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Report: Audi’s Future Plans Include Electric Supercar

Speaking at the recent Formula E Berlin e-Prix, Audi’s head of development, Peter Mertens, outlined the brand’s plans for its electric vehicles, which include an electric supercar and performance versions of the upcoming e-tron models. “You can very well imagine that at some point we will have an electric supercar,” Mertens told Car and Driver. […]
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VW Reveals Tesla-like EV Charging Plans

Volkswagen expects to build fast DC charging sites in the U.S. over the next two years that would rival and in some ways exceed today’s Tesla Supercharger network. This news comes via a draft plan released by the California Air Resources Board yesterday in advance of a board meeting later this month. Final approval of […]
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Tiguan Klassisch? Old Model to Stay as VW Looks to Flesh Out SUV Offerings

You’ll have a choice of Tiguans after the newly enlarged 2018 model goes on sale. As it looks for ways of diversifying its utility vehicle lineup in the U.S., Volkswagen will have the old compact crossover soldier alongside its updated, three-row successor. The company has listed SUVs as the central pillar of its new American […]
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FIA’s VW Decision a “Punch in the Face,” Says Mikkelsen

Last year’s World Rally Championship runner up and former VW driver, Andreas Mikkelsen is having a pretty rotten 2017. The young Norwegian has had two VW seats fall out from beneath him, and now he hasn’t got a ride for 2017. “Basically everything that could have gone wrong went wrong and the latest decision [to […]
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Uber Drivers to Get Paid in $20 Million FTC Settlement

Ride-sharing giant Uber Technologies has agreed to a $20 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission to settle claims it misled prospective drivers by making bloated claims about earning potential and ran a deceptive vehicle lending and leasing program. The $20 million settlement will go toward refunding affected drivers, the FTC said in a statement on January 19. […] …

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Volkswagen Considering Electric Beetle

It’s no secret that sales of the Beetle are less than stellar and that’s led to rumors about the car’s future. Volkswagen doesn’t want to drop the idea of the Beetle altogether, because the nameplate holds such a special place in its history. Klaus Bischoff, head of VW design, called the current Beetle one of […]
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Find of the Day: Murdered Out 2012 Jetta SE

Just look at it. The Mk6 Jetta has been accused of lacking visual flare and personality. Anyone who says that is, of course, blind, but they do still say it. However you feel about the Jetta, though, it’s hard to argue that with it’s golden proportions and it’s clean lines, it takes remarkably well to […]
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Limited Edition Ducati Diavel Diesel Announced

Ducati and fashion brand Diesel are collaborating once again, this time with a limited edition Diavel model. Ducati will produce only 666 units featuring a Mad Max-style post-apocalyptic look jointly created by Diesel Creative Director Andrea Rosso and the Ducati Design Center. This marks the second Diesel-branded limited edition Ducati following the 2013 Diesel Monster […]
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All Future Bentleys Will Offer Plug-in Hybrid Option

Bentley says plug-in hybrid drivetrains make the most sense for its elite-class customer base – enough to offer them as an option for all its ultra-luxury vehicles. Speaking last week at Automotive News World Congress, held in Detroit in conjunction with the auto show, Bentley CEO Wolfgang Durheimer said that all Bentley models will have […]
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