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  • Volkswagen mobile fast-charger system

    Today, the vast majority of charging stations are fixed in place after installation. Next year, VW plans to join a short list of companies looking to change that. On Thursday, the German automaker showed off a mobile fast-charging station for electric cars it plans to implement in 2019, and the company thinks it can help revolutionize how EV owners charge their cars. VW isn't the first company developing mobile fast chargers, but it's the first automaker to get into the game. Freewire Technologies, backed by BP, has released its own mobile fast chargers. The major benefit VW sees is the...

  • Audi brand logo on München office
    Audi's AID subsidiary leads self-driving car development at VW Group

    Self-driving car development is well underway at numerous automakers and technology companies. At Volkswagen Group, Audi leads the charge. The brand spun-off a start-up company called Autonomous Intelligent Driving, or AID, about a year and a half ago. The company has been tasked with working on...

  • Scott Keogh, Volkswagen Group of America CEO
    Scott Keogh named new head of Volkswagen Group America

    Volkswagen Group has named Scott Keogh its new Volkswagen Group of America head. He takes on the roles of president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America and head of the Volkswagen brand for the North American region. The executive was formerly head of Audi America and the Volkswagen brand in the...

  • Volkswagen ID Buzz
    VW targets 150,000 EV sales by 2020, over 1 million by 2025

    Volkswagen has set some ambitious sales targets for its future electric-car portfolio. In 2020, the German automaker expects to sell 150,000 electric cars globally. Five years later? One million electric cars. On Thursday, VW said it's working to accelerate its electric-car plans as it prepares to...

  • Volkswagen ID R tackles Pikes Peak
    Watch the sights and listen to the eerie sounds of the VW ID R setting the Pikes Peak record

    Volkswagen and Romain Dumas achieved a tremendous feat when they teamed up to set a new record at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in late June with a run of 7:57.148. While we all eagerly await footage taken from the cockpit of the electric ID R race car, for now, we can appreciate the run via aerial...

  • Twin-engined Volkswagen Golf used to race up Pikes Peak
    Meet the crazy twin-engine Golf that VW used for its last Pikes Peak attempt

    It might look like nothing more than a Golf that's been prepped for motorsport duty, but this VW packs a twin-engined, high-altitude secret. The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is a torturous test of man and machine. Today, the route to the top is fully paved but it wasn't always that way...

  • 2018 Volkswagen Golf R

    Volkswagen is hard at work prepping the MkVIII Golf, which should arrive sometime in the next year or so. That also means we'll have a fresh take on the GTI and the hot hatch Golf R. It seems, however, that VW is eager to turn the Golf R from a hot hatch into a scorching one. And by scorching, we mean 400 horsepower. According to AutoExpress, Volkswagen wants to push its own R brand to new heights. Currently, the Golf R competes with a hoard of hot hatchbacks. Ford cranked out the wonderful (albeit back-crushing) Focus RS, Audi is doing great things with its S and RS offerings, and Honda has...

  • Volkswagen testing the I.D. R Pikes Peak race car
    Volkswagen goes lightweight with the I.D. R Pikes Peak electric race car

    Aerodynamics and power are two very important focus points for any race car. Another is dropping as much weight as possible. If you have a vehicle that doesn't weigh much, offers substantial power, and grips the road, then you have a recipe for success come race day. Volkswagen is hoping it's...

  • Volkswagen is focused on aerodynamics with its ID R Pikes Peak racer
    Volkswagen chases extreme downforce for its ID R Pikes Peak racer

    Volkswagen returns to the the International Pikes Peak Hill Climb on June 24, and the German automaker is going high-tech with its new race car, the ID R. This all-electric race car packs plenty of power to help it silently scoot to the mountain's 14,115-foot summit. However, as this video shows...

  • Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap
    VW CEO says a diesel renaissance is coming

    Many executives are gone. More than $30 billion dollars have been spent in legal battles, retro-fits, and recalls. Yet on Monday we learned that Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller believes there is a coming "diesel renaissance." "Diesel will see a renaissance in the not-too-distant future because...

  • 2015 Porsche Cayenne Diesel
    Fix is in for some VW, Porsche, Audi dieselgate SUVs

    Volkswagen can begin updating roughly 38,000 SUVs illegally equipped with emissions-cheating devices, federal and state regulators announced Monday. The EPA and California Air Resources Board sent a letter to VW, Audi, and Porsche officials Friday approving fixes for 2013-2016 Volkswagen Touaregs...

