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These 5 crazy-fast electric cars are giving supercars a run for their money – Business Insider

Friday, January 20, 2017

Rimac Tesla has made a name for itself as an electric carmaker that doesn’t compromise on speed. The Model S with a 100 kWh battery can accelerate to 60 mph in just 2.4 seconds — faster than the LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder. But Tesla isn’t the only one trying to push speed boundries with its electric vehicles. Several startups are also looking to put their names on the map by…

Brainerd Facility Managing Volkswagen Recall, Emissions Tests – CBS Local

Friday, January 20, 2017

BRAINERD, Minn. (WCCO) — Hundreds of cars are being sent to a business in northern Minnesota following a major recall. Thousands of vehicles are expected to end up at the Brainerd Industry Center (BIC). The rows and rows of cars sitting in the lot are part of a recall after Volkswagen admitted to cheating on emissions tests. But it’s what could happen next that has neighbors worried. Vehicles of all…

The BMW X4 M40i Is Fast, if Not Practical – New York Times

Thursday, January 19, 2017

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Ex-Volkswagen CEO denies early knowledge of diesel emissions cheating – Reuters

Thursday, January 19, 2017

BERLIN Former Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn refused to tell German lawmakers when he first learned about systematic exhaust emissions cheating but said it was no earlier than VW has officially admitted. VW has said its executive board did not learn of the software violations until late August 2015 and formally reported the cheating to authorities in the United States in early September that year. Upon being asked whether…

The Tiguan L Is The Volkswagen Allspace For China – Forbes – Forbes

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Volkswagen Tiguan L, by Tycho de Feijter The new Volkswagen Tiguan L has been launched on the Chinese car market. The L is a long-wheelbase variant of the Tiguan SUV. It is manufactured in China by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture. The Tiguan L will also be marketed in Europe and North America where it will be called the Tiguan Allspace. The European version will be manufactured in Germany and the…

Bumpy road to a buyback? Franklin man’s warning about Volkswagen recall settlement – fox6now.com

Thursday, January 19, 2017

FRANKLIN — Thousands of people in Wisconsin are driving a car recalled by Volkswagen. The company admitted to deliberately deceiving drivers about the emissions standards of many of its diesel-fueled vehicles. The issue has resulted in an emissions recall and Volkswagen must compensate drivers who own certain vehicles. Ryan Bender from Franklin is one of the people in Wisconsin who is affected by the recall. He owns a Volkswagen Jetta Sports…

2016 was a record-breaking year for global car sales, and it was almost entirely driven by China – Business Insider

Thursday, January 19, 2017

ChinaFotoPress/ Getty Images Last year was yet another record-breaker for global car sales. According to a report from Macquarie Bank, 88.1 million million cars and light commercial vehicles were sold worldwide in 2016, up 4.8% from a year earlier. That was the fastest annual rate of growth since 2013. The chart below from Macquarie shows the clear recovery in sales following the global financial crisis in 2008/09. via Business Insider…

The Tiguan L Is The Volkswagen Allspace For China – Forbes

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Volkswagen Tiguan L, by Tycho de Feijter The new Volkswagen Tiguan L has been launched on the Chinese car market. The L is a long-wheelbase variant of the Tiguan SUV. It is manufactured in China by the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture. The Tiguan L will also be marketed in Europe and North America where it will be called the Tiguan Allspace. The European version will be manufactured in Germany and the…

Dear Volkswagen: Stop Teasing Us With Microbus Concepts Unless You Intend To Build One – Forbes

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Another year, another VW Microbus concept – this time it’s an EV called the I.D. Buzz and is claimed to run for as much as 270 miles on a charge. (Photo: Volkswagen) It seems like whenever Volkswagen is going through a rough patch and/or has little in the way of genuinely compelling hardware to reveal (while admirable, we don’t find the new stretched Tiguan that premiered last week at the…

State urged to use VW settlement to boost electric vehicles – The Advocate

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Caption Close Connecticut will receive $51.6 million from a national settlement that punishes Volkswagen for equipping vehicles to beat emission tests — and ideas on how to use the money to clean up the damage are already pouring in. “Volkswagen lied to the American people, and the residents of Connecticut paid the price,” said Kate Cohen, education director of the Connecticut Public Interest Research Group. “(But) Volkswagen’s crime is now…

