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Volkswagen’s Tesla competitor won’t launch in the US until 2021

Volkswagen’s ID.4, designed to compete with Tesla, won’t arrive until 2021, the company told Automotive News. The SUV was originally supposed to launch in select US markets this year, with a 50-state rollout in 2021. Earlier this year, VW executives warned of an impending European emissions fine that could reach […]
Volkswagen’s Tesla competitor won’t launch in the US until 2021
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Volkswagen’s CEO says its latest round of investment in electric self-driving cars will let it finally ‘beat Tesla’

Volkswagen is increasingly transparent about how it plans to catch Tesla’s lead in electric vehicles. In a conference call Monday with analysts and investors, its CEO outlined an increased and accelerated investment into its electric powertrain and software development. “The commitment, the investments, and the industrialisation plans are there to […]
Volkswagen’s CEO says its latest round of investment in electric self-driving cars will let it finally ‘beat Tesla’
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Watch Elon Musk test-drive Volkswagen’s competing electric car in Germany

Elon Musk met with Volkswagen chairman Herbert Diess in Germany last week. As part of the meeting, Musk test-drove VW’s competing electric ID.3. VW shared a minute-long video of the test-drive around a rainy German airfield. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Volkswagen has shared video of its chairman […]
Watch Elon Musk test-drive Volkswagen’s competing electric car in Germany
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Turbocharged engines have taken over the car world. These are our favourites from Porsche, Ferrari, Chevy, Ford, Volvo, VW and more.

Turbocharged engines have become a widespread option across many auto brands, from luxury marques to mass-market options. Turbochargers used to be the province of European cars, but they’re appearing on more American nameplates. I’ve driven turbos from Porsche, Ferrari, McLaren, and Audi, but also from Ford and Chevy. Here’s rundown […]
Turbocharged engines have taken over the car world. These are our favourites from Porsche, Ferrari, Chevy, Ford, Volvo, VW and more.
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Electric vehicles are a tiny piece of the global car market, but Volkswagen is making a huge bet on them. It doesn’t have a choice.

No automaker that makes gas-powered cars has announced electric-vehicle investment plans as ambitious as Volkwagen‘s. By 2023, Volkswagen says it will spend over $US30 billion on electric vehicles, a sum roughly equal to the company’s combined profits from 2015 through 2018. By 2030, Volkswagen intends for electric vehicles to comprise […]
Electric vehicles are a tiny piece of the global car market, but Volkswagen is making a huge bet on them. It doesn’t have a choice.
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Why Volkswagen stopped making its most iconic car, the VW Beetle

The Volkswagen Beetle sold over 23 million units in its 81-year run. From its dark origins in 1930s Nazi Germany to the “Summer of Love” in 1967, the VW Beetle is one of the most recognisable cars ever made. In 2019 the final Beetle rolled off the line in Puebla, […]
Why Volkswagen stopped making its most iconic car, the VW Beetle
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I drove a $610,000 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, a $250,000 Lamborghini Urus, a $98,000 Audi RS 5 Sportback, a $42,000 VW Golf R, and a $27,000 Final Edition of the VW Beetle — here are the big differences in those cars

It’s a constant question: “Is the ultra-expensive car really worth it compared to a much cheaper set of wheels?” I set out to answer that question by comparing five VWGroup vehicles: the LamborghiniAventador SVJ and Lamborghini Urus; the Audi RS5 Sportback; and the VW Golf R and VW Beetle Final […]
I drove a $610,000 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, a $250,000 Lamborghini Urus, a $98,000 Audi RS 5 Sportback, a $42,000 VW Golf R, and a $27,000 Final Edition of the VW Beetle — here are the big differences in those cars