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Volkswagen To Build Its First Battery Gigafactory In China?

A source close to Volkswagen’s senior management revealed to Automotive News Europe that the first lithium-ion battery factory to supply the coming massive EV roll-out at the company could actually be built in China. VW has announced that by 2025 it intends to produce 2-3 million plug-in cars (via the over 10…

7 days ago by Mark Kane 9

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Volkswagen Dieselgate Settlement Includes $2 Billion Investment Towards Electric Cars

Volkswagen/Audi this week announced a settlement agreement with U.S. federal regulators, private plaintiffs and 44 U.S. states on Dieselgate, involving TDI diesel engine cars. The costs for the company on the buybacks and lease terminations, emissions modifications (if approved) and cash payments to affected customers for approximately 475,000 eligible 2.0L TDI comes to $10.033…

3 weeks ago by Mark Kane 20

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Volkswagen Targets Sales Of 2-3 Million EVs Annually By 2025, 30 All-Electric Offerings (Update)

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller has revealed that the automotive group will undergo a “sweeping restructuring,” according to the Wall Street Journal. This restructuring, which stems from the Dieselgate Scandal, will include an intense focus on plug-in electric cars. Müller says it’s now time for Volkswagen to “catch up with the best.”  Müller’s…

1 month ago by Eric Loveday 42

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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…

4 months ago by Eric Loveday 18

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Volkswagen: Electric Cars Allow For Increased Interior Space

It’s a well-know fact that electric cars with the Tesla-like skateboard platform allow for increased interior and cargo room. Volkswagen has now acknowledged this benefit of purpose-built electric cars by telling Autocar that the pure electric powertrain will result in cars with more spacious interiors. That’s according to Volkswagen’s head of…

4 months ago by Eric Loveday 14