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Volkswagen To Offer $5,000, Buy Back Cars To Settle Dieselgate

The emission scandal that convinced the world’s largest advocate of “clean diesel” to abandon ship and embrace plug-in technology appears to be reaching a settlement in the United States. As reported by Germany’s Die Welt newspaper today, besides having to fix or buyback affected cars, a deal tentatively reached with the US authorities…

1 week ago by Jay Cole 67

The Transparent Factory (Die Gläserne Manufaktur) is opening as a new showcase for electric mobility and digitalisation

Volkswagen’s Transparent Factory Showcases Electric Mobility, Offers EV Test Drives Every Day But Sunday

Last month, Volkswagen ceased production of the Phaeton, while at the same time, the facility itself – “Transparent Factory (Die Gläserne Manufaktur) in Dresden, Germany was turned into a interactive exhibition of electromobility and digitalization. There are 50 learning stands and an opportunity for visitors to test drive some plug-ins. “After closing for 10 days…

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 4

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March 2016 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

We can now officially end the “low gas prices hurt plug-in vehicles sales” argument as March banks a 5th consecutive monthly record in the US. Additionally, March had another unexpected bonus surprise, a new all-time record for the US. For March, and estimated ~13,725 plug-ins were sold, good for an impressive…

4 weeks ago by Jay Cole 31

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Volkswagen e-Golf Recalled For Drive Motor Shutdown Issue

Volkswagen has issued a recall involving up to 5,561 e-Golfs manufactured between May 21, 2014, to March 1, 2016. Affected vehicles may have “oversensitive diagnostics for the high-voltage battery management system” which “may falsely detect an electrical surge” and result in the e-Golf’s “electric drive motor shutting down unexpectedly.” Or, in…

1 month ago by Eric Loveday 18