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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 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 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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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

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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 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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Volkswagen Tops List of Least Engaging Brands in America

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Volkswagen’s dieselgate, and accompanying bad press, isn’t one of the German automaker’s greatest achievements and according to the recently released brand engagement survey conducted by Brand Keys, it has resulted in the company being voted the most unpopular brand in America. This is the first time Volkswagen has entered into …

Sources: Daily Mail

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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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Volkswagen To Pay $5000 To U.S. Customers Affected By ‘Dieselgate’

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s Die Welt newspaper is reporting a deal between Volkswagen and US authorities may have been reached in relation to the diesel emissions scandal and that customers affected can expect to see a check for $5,000. Last month Volkswagen was given until April 21 to work with regulators on a fix for …

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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

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

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

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

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 …

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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Volkswagen Surpasses Toyota As Worlds Largest Automaker

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Volkswagen had their eyes set on becoming the world’s largest automaker by 2018, but by a narrow margin, the German automaker was able to achieve their goal a few years early as they narrowly edged out the longstanding leader Toyota in the first half of 2015. During the first six …

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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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