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VW’s production electric Microbus finally sets its big reveal date

VW’s production electric Microbus finally sets its big reveal date

Volkswagen's hotly-anticipated ID. Buzz microbus EV will make its public debut on March 9, 2022, the automaker has confirmed today. One of the earliest concepts VW used to demonstrate the flexibility of the MEB platform for all-electric vehicles, the ID. Buzz brought the 60s favorite into the 21st century with a zero-emissions drivetrain.

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Ionity’s big Supercharger network rival just got a huge investment

Ionity’s big Supercharger network rival just got a huge investment

The push to electric vehicles is going on all around the world. Along with the push to get automotive manufacturers to produce electric vehicles is a push to get significant charging networks rolled out all across Europe. One of the largest EV charging networks in Europe belongs to Ionity. Recently it announced a combined €700 million investment from shareholders, including BMW Group, Ford Motor Company, Hyundai Motor Group, Kia, Mercedes-Benz AG, and the Volkswagen Group including Audi and Porsche.

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2022 VW ID.5 and ID.5 GTX pair sleeker style with electric SUVs

2022 VW ID.5 and ID.5 GTX pair sleeker style with electric SUVs

Volkswagen is adding to its all-electric line-up, with the 2022 ID.5 and its ID.5 GTX sibling offering a sleeker take on crossover EVs. Described by VW as an "E-SUV coupe" the new duo tap the automaker's MEB electric platform as underpins models like the ID.4 crossover.

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2022 Volkswagen Jetta fuel economy estimates revealed by the EPA

2022 Volkswagen Jetta fuel economy estimates revealed by the EPA

Volkswagen has announced the official fuel economy numbers for its 2022 Jetta models. The base 2022 Jetta uses a 1.5-liter turbocharged and direct-injected EA211 TSI engine, the same as in the Taos SUV. That engine uses a modified version of the Miller cycle to help improve fuel economy.

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VW ID.4 AWD Pro is entering the 2021 Rebelle Rally

VW ID.4 AWD Pro is entering the 2021 Rebelle Rally

After winning the 2021 World Car of the Year award, the VW ID.4 is on a mission to prove that electric vehicles are willing to get down and dirty in professional competition. Volkswagen of America recently announced the entry of its ID.4 AWD PRO electric SUV at the 2021 Rebelle Rally, a grueling eight-day off-road extravaganza across 1,500 miles of demanding terrain across Nevada, Arizona, and California.

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2021 VW ID.4 AWD Pro achieves an EPA-confirmed 249 miles of range

2021 VW ID.4 AWD Pro achieves an EPA-confirmed 249 miles of range

VW of America has released the official US EPA fuel economy numbers for the 2021 ID.4 AWD Pro and ID.4 AWD Pro S. As it turns out, the ID.4 AWD Pro achieves 249 miles of range on a single full charge, while the ID.4 AWD Pro S is good for 240 miles of driving range, and we find this surprising.

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Volkswagen releases first OTA update for EVs with roadmap for new features

Volkswagen releases first OTA update for EVs with roadmap for new features

Volkswagen is lighting up over-the-air (OTA) updates for all of its ID electric models, expanding what had until now been a trial with the promise of new firmware delivered without owners needing to visit a dealership. The first VW OTA update for EVs will be released from today, the automaker confirmed, though not every software package will be a free upgrade.

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Argo AI and VW are showing off their self-driving test vehicle

Argo AI and VW are showing off their self-driving test vehicle

In Munich, automakers and partners are gearing up for the first IAA Mobility conference. Two of the companies showing off high-tech vehicles during the show are Argo AI and Volkswagen. They are showing off the all-electric ID. BUZZ AD, the "AD" in the name stands for Autonomous Driving.

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Volkswagen teases its future entry-level electric vehicle

Volkswagen teases its future entry-level electric vehicle

Volkswagen is teasing its future ID. LIFE electric vehicles with a teaser looking at its entry-level electric vehicle aiming at a price tag of about €20,000. The vehicle is the ID. LIFE concept car designed with sustainability and digitalization in mind. VW says the vehicle will be extremely flexible, able to become a mini cinema or gaming center, among other uses.

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Cupra UrbanRebel Concept is a race-inspired urban electric car

Cupra UrbanRebel Concept is a race-inspired urban electric car

We’ve long been waiting for a souped-up urban electric vehicle, and it seems Cupra heard our pleas with its UrbanRebel Concept. Cupra is the performance arm of Spanish automaker Seat, the latter now part of the VW Group. Seat established the Cupra brand in 2018, and the UrbanRebel Concept previews the future design language of Cupra’s urban electric vehicle slated for release in 2025.

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Volkswagen’s electrification push means the end for the manual transmission

Volkswagen’s electrification push means the end for the manual transmission

For decades, the manual transmission has been an integral part of many Volkswagen models. In the past, buyers could get a manual transmission on VWs more mundane sedans as well as its sports cars. The manual transmission was already on the way out before the push for electrification with the advent of DSG gearboxes in recent years that were more fuel-efficient and offered better performance.

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Volkswagen’s cheapest car is rising to its big 2022 challenge

Volkswagen’s cheapest car is rising to its big 2022 challenge

Volkswagen has revealed the 2022 Jetta, and with recent discontinuations the automaker's cheapest model in the US has a lot resting on it. VW recently confirmed it would be cutting the base Golf and the Passat from its North American line-up, paring back some of its more value-focused cars as it pushes electrification in the ID. range.

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