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2019  VW Jetta

Volkswagen Recalls Nearly 74,000 Crossovers, Sedans To Fix Warning Systems

Volkswagen has recalled nearly 74,000 crossovers and sedans to fix a warning issue. On some 2018 and 2019 Atlas, Jetta, and Tiguan models with standard keyed ignitions the control module has been misprogrammed. There is no "key-in-the-ignition-warning". The automaker, beginning in January, will notify owners and reprogram the module to meet federal standards.
EA's High Speed Charging System

Popular Science Names Electrify America’s Charging System 'Best Of What’s New'

Electrify America, the Volkswagen subsidiary charged with expanding or creating more zero emissions infrastructure, has been awarded Popular Science 'Best of What's New" for 2018. Specifically, PopSci called out EA's high-speed charging stations and the special tech. that they use.
Mass production of VW Neo and Hyundai Kona Courtesy VWG and HMG Media Hyundai Kona by Al Castro

The Mass Incursion of BEV’s Begins! Hyundai Imports “Production Hell” onto the Pacific, While VW Gets Ready for Theirs onto the Atlantic

D Day Reversed! As Tesla prepares for Cheap Model 3 “Production Hell,” the competition takes a Last Stand: Hyundai is ready to unleash a manufacturing fury of a “Production Hell,” with Kona to invade America via the Pacific. While VW and Ford sign a war pact treaty to enact their diabolical anti-Tesla master plan to unleash triple flanking fury coming soon from Dearborn, Chattanooga, and from the North Atlantic shores.
Once known as ID Buzz, this car is now called Neo, the entry level People’s Electric Car.

The People’s First Electric Car: Operation Polaris and VW’s Plan to Make $21,000 BEV VW Neo the Car to Beat Tesla Before Tesla Corners the BEV Market

As Tesla Corporation completes its plans to corner the BEV market with a nearly complete vehicle portfolio, VW Group launches Operation Polaris, a plan to beat Tesla at the same game VW invented before Tesla uses that same VW book to saturate it. While Tesla uses VW’s rulebook to reduce the cost of a cheaper Model 3, VW tries to outflank Tesla by throwing that same book back at them to launch production on such a massive D Day scale for their first ID electric car to try to drown out Tesla.
Headquarters at Dearborn for Ford, Wolfsburg for VW Group, and the brands they sell.

The VW and Ford “Collaboration:” In Light of DaimlerChrysler, VW Group ain’t no Mercedes, and Ford ain’t no K-Car, Okay?

There are two powerful entities on Earth, VW Group and Ford, that are now looking to (ahem) “work more closely together” in areas where they can help each other most. Daimler and FCA, the two divorcées of another kind of Germanic-Americano relationship long ago, are mutual friends of both the Fords and VWs, and they send their regards to wish them both well. I explain why.
VW T-Roc

VW’s Subcompact SUV Planned for 2020 Model Year

After telling the automotive press that the T-Cross was not heading to the U.S. market, it seems that VW still wants to have a low-end subcompact crossover/SUV. Though there is little information available now, what we do know indicates that the new vehicle will be slotted below the Tiguan, but will stlll be longer than anything available in Europe.
All photos from either ChargePoint, Tesla, Electrify America, US DOE, or Porsche Media sites

Attention Electric Car Owners: Here’s an Update on Choices for EV Public Charging Options

One of the most frustrating things about owning an electric car is missing the easy dynamic once had by going to a gas station to refuel. As electric cars proliferate and investment money is spent, however, more and newer options, either now or coming on the horizon, will make public charging easier, and in a few cases, even for free.
VW Atlas

Was New VW Chief Tasked With Turning Poor Car Sales Picture Around?

After two tumultuous years, highlighted by the Dieselgate scandal, Volkswagen has decided to change the person at the top. The automaker has tapped Scott Keogh, CEO and president of Audi, with the task of rebooting sales at VW. Hinrich Woebcken, current president, will remain as an adviser to the board.
Scott Speed takes a bump

Foust Takes Third In First Nitro Rallycross After Rumble Shakes Up Field

In what could be a tuneup for the final American Rallycross festivities this weekend, the drivers of the VW Andretti Rallycross team put on a hard-fought display of driving that saw one of them -- Scott Speed -- knocked out of the racing in the Final and the other -- Tanner Foust -- claw his way back to a well-earned third place in last weekend's Nitro Rallycross.
Array of BEV and PHEV cars from Tesla, Chevy, and Sono Motors

EV’s On California HOV Lanes: Where All Plug-Ins are not the Same

ANALYSIS AND OPINION: One of the fringe benefits of golden state citizenry is you get exemption from occupancy rules on California HOV lanes if you drive some kind of electric plug-in. But lately too many single occupant cars are clogging up the lane. They need to narrow the criteria. They started by asking WHO should be allowed access? Instead, maybe Californians need to start a national conversation with a reset to ask exactly: WHAT KIND OF ELECTRIC CAR should have access?
Volkswagen ID BUZZ CARGO Van

VW Reveals the ID Buzz Electric Kombi Cargo Bus: A Preview of the Passenger Type 2 Electric Samba to Come

With Type 1 Beetle Mark 3 in its swansong, VW decides in good timing that it’s ready to try its luck and good fortune on another storied halo, that some say as a van, has more potential of being even more popular and longer lasting than Beetle, even as an electric. Let’s hope Samba reaches its 100th Birthday in 2049 that Beetle almost made in 2038 (or earlier?), but didn’t quite live as long.

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