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Facing Jail Time for Diesel Cheating, VW CEO Winterkorn Quits

The investigation centering around Volkswagen Auto Group’s emission-cheating system on their popular diesel cars has taken an interesting turn, as CEO Martin Winterkorn has resigned from his position atop the massive automotive corporation – possibly in an effort to avoid jail terms that could come as a result of the diesel emission scandal.

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.

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.

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.

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VW eGolf

Volkswagen e-Golf All-Electric Car: Will It Be A Success?

Electric cars are all the rage, and with gas prices usually above $3.00 per gallon and fluctuating on a daily basis, expect more of hybrid and electric plug-in vehicles gracing the roadways than ever before. Consumers will be looking for something that saves cash at the pump and reduces their overall carbon footprint. These consumer demands in conjunction with government regulations for fuel efficiency have automakers looking for solutions to meet needs all around.

Volkswagen to unveil Passat GTE plug-in hybrid – when will it make it to the U.S.?

Why do you tease us so, Volkswagen? Following in the footsteps of the (for now) Europe-only Golf GTE plug-in hybrid, the European spec Passat GTE will be unveiled at the 2014 Paris Motor Show this week. When will we be graced with its presence across the pond?

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