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Audi eTron Range Comes in Short

The 2019 Audi eTron battery-electric crossover is nearing launch in the U.S. As such, the EPA has given it an official range rating, which is coming in at 204 miles. The number is considerably less than expected, but that may not detour too many buyers.  To put the figure into perspective, that's less range than the comparable Jaguar I-Pace, which…

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VW Confirms City Car-Sized Electric Vehicles

Volkswagen has made it clear its future is largely electrified, but additional context on their electrification plans continue to trickle out. The German automaker has confirmed part of its plan will include city cars smaller than the upcoming ID hatchback EV.  Volkswagen Group held its Annual Media Conference earlier this week, where CEO Dr. Herbert Diess confirmed the company's MEB electric…

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2020 VW Passat Gets New Look on Old Platform

American automakers are pruning sedans from their lineups as fast as possible, but Volkswagen has decided sedans are still worth the investment. The 2020 Passat will have an all-new look atop its old platform and the above drawing is our first semi-official look.  The current Passat platform dates all the way back to 2011, so suffice to say we're not…

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Electric Audi Hatchback Coming

Like all Volkswagen Group brands, Audi has some lofty electrification plans. Audi's electric plans have been a little more mysterious than VW's, but reportedly Audi is working on a new electric hatchback based on the upcoming VW I.D. hatchback.  According to Auto Express Audi will reveal a concept version of the upcoming hatchback within the next couple of months. The reveal will…

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Report: Volkswagen Planning Sub-$23,000 Electric Car

Volkswagen Group is reportedly planning to produce an electric vehicle that costs less than 20,000 euros. At current conversion rates, that would mean an electric vehicle that costs just under $23,000.  Known internally as the "MEB entry," the car is projected to have a sales volume of about 200,000 copies per year. Reuters reports the car is part of a…

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Volkswagen May Share Electric Vehicle Platform With Ford

Both Volkswagen and Ford Motor Company have confirmed the two are in alliance talks. Those talks may even include the potential sharing of Volkswagen's new electric vehicle platform with Ford, though the automaker's CEO says a decision hasn't been made.  Automotive News reports Volkswagen CFO Frank Witter was asked in a recent earnings call if the company was considering sharing its MEB…

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Audi Claims it Already Has 10,000 Orders For e-Tron

Audi just revealed its first-ever battery-electric SUV last week, the e-Tron. Despite the recent reveal, the brand claims it has already received 10,000 pre-orders for the new SUV.  The order count claim is coming from Lahouari Bennaoum, Director of Finance for Audi. In a recent interview with French publication Automobile Propre the executive asserted there was already 10,000 pre-orders.  Audi has been accepting…

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Porsche Officially Ditching Diesel

Porsche has announced it will ditch diesel powertrains going forward. The move comes as little surprise as parent company Volkswagen Group attempts to distance itself from its 2015 diesel emissions scandal, which included Porsche products.  The German government still has an ongoing probe into Volkswagen diesel engines, which cause Porsche to suspend sales of diesel vehicles in Europe back in…

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