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VW chief: Diesel engines have “a great future”

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller rejected predictions of diesel’s demise, saying that the diesel engine has “a great future” ahead of it. “The diesels we are offering today are clean,” Mueller told CNBC at the recent Frankfurt Motor Show. “They comply with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure requirements, and they meet the requirements and… Read more »

California ARB approves first phase of VW infrastructure investment

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved the first of four phases of VW’s infrastructure plan. The German giant will invest $800 million in charging and other EV-promoting initiatives, as penance for its dirty diesel dealings. The funds will be invested by VW subsidiary Electrify America, in four installments of $200 million each over… Read more »

VW claims its upcoming EV will be $7,000 to $8,000 cheaper than Model 3

Volkswagen execs have been talking some smack about Tesla. “Anything Tesla can do, we can surpass,” CEO Herbert Diess said in May. VW is working on its first native EV (that is, the first one not adapted from an ICE vehicle), code-named the ID Concept, and it has released specs comparable to those of Tesla’s… Read more »

2017 VW e-Golf increases range to 125 miles – available in Europe now, in US later in spring

Volkswagen’s new e-Golf, with a larger battery pack and longer range, is now available for order in Europe, and will go on sale in the US later this spring. Prices start at €35,900 ($38,000) in Germany. US pricing is yet to be announced. The e-Golf’s battery capacity has been increased from 24.2 kWh to 35.8… Read more »

New VW subsidiary to manage $2 billion investment in EV infrastructure

Volkswagen has formed a new subsidiary to manage its $2 billion penance for the dirty diesel scandal. The new company, Electrify America, will be based in Reston, Virginia, and Volkswagen Group of America Chief Operating Officer Mark McNabb will serve as its CEO. Electrify America will build and maintain a “high-speed, cross-country” network of over… Read more »

VW to provide $2 billion for ZEV infrastructure, drawing criticism and praise from insiders

By now, the main events in Volkswagen’s dirty diesel scandal are familiar to Charged readers. For years, the world’s second-largest automaker opted not to produce hybrids or EVs, instead relying on “clean diesel” to meet government-mandated emissions standards. In 2015, scientists at the International Council on Clean Transportation were puzzled to find that they couldn’t… Read more »

Deutsche Post may sell electric delivery vans to other companies – VW is not pleased

With their regular routes, central depots and constant start-stop operation, postal delivery vans are a perfect candidate for electrification. Posten, the Norwegian postal service, recently ordered 240 Renault Kangoo Z.E.s to add to its existing fleet of 900 EVs). France’s La Poste operates a fleet of several thousand Kangoo Z.E.s. Deutsche Post DHL, the privately-operated… Read more »

EV charging companies fear $2-billion VW settlement could hurt competition

As part of its punishment for hoodwinking the whole world in its dirty diesel debacle, Volkswagen has agreed to invest $2 billion in EV charging infrastructure in the US, $800 million of it in California. The exact plan, which is yet to be released, will be overseen by the California Air Resources Board and the… Read more »