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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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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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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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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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EU believes BMW, Daimler and VW colluded over clean emissions tech

olando_o via Getty Images The European Commission believes BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen worked together to delay clean emissions technology. Last fall, the EU Commission launched a formal investigation to determine if the automakers breached EU antitrust rules by restricting competition on the development of emissions-reducing technology. Now, in a Statement of Objections, the Commission has …

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