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Volkswagen’s EV fast chargers can be deployed anywhere there’s power

Sponsored Links Volkswagen Volkswagen Group Components and German electric utility company E.ON have unveiled a new electric vehicle charger prototype that could make charging stations a lot more common. Their quick charging charging solution uses a battery as an intermediary between EVs and the grid, you see, eliminating the need to build potentially expensive infrastructure …

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Volkswagen sets new EV production target of 1.5 million by 2025

Sponsored Links Volkswagen Volkswagen is still struggling to repair its reputation following the Dieselgate scandal which began in 2015. In an attempt to rebuild confidence in its brand, it is going hard on electric vehicles and has revealed it will be significantly ramping up production of EVs in the next few years. The company has …

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VW’s prototype charging robot can find your EV in the parking garage

Tesla isn’t the only car maker with grand visions of EV charging robots. Volkswagen has created a prototype charging robot that would navigate to your car in the parking garage, saving you the trouble of hunting for a coveted (and likely rare) EV charging spot. The autonomous helper would hitch itself to a “battery wagon” …

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The 2020 Volkswagen Passat is a basic car with basic tech

The 2020 Volkswagen Passat recently got a design upgrade. It also got an engine boost, giving it some extra torque. But overall, the new Passat is a lot like the old Passat. An inexpensive sedan that’ll get you where you’re going without much fuss or excitement. Gallery: 2020 Volkswagen Passat first drive | 9 Photos …

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VW’s factory race teams will exclusively drive electric cars

Sponsored Links Volkswagen Volkswagen may have a long way to go before its road-going cars are all-electric, but its racing division doesn’t have to wait that long. The German brand has revealed that its motorsport group will drop “factory-backed commitments” to race cars with combustion engines — it’s either electric or nothing. Customer sports will …

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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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