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Volkswagen Brings Midsize SUV To Non-Unionized Chattanooga Plant; Production Starts 2016
Volkswagen Brings Midsize SUV To Non-Unionized Chattanooga Plant; Production Starts 2016

At a press conference this morning, Volkswagen confirmed that it will produce a new, midsize SUV for the U.S. at its plant in Chattanooga. The announcement brings with it a multi-million dollar investment in Tennessee and thousands of new jobs, but will this new vehicle help VW reach its goal of...Read More»

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UAW Drops Fight For Re-Vote At Volkswagen's Tennessee Plant

The United Auto Workers has thrown in the towel -- in Tennessee, at least. According to Reuters, the union has backed away from its high-profile attempt to overturn a recent vote against unionization at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, and many are wondering what this means for the future of the...Read More»

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Volkswagen Labor Leader Vows To Stop VW's Investment In Tennessee & The South

Earlier this week, we reported that, despite years of campaigning by the United Automobile Workers, employees at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee voted against unionization. If the decision had gone the other way, employees would've created a "works council" similar to the kind found...Read More»

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Volkswagen May Build Several Models At U.S. Plant

Volkswagen announced last year that it was building a new plant in the southern state of Tennessee for a new mid-size sedan that will be launched in the U.S. next year. The car is expected to be slightly larger than the Passat and is being designed to rival the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry...Read More»

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Charging Stations Part Of The Deal For 2012 Nissan LEAF EV

Listen up, early adopters and EV fans. If you're one of the first 5,000 buyers of the 2012 Nissan LEAF that was just announced this week, it looks like you'll get a home-based charger as part of the deal. Arizona-based eTec has been selected for a $99.8 million grant and will exclusively supply the...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dealerships Healthy, Looking Ahead to U.S.-Built Cars

As the dealership networks for Chrysler and GM are being quite painfully trimmed, Volkswagen’s dealer network is doing just fine, according to Volkswagen of America president and CEO Stefan Jacoby, and all of its individual dealerships remain profitable. Volkswagen now has about 580 dealerships...Read More»

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EVs Won’t Be Affordable To Middle Class, Says VW’s Jacoby

In remarks to the automotive and environmental press last week in Seattle, Volkswagen of America president and CEO Stefan Jacoby said that while the automaker is considering electric vehicles along with other alternatives, he does not see EVs or advanced plug-ins becoming a significant portion of...Read More»

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