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EPA accuses Audi-VW of cheating on diesel emissions

EPA accuses Audi-VW of cheating on diesel emissions since 2009, demands recall

In a blow to the “clean diesel” marketing lobby, the New York Times reported today that Audi and Volkswagen have been cheating on diesel emissions controls since 2009.

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Safety in Place When VW e-Golf Hits a Deer

Everyone were OK. After such a big hit even the airbag of the VW e-Golf was not used.

Kjetil Jystad was driving his VW e-Golf in Moelv in Norway, when a deer tried to crouch his e-Golf. I asked Kjetil if I can share this picture with TorqueNews readers. He graciously agreed. I don't have many details, except what Kjetil wrote.

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Why VW Recommends Using the VW eGolf Battery Sparingly When It Comes to Fast-Charging

VW's statement about DCFC reads: “Requires charging at select DC fast-charging stations. Frequent and consecutive high-voltage charging (including DC charging) can permanently decrease the capacity of the high-voltage battery. See your Owner’s Manual for details." There really isn't much more than that in the big manual. And the warranty doesn't apply if the owners manual is not followed.

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VW e-Golf Owner Tells How He Went from Range Anxiety Skepticism to Happy Ownership

We have had our VW e-Golf for just over a month now and covered 2000 trouble-free miles. I would say the charging network in the UK is the weakest point. Just now, although, it is improving. Most motorway services have CCS "fast chargers" which have enabled us to do a round trip to Scotland (about 600 miles) although we came across several charge points that were out of service or faulty.

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Volkswagen bus, Subaru WRX STI

Nasty 560hp Subaru STI powered VW double cab bus will blow you away

Take a rusted out old 60s style Volkswagen Double Cab bus with a pickup bed and swap the old air-cooled engine with a Subaru WRX STI powerplant and it becomes a drag star at Santa Pod Raceway in th

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Will Georgia EV Tax Hurt Tesla Model S Sales?

Last week, Georgia eliminated the state's $5,000 electric car (EV) tax credit---the biggest state-based tax credit in the nation---and replaced it with a $200 annual EV tax (more than drivers of gasoline-powered cars pay). The law, which goes into effect July 1, does so amidst the protests of environmentalists and electric car advocates.

Progressive Solutions Ignored

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