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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Porsche

Porsche Shares Record Profits By Giving Every German Employee €9,111

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

2016 wasn’t the greatest year for German car brands, thanks to the still ongoing diesel emissions scandal plaguing Volkswagen, but while the VW brand may be tarnished, Porsche managed to hold strong to its reputation as it finished 2016 with a new sales record. And now, instead of funneling the …

Sources: The Drive

Photo: Porsche

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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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VW Posts Video Showing First Round of Fixes For Diesel Engine Cheating

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While the scandal is still in its early stages, Volkswagen posted a video on their YouTube page today that shows the company’s first round of planned fixes for their diesel engine vehicles that were cheating emissions tests. Unfortunate for American car owners, this fix is only approved for European customers. …

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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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Despite Emissions Scandal, Volkswagen Sees US Sales Rise in October

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It has been a rough couple of weeks for Germany’s leading car manufacture Volkswagen as the company is deep in the middle of an embarrassing emissions scandal. There is no doubt that the company will be taking a major hit to both their sales and brand as a result, but …

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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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In Volkswagen Super Bowl Ad, A German Engineer Gets His Wings Every Time A VW Hits 100K Miles

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Shortly after Audi released their Super Bowl ad ahead of the big game, Volkswagen followed suite and made their own Super Bowl ad available early to the public, playing on their popular message that “Volkswagen has more cars on the road with over 100k miles than any other automotive brand”. …

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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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Award-Winning Documentary On Chattanooga VW Plant To Make US Debut

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Since Volkswagen first began work on its Chattanooga, TN auto plant in 2008, a film crew has been working around the clock to document the company’s return to assembling cars in the United States.  Shot over a four year period, the film “The Chattanooga Story: A German Carmaker Goes to Tennessee” has …

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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 Shows Off Ultimate Driving Playlist That Stays In Tune With Your Driving

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Have you ever spent countless hours coming up with the ultimate driving playlist?  Maybe you’ve put your music on shuffle and just hit the jackpot with music that perfectly fit your driving.  Volkswagen has teamed up with the electronic group Underworld, who also was responsible for the London Olympic opening …

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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’s Best Selling Product Has No Engine Or Wheels

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Most people outside of Germany have no idea that Volkswagen’s (VW) best-selling product doesn’t have an engine, wheels, or anything else you would expect a car to have.  The reason is that it isn’t a car at all; it is sausage!  Last year, VW sold 6.4 million currywurst sausages compared …

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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 Parters With E! For Special Awards Show Season Promotion

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

With every new year comes a new round of award shows to give honors to some of the best music and video of the past year.  In a first-of-its-kind promotion, Volkswagen of America and E! Entertainment have decided to parter for all five of the largest award shows in entertainment in 2013… the …

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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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