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Impact & Regulations

Volkswagen Appeals Rejected as High Court Allows Emissions Scandal Suits

November 15, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected two appeals from Volkswagen AG, leaving intact rulings that let state and local governments sue over a diesel-emissions cheating scandal that already has cost the German automaker more than $23 billion. The justices without comment […]


Vehicles

VW’s Traton, Toyota’s Hino to Collaborate on Electrification

October 28, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Volkswagen AG and Toyota Motor Corp.’s truck subsidiaries are joining forces on battery-electric and fuel cell vehicles, enabling the companies to split the costs of developing technology needed to comply with stricter emission rules. The new initiative between VW’s Traton […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Volkswagen Risks Diesel Claims Across EU After Court Ruling

July 9, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Volkswagen AG vehicle owners can sue the carmaker over diesel-emission manipulation anywhere in the European Union, the bloc’s top court said in its first ruling on the scandal. The ruling from the EU Court of Justice July 9 opens the […]


Shipping

Volkswagen’s first LNG-powered car carrier arrives in US

July 1, 2020

Via: Offshore Energy

The Siem Confucius left Emden, Germany on June 16 to embark on its maiden voyage, which includes one stop in the US. In addition to its visit to Davisville, the car carrier will make a stop in Veracruz, Mexico in […]


Vehicles

Volkswagen’s E-Car Rollout Slips on Software

June 17, 2020

Via: IEEE Spectrum

Today Volkswagen’s European customers will be able to make binding preorders for one of the 30,000 limited 1st Edition ID.3 fully-electric compact cars. It’s the first fruit of the company’s EUR 60 billion strategy to become the world’s dominant manufacturer […]


Shipping

VW starts using first LNG-powered car carrier

June 16, 2020

Via: Offshore Energy

The Siem Confucius is the first of two vessels built at China’s Xiamen Shipbuilding yard which will replace Volkswagen’s conventional heavy oil-powered ships. The car freighter will leave Germany’s port of Emden on Tuesday with more than 4,800 new vehicles […]


Vehicles

Self-Driving Startup Argo Completes $2.6 Billion Tie-Up With VW

June 2, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Argo AI, the self-driving startup tightly aligned with Ford Motor Co., completed an expected tie-up with Volkswagen AG involving a $2.6 billion investment from the German automaker. VW’s investment includes a $1 billion cash infusion and the folding of its […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

VW Shutters Europe Plants as Pandemic Slams Auto Industry

March 17, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Volkswagen AG will halt production at its plants in Europe, deepening the economic pain the rapidly spreading coronavirus is inflicting on the struggling car industry. The world’s largest automaker, joining European rivals and suppliers in suspending output, said the shutdown […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

VW to Start Search for New CFO

February 20, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Volkswagen AG Chief Financial Officer Frank Witter is set to leave by the middle of next year after the carmaker agreed not to extend his contract by the customary five-year period, according to people familiar with the matter. Witter’s contract, […]


Vehicles

Toyota’s 2020 Forecast Nudges It Closer to Volkswagen

December 17, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Toyota Motor Corp. is forecasting sales of 10.77 million vehicles worldwide during 2020, nudging it closer to No. 1 automaker Volkswagen AG. Toyota’s outlook, which includes vehicles sold by subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor Co. and truck maker Hino Motors Ltd., shows […]


Vehicles

VW Bucks Downward Trend in Weak Markets on Strength of SUV Deliveries

July 25, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Volkswagen AG joined PSA Group in using sales of lucrative SUVs to stand out against a crowd of carmakers struggling with the auto market’s downturn. The same day Nissan Motor Co. said it would cut about 10% of its global […]


Impact & Regulations

VW Sued by SEC for Misleading Bondholders on Diesel Cheating

March 15, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Volkswagen AG and its former CEO were sued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over claims they failed to disclose to investors that diesel vehicles violated emissions standards, the latest twist in a software cheating scandal that already has […]


Infrastructure, Vehicles

VW’s EV Chargers Make Paying for Power Easier Than Ever

January 9, 2019

Via: Wired

DRIVERS OF GASOLINE-POWERED cars have it easy. Gas stations are everywhere. Fill-ups take just a few minutes. Drivers of electric vehicles, not so much. Public charging stations are far from ubiquitous, and boosting a battery means spending at least half […]


Vehicles

VW promises under $30,000 electric sedan with 200+ mile range

September 28, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

Remember when I wondered about whether to buy the new 150 mile range Nissan Leaf now, or wait for a longer-range, likely more expensive 2019 version? Steve Hanley over at Cleantechnica—extrapolating American numbers from an article in Auto Express—thinks VW […]


Vehicles

This week in the future of cars: on your mark, get set…

January 5, 2018

Via: Wired

EVERY HUMAN WHO gets down with the Gregorian calendar can celebrate New Year’s Day, that rare 24-hour stretch when soldiering through a hangover is expected, and precious little work gets done. Too bad that this year, they only got one […]


Vehicles

America’s hottest self-driving startup hooks up with VW and Hyundai

January 4, 2018

Via: Wired

LESS THAN A decade after Google launched the age of the self-driving car, most of the main players have made some long-term commitments—not in the name of love, but to ensure success. With few exceptions, the companies eager to turn […]


Vehicles

Driving Volkswagen’s New Buzz Electric Microbus

December 20, 2017

Via: Wired

VOLKSWAGEN HARBORS ELECTRIC aspirations, and it wants the world to know. Furthermore, it would prefer if the world forgot all about Dieselgate—you know, when the company sold 11 million cars all over the world designed to cheat emissions tests and […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Volkswagen and Daimler Inspected by EU as Cartel Probe Widens

October 23, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

Volkswagen AG and Daimler AG were inspected by European Union antitrust investigators as the EU stepped up a probe into allegations the German car industry colluded on technology for decades. Volkswagen said EU officials visited its Wolfsburg headquarters and its […]


Vehicles

There’s no reason a self-driving car should look like a car, and this Volkswagen doesn’t.

March 9, 2017

Via: TreeHugger

Back before self-driving cars were a thing, Toronto’s Institute Without Boundaries held a design charrette to dream up what cars might look like in 2040. They concluded that they would be shared, lighter and smaller, electric and they wouldn’t look […]


Impact & Regulations

Volkswagen AG Reportedly Agrees to Large Stake in Navistar

September 6, 2016

Via: Transport Topics

Volkswagen AG will reportedly unveil an agreement as early as Sept. 6 to obtain a stake in Navistar International Corp. in exchange for supplying engines to the Lisle, Illinois-based truck maker. According to a number of published stories, Volkswagen has […]