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Meet the VW ID electric car: 300-plus mile range in 2020, self-driving by 2025

Meet the VW ID electric car: 300-plus mile range in 2020, self-driving by 2025 By 2025, the VW ID will be self-driving, the company says.The VW ID motor configuration will be arranged like the BMW i3 (and unlike the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Bolt), with the engine driving the rear, not front, wheels.

Top tech cars of the 2016 Paris Motor Show

Top tech cars of the 2016 Paris Motor Show Here are the top cars of the biennial Mondial de l’Automobile, with a focus on models that will make it to North America.And either would work fine in Paris, which bans non-EVs from motoring about the first Sunday of each month.

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars — with plenty of surprises

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars — with plenty of surprises New cars and cars with lots of technology continue to be a challenge for automakers to build and buyers to figure out, according to Consumer Reports’ annual car reliability ratings.Meanwhile, Asian brands led by Lexus and Toyota took seven of the top 10 spots along with Buick (!

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars - with plenty of surprises

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars - with plenty of surprises New cars and cars with lots of technology continue to be a challenge for automakers to build and buyers to figure out, according to Consumer Reports’ annual car reliability ratings.They do look cool, but owners’ ratings pushed the Model X into the 10-worst-models ranking and dragged Tesla down to 25 of 29 brands.

Did Audi have its own gasoline emissions defeat switch, too?

Did Audi have its own gasoline emissions defeat switch, too? When it comes to its diesel emissions scandal, Volkswagen finds more bad news and a new bottom every month.The New York Times reported his potential transgression is “failing to notify shareholders quickly enough of the financial risks of the diesel emissions cheating scandal,” thus violating securities laws.

Golf, anyone? VW unleashes a new-product barrage

Golf, anyone? VW unleashes a new-product barrage Thus, for what is a midlife refresh while awaiting the eighth-generation Golf in 2019, VW has made lots of changes.The 2017 Golf will support Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink.

Why VW pulled the plug on diesels in the US: It's time to focus on EVs

Why VW pulled the plug on diesels in the US: It's time to focus on EVs This week VW brand chief executive Herbert Diess issued the gloomiest statement yet about diesel’s future here, more strongly than he’d spoken just weeks before.Even a company as big as VW has finite R&D capabilities and now may be the time to put research dollars into electric vehicles.

Best cars of CES 2017 - almost the Car Electronics Show

Best cars of CES 2017 - almost the Car Electronics Show Just as well, because it could almost be called the Car Electronics Show.The North Hall of Las Vegas Convention Center was taken over by the automakers and suppliers, makers of car electronics such as Garmin, and a few resolute makers of aftermarket car speakers.

Top 10 tech cars of the 2017 Detroit auto show

Top 10 tech cars of the 2017 Detroit auto show Here’s our take on the top cars of NAIAS 2017, especially those with technical appeal.The Detroit show’s public days run Saturday, Jan.

Volkswagen debuts all-electric minibus ncept for the modern hippy

Volkswagen debuts all-electric minibus ncept for the modern hippy Frank Welsch, Volkswagen member of the Board of Management, says theI.This concept vehicle is the world's first electric multi-purpose vehicle to be equipped with a fully autonomous driving mode,” he says.

Volkswagen's Big Debut At The Chicago Auto Show Hurts Like Hell When You Step On It

Volkswagen's Big Debut At The Chicago Auto Show Hurts Like Hell When You Step On It We didn’t send anyone to the Chicago Auto Show because, well, frankly, what’s the point?Volkswagen may have revealed their fifth reborn-Microbus concept at Detroit, but Chicago has an amazing reveal, too!

Tesla driver saves unconscious man trapped in out-of-control vehicle

Tesla driver saves unconscious man trapped in out-of-control vehicle On Monday, Manfred Kick was driving his Tesla Model S on the Autobahn, not far from Munich.While behind the wheel, Kick noticed that a man driving a Volkswagen Passat in the left lane had fallen unconscious.

VW’s CC replacement will boast a more dramatic design and luxury car tech

VW’s CC replacement will boast a more dramatic design and luxury car tech Named Arteon, the model is scheduled to greet the public for the first time next month during the Geneva Auto Show.The Arteon will replace the CC, which has been on the market since 2007 — a near-eternity in car years.

Is that Bulbasaur on wheels? Nope, it's Volkswagen's new concept car.

Is that Bulbasaur on wheels? Nope, it's Volkswagen's new concept car. If you're a fan of Pokémon, you just might see a familiar face Volkswagen's first fully autonomous concept vehicle.The ride is called Sedric (as in self-driving car), and let's be real, it looks like a Bulbasaur with those wide-spaced "eyes.

VW tries to break out of its conservative styling rut with new Arteon

VW tries to break out of its conservative styling rut with new Arteon Debuting at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the Volkswagen Arteon features even more expressive styling than the CC, and ditches its predecessor’s four-door sedan layout for a five-door hatchback shape.That makes the Arteon the perfect car for people who think a Passat is too boring, but can’t afford Audi’s new A5 Sportback.

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We Don't Know The Environmental Effects Of Junking Half A Million Volkswagen Diesels

We Don't Know The Environmental Effects Of Junking Half A Million Volkswagen Diesels ) Such life cycle studies have been done before, and you’ll find quite a few of them covering the U.Displacing a single carbureted diesel vehicle in a developing country, for example, with an electronically fuel injected Volkswagen TDI would—you would think—be a major advantage from an environmental standpoint.

Volkswagen’s I.D. Crozz concept forecasts an autonomous, electric future

Volkswagen’s I.D. Crozz concept forecasts an autonomous, electric future Now Volkswagen is adding a third concept to the family.concepts, the bizarrely named Crozz is based on Volkswagen’s MEB platform for compact electric cars.

Top Cars of the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show

Top Cars of the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show The Shanghai auto show is a good look at where the car world is headed: small, space-efficient, energy-efficient, electrified or plug-in — plus honking big SUVs for the elite who can afford the taxes.Here are the most significant cars of Auto Shanghai 2017, which runs (public days) April 21-28.