Porsche Clarifies “Diesel Is Dead” Statement, Isn’t Dropping Diesel Entirely

There was little surprise at the recent news that Porsche had axed its last remaining diesel vehicles in Europe, with the diesel versions of the Macan and Panamera being withdrawn from sale. It was a move in keeping with the tide of history; the Dieselgate scandal has affected sales of compression-ignition engines on both sides […]

Volkwagen’s I.D. Crozz: The One We’ve Seen Will Not Be the First to Arrive

Volkswagen plans to kick off its much ballyhooed electrification strategy in the United States with the I.D. Crozz, the brand’s first dedicated EV. Now we’ve recently learned that the model will come in two body styles, and the version previewed by the concept car (pictured above) will not be the first one to arrive. Speaking […]

Volkswagen’s Electrify America EV Charging Network to Rival Size of Tesla’s

Electrify America is the Volkswagen-bankrolled organization that exists to atone with regulators for the automaker’s diesel scandal, and it’s gearing up to install thousands of chargers across the United States in an effort that is expected eventually to outdo Tesla’s Supercharger network as the biggest vehicle-charging infrastructure buildout ever. A Brand-Agnostic and (Mostly) Future-Proof Network The […]

Volkswagen’s new Jetta gets a digital cockpit

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Volkswagen has revealed its 2019 Jetta at the Detroit Auto Show. The all new Jetta will get a new techy package for the 2018 year. It will be built on the MQB platform and wil…

2018 Detroit Auto Show Preview: Here’s What To Expect

Standing tall as North America’s most significant new-vehicle event, the annual Detroit auto show at Cobo Center (officially called NAIAS, for North American International Auto Show) in January is one of the biggest weeks of the year for the global auto industry. This year the press preview will take place January 14, 15, and 16, and we’ve rounded […]

Volkswagen and Hyundai Entrust Startup with Their Autonomous Aspirations

One of the most intriguing and tight-lipped startups building technology for self-driving vehicles said Thursday it has inked partnerships with two major global automakers. Aurora Innovation, founded in late 2016 by some of the autonomous industry’s most influential leaders, said it is forming collaborations with Volkswagen and Hyundai in efforts to deploy driverless vehicles in […]

Union Do’s and Don’ts: Volkswagen Chops Salaries and Bonuses for Works Council Amid Investigation

Volkswagen has slashed salaries and suspended the bonuses of 14 members of its works council, including council head Bernd Osterloh, as officials investigate alleged overpayments. In May, it was made public that German prosecutors were looking into cur…

Volkswagen to ‘Electrify America’ With 2,800 EV Charging Stations

Volkswagen Group has been a quite the busy bee when it comes to bolstering EV charging infrastructure. In addition to breaking ground on Europe’s new fast-charging network before the end of this year (with help from Daimler, BMW, and Ford), the b…