  • 2015 Volkswagen GTI (Euro spec)  -  Preview Drive, April 2013
    2015 Volkswagen GTI: Preview Drive

    We're hustling along in the all-new Mk7 Volkswagen GTI, on a tightly curved back road in mountainous Southern France. Just as traffic opens up and I can see a fair distance ahead, I raise our speed into the next bend. But it turns out to be a flat, decreasing-radius corner. I pull my line tighter...

  • Volkswagen Scirocco Challenge app for iPhone

    You know the drill here people: It's a Monday, everyone's least favorite day of the week. Actually, we don't mind Mondays that much as it's a perfect excuse for us to find something that makes the day a little bit more fun, and this week we've dug up five iPhone apps for the ardent Volkswagen fan. Turns out the Apple App Store is littered with VW-themed apps so we've tested a bunch, all available for free, that can keep you occupied on your lunch breaks throughout the week. iBeetle You'll have to bear with us on this one, as the whole app seems to be in Spanish. The description on iTunes...

  • Volkswagen eT! electric van concept
    Volkswagen eT! Concept: Can't Phone Home, Can Drive Itself

    Volkswagen has a long history of commercial vehicles, from the iconic Type 2 split-screen and bay-window buses of the 1950s through to the 1970s, past Rabbit-based pickups to the surprisingly rapid diesel T5 Transporters sold today in Europe. They've not all been as high-tech as VW's latest concept...

  • 2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI
    Volkswagen Debuts Cylinder Shut-Off Tech In 4-Cyl Engines

    Cylinder deactivation has been with us for several years in big V8 engines. Both GM and Chrysler have used it and Audi now offers it on its S range. Rather firing on all cylinders during steady freeway driving, the units use cylinder deactivation to save fuel when the power demand is low, shutting...

  • Ziggy Marley's 2003 VW Eurovan. Image: Autotrader
    Ziggy Marley's 2003 VW Eurovan For Sale

    Ziggy Marley's 2003 Eurovan is one hot box, but is its celebrity pricing too much?

  • 2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
    Extra Media Storage Turns VWs Into Rolling Movie Theatres

    Kids these days don't know how good they have it. The most entertainment many of us could muster on a long journey was playing I-spy, or maybe kicking our siblings and getting away with it when they complained. In-car DVD has made long trips a much quieter experience for parents, and now a deal...

  • 2012 Volkswagen Beetle
    2012 Volkswagen Beetle: New, Retro, Tech-Laden

    The Volkswagen New Beetle has had a good life - launched in 1998, it's carried on for the past thirteen years virtually unchanged. Okay, so that's not quite as impressive as the original, known variously as the Volkswagen, Type 1, Beetle, Bug, Käfer and many more names throughout the world...

  • 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Racer

    Hans-Joachim Stuck, among other things a former Formula 1 driver and motorsports rep for Volkswagen, has told the Financial Times Deutschland that the carmaking giant will discuss an entry into the FIA's top-tier series in November. It will be a VW Group discussion, meaning the team could be branded as VW, Audi, or Porsche. The only details released by Stuck are the November date, that the company's "strategy" in regard to Formula 1 would be discussed--and that NASCAR participation may be the more likely outcome of the discussion. While we'd love to see Porsche or Audi (re)enter into Formula...

  • 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan facelift spy shots
    Spy Shots: 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan Facelift

    Expect to see the facelifted Tiguan debut late next year as a 2011 model.

  • 2010 Volkswagen GTI
    2010 Volkswagen GTI: The Greenest Hot Hatch?

    The front-wheel-drive Volkswagen GTI is a blast to drive. It’s fun slow, it’s fun fast. It’s a lot like a MINI Cooper in that regard, but less cute, way more practical, and many of its attributes are quite nuanced and subtle — unlike a MINI. More on subtleties below. Fireworks come first...

  • Volkswagen Jetta Coupe Concept Sketch Leaked
    Volkswagen Jetta Coupe Concept Sketch Leaked

    A sketch purporting to be of the new Volkswagen Jetta Coupe is out.

  • 2011 Volkswagen Touareg spy shots
    Spy Shots: 2011 Volkswagen Touareg

    The 2011 Volkswagen Touareg is expected to make its world debut at January’s 2010 Detroit Auto Show.

  • Porsche Panamera
    Report: Porsche To Share Panamera, 911 Platforms With Other VW Group Brands

    A report today out of Stuttgart places the Panamera--and the 911--in VW clothing.

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