VW aims to electrify entire car lineup by 2030

VW to Turn Entire 300-Car Lineup Electric by 2030

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s Volkswagen (VW) hasn’t had the perfect track record when it comes to the traditional combustion engine, so perhaps those worries will soon fade as the company announced on Monday that by the year 2030, there will be no “dieselgate” repeat worries as their entire 300-car lineup across all of their …

Sources: The Verge

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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DFB ditches Mercedes for VW Sponsorship

German National Soccer Team (DFB) Trades Mercedes for VW

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After serving as the title sponsor for the last 45 years, Germany’s national soccer federation (DFB) announced that they are benching Mercedes in favor of a more lucrative deal with its direct rival Volkswagen (VW). Following the dieselgate scandal, which hit VW in 2015, the automaker is working overtime to gain back …

Sources: Volkswagen, Reuters

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Volkswagen Laughing Horse Ad

Watch the Viral Ad that Volkswagen Was Afraid to Air

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Volkswagen has rightlfully chosen to err on the side of caution after the emissions scandal broke out around its line of vehicles, and after finishing production on a Super Bowl-worthy ad, the German automaker almost scrapped the idea out of fear that the humor of it could backfire. Thankfully Volkswagen enlisted …

Sources: Volkswagen via Adweek

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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VW Storm

VW Executives Warned to Stay Out of the US

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

While Germany’s Volkswagen (VW) has been hard at work to develop solutions to their emissions cheating diesel vehicles, the $4.3 billion settlement agreed upon with the U.S. Justice Department does not exactly clear any criminal actions committed by higher level executives. That reality was seen after Oliver Schmidt, a VW executive linked …

Sources: Auto News

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Volkswagen Says ‘Nein’ to German Language

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Volkswagen will be celebrating its 80th anniversary on January 4, but despite its deep German roots, the auto manufacturer will usher in the new year with a farewell to German as it adopts English as its new official language. The changeover doesn’t exactly spell doom for the German language at large, but …

Sources: AutoBlog

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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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VW Troubles Continue, New Audi Vehicles Found Cheating Emissions

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

With each passing month it seems as though the end of Volkswagen’s (VW) troubles won’t end anytime soon, and a newly disclosed CO2 emissions hack in some of the German automaker’s top-selling Audi vehicles shows that there are more secrets hidden deep within the company. This new hack, which affects some undisclosed …

Sources: Reuters

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Volkswagen #PinkBeetle

Volkswagen Names New Car a Hashtag: #PinkBeetle

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After making its original debut as the ‘Pink Color Edition’ at the 2015 New York Auto Show, Volkswagen (VW) noticed that fans were inspired by the bright pink Bug, causing it to trend on social media with the hashtag: #PinkBeetle. Some diehard fans even took it a step further by having …

Sources: Volkswagen

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Future of Diesel-Powered Volkswagens in the U.S. Aren’t Looking Bright

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

If you walk into a US Volkswagen dealership today, it won’t come as a surprise that there aren’t any diesel vehicles in the showroom. We should all be familiar with the dieselgate scandal by now, but if you think the German automaker learned their lesson and will soon offer law …

Sources: Wall Street Journal

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Volkswagen and BMW Take the Worry Out of Electric Car Road Trips

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

It is pretty much fact that electric vehicles (EV) are here to stay, and while newer cars offer a good enough range on a single charge for daily driving, taking a lengthy road trip can be unsettling. That is why Volkswagen and BMW joined forces with ChargePoint, a California-based company …

Sources: The Verge

Photo: Kārlis Dambrāns

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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VW Buying Stake in Navistar Trucking Business Serves Up Some Irony

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

News of Volkswagen putting down $256 million for a 16.6 percent stake in Illinois-based Navistar broke on Monday, and while the purchase will allow the German automaker gain a desired foothold in the North American trucking business, it is ironically helping to save the company from an emissions struggle of …

Sources: Reuters

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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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