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Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Fix deadline extended again, Muller promises 30+ electrics by 2025
Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Fix deadline extended again, Muller promises 30+ electrics by 2025

Next Tuesday, June 21, is the big day: the day that Volkswagen has been ordered to reach an agreement with federal regulators regarding the company's plans to repair and/or buyback 2.0-liter diesel vehicles in the U.S. Or rather, it should've been the big day. Unfortunately for 482,000 owners of...Read More»

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Volkswagen's 10-year plan doubles down on electric cars, cuts spending

Reeling from a scandal that has cost the automaker tens of billions already in sales and penalties, Volkswagen announced Thursday a 10-year plan staked heavily on electric cars to revive the automaker after illegally polluting diesels nearly killed it. In a statement, Volkswagen said it was the...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate update: VW sales plummet, but Audi & Porsche are bringing home das bacon

It's been a relatively slow couple of weeks on the Volkswagen Dieselgate front, but that'll change within the next few days. By June 21, Volkswagen will unveil its plan to fix and/or buy back some 482,000 2.0-liter Audi and VW U.S. diesels equipped with emissions-test-cheating devices. (No word yet...Read More»

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2016 Volkswagen Passat: fitting the family

While many American families have moved to SUVs and crossovers, our long-term 2016 Volkswagen Passat is so far proving that there's no reason to steer away from sedans. We are entering month two with the Passat, and as we continue to pile on the miles we're building a deeper base of notes on the...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate update: VW & regulators making progress, new game plan coming next month

There's good news and bad news on the Volkswagen Dieselgate front. The good news is, Volkswagen and U.S. regulators appear closer than ever to reaching a deal that could finally result in emissions test-cheating diesels being fixed or bought back by the automaker. The bad news? Volkswagen still has...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Pushback on 3.0-liter diesel suit, execs rake in $455 million

There's been a lot of news about Volkswagen's ongoing Dieselgate crisis the past few days. Join us as we pour ourselves a bowl of muesli, drown it in pilsener, and recap the top stories: 1. Volkswagen may compensate struggling dealers: VW's U.S. sales have been slow for many years, but they...Read More»

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2016 Volkswagen Passat: why we're doing a long-term test

We’ve just welcomed a 2016 Volkswagen Passat SEL to our long-term fleet. Why are we doing a long-term test on a vehicle that hasn’t changed all that much since the introduction of its current generation, for the 2012 model year? Revisiting the Passat makes sense because the field of...Read More»

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Volkswagen has another fix for 3.0-liter Audi, Porsche, VW diesels: Will this one be approved?

Last month, Volkswagen submitted plans to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board to fix or buyback some 482,000 smaller, 2.0-liter diesels from Audi and VW. Now, it looks as if the German automaker is preparing another proposal to deal with 85,000 additional...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Germany shifts to EVs, VW's 2006 PowerPoint on emissions cheats, more

All's been relatively quiet in Wolfsburg as of late--at least since Volkswagen submitted plans for fixing and/or buying back 482,000 2.0-liter Audi and VW diesels in the U.S. (As for larger, 3.0-liter diesels from Audi, Porsche, and VW, we're still waiting on a revised proposal, since the first one...Read More»

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Volkswagen and others not so excited about electric cars, resist EV-friendly regs in Europe

Back in October, about three weeks after the Dieselgate scandal began making headlines, Volkswagen announced a major change in strategy--one that involved focusing far more attention on electric cars. But oh, what a difference a few months can make. A study published earlier this week shows that...Read More»

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Volkswagen sets aside nearly $9 billion for diesel buybacks & fixes

Today, in Germany, Volkswagen held its annual news conference. Among the items that CEO Matthias Mueller discussed was an allocation of roughly $8.8 billion, which will pay for repairs and buybacks of diesel vehicles affected by the Dieselgate emissions-cheating scandal. The sum is part of...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Audi made defeat device in 1999, scandal-related costs rising fast

Last Thursday, Volkswagen surprised more than a few observers by meeting a court-ordered deadline to submit repair plans for 482,000 2.0-liter Audi and VW diesels equipped with defeat devices that help them cheat on emissions tests. That's the good news. The bad news? The recall/buyback plan...Read More»

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It's not just VW: Every diesel road-tested in the U.K. fails emissions tests

When people look back at this moment in automotive history, they'll almost certainly see it as the time when the industry began transitioning to electric and autonomous cars. But there's another change afoot, one triggered by years of deception and falsely advertised products manufactured by one of...Read More»

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VW to offer buyback program for polluting TDI diesels, report says

Owners of late-model Volkswagen diesel vehicles in the U.S. have been in a figurative free fall of uncertainties for nearly seven months. They’ve been without clear answers about whether they should drive their vehicles, which could emit nearly 40 times the legal limit of some...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Sales stumble in Germany, and who's buying all those VW dealerships?

Germans have a reputation for being on-time, and this week, Volkswagen will have a chance to prove (or disprove) that stereotype in a very big way. A federal judge has given the automaker until Thursday to submit plans for fixing 482,000 Audi and VW 2.0-liter diesels equipped with defeat devices...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Fix deadline may pass again, Mercedes sued for diesel cheating, too

It's tough to keep up with all the news about Volkswagen's 11 million illegally equipped diesels, so we've summed up some of the biggest Dieselgate stories of the past week: Volkswagen may miss fix deadline again: In February, a federal judge gave Volkswagen until March 24 to submit a fix for...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Dealers confront VW execs, FTC sues, sales hit the skids

The Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal began making headlines over six months ago, so you might think that the worst of it would be over by now. You would be wrong. In recent days, VW's U.S. dealers and its German executives have met at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention in Las...Read More»

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2012-2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI recalled (not for the reason you think)

Volkswagen has recalled 2012, 2013, and 2014 models of the Volkswagen Passat TDI--but not for the reason you might think. Although those diesel models are equipped software designed to cheat on emissions tests--a problem that's still without a solution--today's recall stems from a very different...Read More»

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2011-2016 Volkswagen Touareg, Porsche Cayenne recalled for brake flaw: 135,000 vehicles affected

This morning, sibling brands VW and Porsche issued recalls for 2011-2016 models of the VW Touareg and the Porsche Cayenne. According the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from a problem with their brakes that could dramatically affect drivers' ability...Read More»

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