Here's Exactly How Much Volkswagen Will Pay You For Your Diesel Car

As part of the unprecedented $14.7 billion settlement released earlier today, Volkswagen will offer substantial cash payments to owners of the 482,000 diesel four-cylinder cars affected by the emissions cheating scandal. If you own one of Volkswagen’s NOx-spewing machines, here are step-by-step instructions on how you…

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Lego's Second Attempt at a Classic '60s VW Beetle Has Finally Perfected Its Curves

Available starting August 1 for $100, Lego’s new Volkswagen Beetle isn’t as large or complex as its Porsche 911 GT3 RS. But the company’s designers have worked hard to perfectly recreate the curves and contours of the car that help defined the ‘60s, even introducing new pieces to help replicate the Beetle’s iconic…

VW Had A PowerPoint Presentation On How To Cheat Emissions Tests: Report

The Dieselgate scandal over software and defeat devices designed to cheat emissions regulations on over eleven million diesel Volkswagen cars around the world is a never-ending saga, with a new report suggesting that the company held a presentation designed by executives outlining a plan to cheat on emissions tests…

Environmental Protester Interrupts Volkswagen Press Conference: 'It’s OK If No One Finds Out'

Protests of corporations over environmental issues can be preachy and a bit sad, but every so often they are perfect and genius in every way. This is one of them. As Volkswagen continues to struggle with fixing its cheating diesel cars, a protester—believed to be a comedian who’s done stuff like this before—got the…

Everything Interesting About Volkswagen's New Electric Microbus 

Volkswagen pulled the sheet of a modernized re-incarnation of the venerable Microbus for the third (fourth if you count the two-tone T6 Multivan, or fifth if you count the Space Up!) time yesterday at CES. What lurked under that sheet is called BUDD-e, and it’s either fascinating or disappointing, depending on what…

How Volkswagen Went From Being The Most Honest Car Company To The Least Honest 

I read two Volkswagen-related things yesterday, a record low number for me. One was our story about the EPA’s new suspicions of software-emissions cheating in their diesel V6 engines, and the other was an ad for the VW Type 2 Bus from 1967. VW’s gains in automotive technology are staggering, but somehow on par with…

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Did One Company Spot Volkswagen's Diesel Deception Six Years Before Anyone Else?

While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the European Union, and Volkswagen leadership themselves claim to be shocked—shocked!—by the diesel scandal that continues to necrotize its way through the company, one small group of people says they’ve been talking about it for years. It’s just that nobody was…

Volkswagen Bragged About The Effects Of Diesel Cheating For Years

When it was revealed that VW had installed cheating devices on diesel vehicles as far back as 2008, it was played off as a mistake unknown to most of the company. But back in 2008, VW’s marketing enjoyed exploiting the performance of the illegal technology, bragging that vehicles outperformed EPA testing in the real…