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Volkswagen may settle with TDI diesel owners for $5,000; Audi developed emissions cheating software in 1999

Volkswagen may settle with TDI diesel owners for $5,000; Audi developed emissions cheating software in 1999 As the Volkswagen dieselgate scandal has progressed, one enduring question has been how much the corporate executives knew, who authorized the adoption of the cheating technology, and when and how it was developed.According to Reuters, it was this technology that VW relied on when it realized it couldn’t bring auto emissions under control through other means.

The media has no idea what kind of deal VW will announce tomorrow

The media has no idea what kind of deal VW will announce tomorrow In that story, we noted that early rumors pointed to a $5,000 cash offer for VW owners, a payout that would total some $2.5 billion dollars provided the company covered all of the half-million vehicles currently on the road.

Volkswagen will provide payments, buyout offers to 480,000 diesel customers

Volkswagen will provide payments, buyout offers to 480,000 diesel customers Under the terms of the agreement, VW will offer to buy back 480,000 vehicles 2.0-liter diesel vehicles whose engines emit far more pollution than is allowable under US law.

VW shifts focus from diesels to EVs, plans 30 electric car models by 2025

Still reeling from dieselgate, Volkswagen is shifting gears and will unveil some 30 new electric vehicle models within 10 years.Volkswagen unveiled the EV goal as part of a Strategy 2025 plan at its exhibition center in Wolfsburg, Germany, where VW has world headquarters.

Why VW’s $10 billion settlement is a good deal for diesel owners

Why VW’s $10 billion settlement is a good deal for diesel owners 7 billion settlement.As we predicted last fall, anyone who owns a VW diesel may find VW’s settlement turns out to be a good deal.

Regulators reject Volkswagen plan to fix 3.0L diesel vehicles

Regulators reject Volkswagen plan to fix 3.0L diesel vehicles When Volkswagen announced its massive buyback operation last month, the company sounded an optimistic note that it would be able to field a fix for its entire fleet of vehicles.According to the letters, VW has failed to provide a remedy plan that would address the underlying problems with its noncompliant systems.

Bugs in the Bug: 100 million cars, especially VW, may be at risk for unlock hacks

Bugs in the Bug: 100 million cars, especially VW, may be at risk for unlock hacks Weaknesses in Volkswagen’s wireless security leaves 100 million cars at risk for being unlocked and started remotely, researchers say.They estimate just four shared key codes are used in 100 million Volkswagens.

VW diesels owners say, ‘We’ll take the buyback, not the repair’

VW diesels owners say, ‘We’ll take the buyback, not the repair’ The majority of the half-million owners of VW diesels with emissi ons problems want Volkswagen to buy the cars back, then they’ll move on to a different car.If you discount the ribbing VW owners may be getting from their friends, the repair/buyback program works out well for the owners and leaseholders.

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.