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Production versions of ID Buzz and Crozz concepts to be made in US

Volkswagen is developing a family of electric cars based on a modular platform dubbed the MEB, and at least two of them will be made in the United States. The confirmation was made by Volkswagen Group of America CEO Hinrich Woebcken in an interview with Autocar published Tuesday. Woebcken confirmed the two vehicles as the production versions of the ID Buzz...

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2019 Volkswagen T-Cross spy shots and video

Almost a year on from the reveal of the compact T-Roc, another member of Volkswagen's expanded SUV family has been spotted. The latest prototype is for a new subcompact SUV that VW previewed at the 2016 Geneva auto show with the T-Cross Breeze concept (shown below). The production model keeps the T-Cross name, just as we've seen with the...

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VW ID R claims electric car record at Goodwood with 43.05 run

The Pikes Peak record-smashing Volkswagen ID R has already toppled another top time. VW brought the electric time attack special to this week's 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed in an attempt to blitz the event's hill climb and set a new record for electric cars. And on Saturday, with Romain Dumas once again donning his lightweight race suit and climbing into...

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VW sets sights on a Goodwood record attempt with the ID R

The Pikes Peak record-smashing Volkswagen ID R is already looking at more top times to topple. Volkswagen will bring the ID R electric race car to this week's 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed in an attempt to blitz the hill and set a new record for electric cars. Romain Dumas will once again don his lightweight race suit and climb into the cockpit of the ID...

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Former Audi and Porsche exec Wolfgang Hatz released from jail

Veteran Volkswagen Group engineer Wolfgang Hatz has been released after nine months in jail after providing $3.5 million in bail money, German prosecutors have confirmed. He was arrested last September during investigations into the VW Group's diesel scandal. Although he is yet to be charged, the prosecutors in accordance with German law decided to place...

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VW, suppliers form alliance to help standardize self-driving car tech

As numerous automakers and technology companies continue to race toward the commercialization of self-driving cars, some fear a lack of standardization will harm innovation. The Volkswagen Group and a number of suppliers hope to remedy that with a new alliance. Called the Networking for Autonomous Vehicles Alliance (NAV), the VW Group along with Aquantia...

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Ford and VW Group explore potential of joint vehicle development

Ford and the Volkswagen Group announced last week plans to discuss various partnerships, including the joint development of vehicles. The two auto giants specifically mentioned joint development of a range of commercial vehicles, which has led to rumors that next-generation versions of the Ford Ranger and Volkswagen Amarok mid-size pickups may share a...

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Why VW tackled and shattered Pikes Peak electrically

For want of a $12.24 ball joint in 1987, Volkswagen might not be here. That year, the twin-engine, 652-horsepower Golf driven by Jochi Kleint broke a front ball joint a mere three turns from the finish line, therein sowing the seed of revenge. So, if not for that bit of bad luck, VW might not have shattered both the electric car record of 8:57.118 and the...

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VW targets solid-state battery production by 2025

Solid-state batteries have the potential to realize a major step up in performance and safety of electric cars, which is why every major automaker worth its salt is investigating the technology. The latest to make its endevors known is the Volkswagen Group, which on Thursday announced a $100 million investment in Silicon Valley battery research company...

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