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Volkswagen’s recall plan rejected in California

Volkswagen’s recall plan rejected in California

California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) has rejected Volkswagen’s proposal for how it will deal with the recall of its vehicles in the state. In addition, CARB has also made public its formal Notice of Violation regarding the auto maker’s violation of state air quality regulations. Says the California EPA, “Today’s actions do not preclude a recall, but allow for a broader array of potential remedies.”

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VW Tiguan GTE Active Concept shows hybrids can be tough, too

VW Tiguan GTE Active Concept shows hybrids can be tough, too

Volkswagen arguably couldn't have picked a better auto show to reveal its "extreme off-road" SUV than snow-filled Detroit in January. The new VW Tiguan GTE Active Concept may look like the Tiguan production car, but under the sheet metal is one of Volkswagen's most ambitious plug-in hybrid drivetrains so far, while on the inside there's a serious dashboard upgrade to be found.

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Volkswagen e-Golf Touch Shows Off Upcoming VW Infotainment Upgrades

Volkswagen e-Golf Touch Shows Off Upcoming VW Infotainment Upgrades

Volkswagen has been gradually improving the quality of the infotainment systems offered in its vehicles over the course of the past two years, even going so far as to introduce a prototype gesture control interface at least year's CES for the Golf R - a design that has yet to make it into production. For 2016, VW is once again back at CES promoting the gesture control concept, but it's doing so on the strength of an entirely new system installed in a concept car based on its current battery-powered hatchback and dubbed the 'e-Golf Touch.'

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Volkswagen BUDD-e Concept Is A Glimpse At Tomorrow’s Electric, Connected Car

Volkswagen BUDD-e Concept Is A Glimpse At Tomorrow’s Electric, Connected Car

The Volkswagen BUDD-e Concept overachieves in terms of wowing CES attendees with a vast range of cutting edge technologies and features. The small, crossover-like van - which will almost certainly never be built - is intended to showcase both the brand's upcoming electric vehicle plans, as well as its forays into comprehensive connectivity, the Internet of Things, and next-generation human-machine interface development.

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Frankie Muniz is selling the original Fast & Furious’ Volkswagen Jetta

Frankie Muniz is selling the original Fast & Furious’ Volkswagen Jetta

Frankie Muniz, the actor you may remember from the once popular sitcom Malcolm in the Middle, has finally decided to part ways with the 1995 Volkswagen Jetta you see pictured here. What's so significant about this 20-year old sedan, other than looking ridiculous by today's standards, you may ask? Well, the car was built for, and played a small part in the original The Fast and The Furious movie from 2001. Turns out Muniz bought the Jetta after the movie's completion, but is now putting it up for auction.

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California bumps decision deadline in VW emissions scandal

California bumps decision deadline in VW emissions scandal

Following the receipt of a letter proposing an alternative way to deal with the Volkswagen emissions scandal, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has decided to extend the deadline for rejecting or approving the scandal’s repair plan. The extension decision came in on Friday and pushes the decision deadline back to January 14, giving the agency about three extra weeks to consider the best course of action.

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Letter: VW should put scandal resources into zero-emissions cars

Letter: VW should put scandal resources into zero-emissions cars

More than 40 activists and clean energy executives, including Elon Musk of SpaceX and Tesla, have signed a letter sent to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) urging a different method for dealing with Volkswagen and its emissions-cheating cars. Rather than following through with the current plan, which will have Volkswagen fix its faulty cars, the collective wants the auto maker to puts those resources into launching its zero emissions cars.

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VW call for emission scandal whistleblower employees sees 50 step up

VW call for emission scandal whistleblower employees sees 50 step up

The fallout from the emissions cheating scandal that Volkswagen is embroiled in won’t be ending any time soon. VW recently lined up financing for $21 billion to pay for costs associated with the debacle and may have to sell off some of its biggest assets to cover the loans. As VW gears up to fight the legal battle and suits that are in the works, reports have surfaced about scores of VW employees stepping forward to grab whistleblower status with the automaker.

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VW accused of killing car to cover emissions crisis

VW accused of killing car to cover emissions crisis

Dieselgate's fallout continues to snowball, with Volkswagen now facing allegations that it tried to bury fuel efficiency discrepancies on models in its line-up. The economy realization came, so the beleaguered German automaker said, on the back of renewed emissions testing to see just how much nitrogen oxide its diesels were producing, after cheating software intended to mislead during regulatory examinations was identified.

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No quick VW dieselgate answer; 40 said under investigation

No quick VW dieselgate answer; 40 said under investigation

Figuring blame for Volkswagen's dieselgate test cheating isn't likely to happen any time soon, the company has said, arguing that rebuilding customer faith is more important. Demands to know exactly who was responsible for the software, which forced select VW family diesel engines into a more frugal mode when testing conditions were detected, have been vocal, but right now it seems that's not the company's first priority.

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Volkswagen to launch prepaid cards to appease US customers

Volkswagen to launch prepaid cards to appease US customers

German car maker Volkswagen took a huge hit when it was revealed that it installed "defeat devices" on its TDI diesel engines to cheat their way through emissions tests. In addition to facing potential legal lawsuits in both Europe and the US, the fallout from this scandal has also caused Volkswagen no small amount of credibility in the market. And so it is setting out to reinstall the faith of the industry in the company and it seems to be starting by launching a prepaid card program in the US.

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Dieselgate fallout: Now EVERY US diesel will get new EPA test

Dieselgate fallout: Now EVERY US diesel will get new EPA test

The fallout from Volkswagen's emissions cheating continues, with the US Environmental Protection Agency now planning to test every diesel from every manufacturer. VW's admission that its cars would not only fail emissions tests, but that it had installed software into millions of vehicles that would falsify its output to meet the requirements of the EPA and similar agencies in other countries under testing conditions, have prompted a complete overhaul of how such processes operate.

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