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The Unhinged Political Ad That Says Germany Is ‘Dumping Cheap Cars’ On America 

If you’re a fan of exciting speculative fiction, there’s a short video circulating right now from an allegedly non-partisan group called CASE for Consumers that describes an incredible alternate reality where Angela Merkel is masterminding a plan to dump cheap German cars on the American market. Cheap German cars! In…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Concept Will Do 164 MPH If You Ask Nicely

Volkswagen has a new hot hatch that’s almost ready for production, and it’s the most powerful GTI yet. Meet the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR concept car, a road version of Volkswagen’s IMSA race car that’ll go 164 mph if you ask Volkswagen to get rid of the car’s speed limiter.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Volkswagen’s New CEO Will Get A Heads-Up If The U.S. Charges Him Over Dieselgate

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Here’s Where VW Plans To Install Electric Vehicle Fast Chargers By The End Of 2019

Volkswagen’s Dieselgate scandal led to the indictment of nine employees, including its former CEO, but a court-ordered settlement required the German automaker to dump gobs of cash into electric vehicles. When it comes to fast charging infrastructure, we’re now seeing what the investment might look like.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas Towed My Classic VW Race Car Across The Country

When a 24 Hours of Lemons team offered me a free Volkswagen Type 4—the largest air-cooled car VW ever made—I had to haul it more than 2,000 miles from California to Texas. Seemed like a perfect opportunity to find out if the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas can haul families and one of its ancestors, right?Read more… […]

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VW Will Create A Huge Taxi Service With China’s Biggest Ride-Hailing Company: Report

Practically every major automaker has some sort of plan to develop an Uber-like service of the future, and if a report from Reuters is accurate, Volkswagen has a massive project of its own in the works. VW plans to form a joint venture with China’s largest ride-hailing company that would involve developing vehicles…Read more… Continue […]

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Volkswagen Says Its New All-Electric Prototype Racer Is Faster Than An F1 Car

Volkswagen wasn’t kidding around when it said it wanted to take on the record for fastest electric car on the annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb—that was obvious when it showed renderings of its “I.D. R” race car. But now the real car is ready to go, and Volkswagen said it’s faster than a Formula […]

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VW To Install ‘Ultra-Fast’ Electric Charging Stations At Walmarts In 34 States

As part of Volkswagen’s continued effort to seek repentance for the Dieselgate scandal, the German automaker is investing billions into electric cars. That includes a new announcement Wednesday that it’ll install “ultra-fast” electric vehicle chargers at more than 100 Walmart stores in 34 states, by mid-2019.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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This Miniature Ride-On VW Van Lets Your Kids Take a Year Off Preschool to Go Find Themselves

Growing up in the ‘80s, I assumed I was part of the generation that had the best kids’ toys: G.I. Joe, Transformers, Voltron. But after discovering this flawless miniature Volkswagen Camper Van that can actually be driven by a couple of toddlers, I’m genuinely envious of four-year-olds.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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It’s Amazing How Tiny Design Changes Can Have Huge Effects

Car design can be a surprisingly subtle undertaking. Little details can have effects far larger than you’d expect, and I think that’s what’s happening here. Early prototypes of the Giugiaro-designed Volkswagen Golf had headlights set in a slightly different location, and, at least to me, it looks and feels…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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It’s Amazing How Tiny Design Changes Can Have Huge Effects

Car design can be a surprisingly subtle undertaking. Little details can have effects far larger than you’d expect, and I think that’s what’s happening here. Early prototypes of the Giugiaro-designed Volkswagen Golf had headlights set in a slightly different location, and, at least to me, it looks and feels…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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