Dear Volkswagen: Stop Teasing Us With Microbus Concepts Unless … – Forbes

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Another year, another VW Microbus concept – this time it’s an EV called the I.D. Buzz and is claimed to run for as much as 270 miles on a charge. (Photo: Volkswagen) It seems like whenever Volkswagen is going through a rough patch and/or has little in the way of genuinely compelling hardware to reveal (while admirable, we don’t find the new stretched Tiguan that premiered last week at the…

When It Comes to Safety, Autonomous Cars Are Still "Teen Drivers" – Scientific American

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Tech giants and carmakers have poured massive amounts of money and effort into developing cars that can drive themselves. But before Google, Tesla, Uber and others can persuade humans to share their streets with bots, they have to prove this technology—although definitely still learning and maturing—doesn’t amount to flooding the nation’s roadways with dangerously adolescent robot drivers. “Sometimes I hear [the] industry talk about autonomous vehicles as though…

Detroit’s auto show was all about Trump — and he wasn’t even there – Vox

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

DETROIT — In one of his final acts as vice president, Joe Biden stopped in Detroit last week for the second press day of the North American International Auto Show. He admired a bright blue and white Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport and said he intended to buy a Corvette Stingray. Then he made his way to the Chevy Bolt — a symbol of the Obama administration’s efforts to inspire innovation…

At Volkswagen, a Scandal Where Executives Could Pay the Price – The New Yorker

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Volkswagen’s newest vehicle launch can’t distract from the fallout from its emissions scandal: a record fine and the indictment of six VW executives.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY ANDREW HARRER / BLOOMBERG VIA GETTY At the Detroit Auto Show last week, Volkswagen hoped to escape the present with a nod to the past, introducing a revamped version of its iconic flat-faced, boxy Microbus, the vehicle that shepherded the counterculture across the interstates some five…

Dear Volkswagen: Stop Showing Microbus Concepts Unless You Intend To Build One – Forbes

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Another year, another VW Microbus concept – this time it’s an EV called the I.D. Buzz and is claimed to run for as much as 270 miles on a charge. (Photo: Volkswagen) It seems like whenever Volkswagen is going through a rough patch and/or has little in the way of genuinely compelling hardware to reveal (while admirable, we don’t find the new stretched Tiguan that premiered last week at the…

BMW isn’t messing around with a good thing – CNET

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Now that BMW’s split the 3 Series sedan and 4 Series coupe into separate models, they’re receiving updates at different times. So keep an eye out, because what you see on the new 2018 4 Series is likely to make its way to the 3 Series soon. But for now let’s focus on the 4 Series and its variants, including the 4 Series convertible, 4 Series Gran Coupe five-door hatchback…

Amazon patented a highway network that controls self-driving cars and trucks – Recode

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Amazon was awarded a patent for a network that manages a very specific aspect of the self-driving experience: How autonomous cars navigate reversible lanes. Reversible lanes indicate a change in direction of traffic with an overhead signal, making it a potential disaster zone for self-driving cars that haven’t yet been programmed to understand those signals. In the patent, Amazon outlines a network that can communicate with self-driving vehicles so they…

Driver Escapes After Crashing Stolen BMW Into SoHo Art Gallery – Gothamist

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Law enforcement officers are searching for a driver who managed to evade New Jersey State Police, speed through the Holland Tunnel, crash into a SoHo art gallery, and fled to parts unknown in the early morning hours Tuesday. One Injured After Police Chase Ends In Crash In SoHo https://t.co/gxpEnyYeeG pic.twitter.com/c8m92gPUee — STUDENTS4TRUMP (@fernacarieles) January 17, 2017 According to New Jersey State Police, a patrol car with its lights and sirens…

Volkswagen’s electric I.D. family set to grow with at least two new concepts – Digital Trends

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Volkswagen will continue expanding its family of I.D.-badged concept cars in the coming months. “We’ll introduce you to two or three more ideas on the platform in the months to come to show the spectrum, and we’ll lay our cards very soon on what we can do,” revealed Jurgen Stackmann, Volkswagen sales and marketing boss, in an interview with British magazine Auto Express. More: New Atlas SUV could fast-track Volkswagen’s…

Volkswagen’s electric I.D. family set to grow with at least two new concepts – Digital Trends

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Volkswagen will continue expanding its family of I.D.-badged concept cars in the coming months. “We’ll introduce you to two or three more ideas on the platform in the months to come to show the spectrum, and we’ll lay our cards very soon on what we can do,” revealed Jurgen Stackmann, Volkswagen sales and marketing boss, in an interview with British magazine Auto Express. More: New Atlas SUV could fast-track Volkswagen’s…