. It started slowly. Discrete electronic control units started to appear under the hood, controlling …

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DOJ launches probe of automakers that agreed to California emissions rules

Sponsored Links Marcos Assis via Getty Images The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has launched an antitrust investigation into BMW, Ford, Honda and Volkswagen, the four automakers that came to a voluntary agreement with California to follow stricter fuel efficiency standards. After The Wall Street Journal broke the news, Ford and Honda confirmed they plan …

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VW’s electric ID.R racer smashed a Nürburgring efficiency record

Sponsored Links Volkswagen VW’s ID.R wasn’t just running laps around the Nürburgring in June to set electric performance records. The automaker has confirmed that the EV also set an efficiency record while blasting through the Nordschliefe, using 24.7kWh to complete a lap in 6 minutes and 5.34 seconds. The car was not only faster around …

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VW inadvertently offers a peek at the interior of its ID.3 EV

Sponsored Links Auto Conspiracy/VW So much for VW keeping a tight lid on the ID.3’s finished design. Auto Conspiracy and others have obtained a promo video for the electric hatchback’s interior, showing an appropriately very connected machine. The early look suggests the ID.3 will use a slightly more Teutonic variant of the cabin from Seat’s …

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Watch Volkswagen’s ID.R set an electric record at Nürburgring

Sponsored Links Earlier this month, after lots of planning and testing, Volkswagen’s electric ID.R racer set a record for “the fastest lap ever driven in an emission-free racing car” at the famed Nürburgring-Nordschleife. An in-car video proving the record was released then, but now Volkswagen has put together a short behind the scenes video showing …

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Volkswagen ends deal with self-driving startup Aurora

Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Volkswagen is cutting ties with Silicon Valley self-driving startup Aurora after only a year, amidst talks of working with Ford’s Argo AI instead. Financial Times reported the news of the split, adding that VW expects to reach a deal with Argo AI this summer. Sources told FT that VW declined to …

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Porsche, Fiat face multimillion-dollar payouts in separate diesel scandals

Enlarge / The Porsche logo is seen during the New York International Auto Show on April 18, 2019 in New York, United States. Atilgan Ozdil/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images On Tuesday, Germany’s Stuttgart Public Prosecutors’s Office issued a fine notice of €535 million ($598.99 million) to Porsche for its part in the Volkswagen Group diesel emissions scandal that …

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VW’s eGon is a driveable, educational EV skeleton

Sponsored Links Volkswagen How do you illustrate the inner workings of electric cars without resorting to plain cutaway images and videos? If you’re VW, you make a rolling skeleton on wheels. The company has unveiled an eGon model that strips the e-Golf down to its inner workings, but remains driveable — you wouldn’t take it …

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