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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.
Beetle's Final Editions

VW Squashes The Beetle As Market Sees SUV Shift

It's a sad but necessary part of the business. When business isn't good and cars are sitting on lots do you know what happens? Unless the automaker is extremely confident of a turnaround, the automaker eventually pulls the plus on the vehicle. That's what happened this week as VW squashed Its slow-sellng, though iconic, Beetle.
VW Recalls 2 Models

Volkswagen Recalls 8,415 2018 Atlas, Passat Models To Fix Potential Brake Issues

Volkswagen has recalled a total of 8,415 Atlas and Passat models to fix brake issues. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the automaker has recalled the 2017 and 2018 models to fix a potential problem with the caliper brakes mounting bracket that may lessen braking effectiveness.

If You Love To Drive And Have A Commute Then This Vehicle Is For You

Have you been wondering lately if you are driving the right car? After all, your commute is, at least, one hour each way and there are more than a few drivers’ roads – twisty bits, off-camber fall aways and more – along the way, which enrich your drive. But, your vehicle, the humble daily driver in the driveway, it is up to it?
Tesla Model S Battery Charging at Supercharger

The Worldwide Car Battery Shortage and is Your New Car Order Affected?

With the growing rapid output of worldwide EV production, the glaring reality of supply and demand becomes more obvious as to which key players in the auto industry are prepared for battery shortages and which ones are not. Regardless, if the company you buy a BEV from is not one of “the big three,” you should expect you car order to be delayed because of battery shortages by the factory.
2018 Audi Q5

VW, Audi Surprise Everyone With Sales Records

For one reason or another, Volkswagen has continued to sell very strongly into the intermediate crossover segment. This segment has been redhot and VW has sought to have models that sell into it quite well. The Atlas and the so-called "Long Tiguan" have fulfilled this roll. The other item that has Audi managers happy is the 105th straight month of sales records for VW's luxury division.
Nissan NV Electric Camper (top) and VW Buzz ID Bus (bottom)

Limited EV Camper Market Options Makes Tesla Create a Camper Mode for its Cars

With all the fast paced changes occurring in the EV world from a Tented Model 3 to a Class 8 Mighty Tesla Semi RV Camper coached by Instagram, has unfortunately left EVers with an inescapable reality: this summer they’re left short handed with few camping vehicle options. What’s presently selling they’re not selling them here in the states. And Teslarites are taking the matter into their own hands.

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