VW CEO Reportedly ‘Pled For Mercy’ With Obama Concerning Diesel Emissions Cheating Scandal Penalties

A number of recent articles describing the recent meeting between the US President Barrack Obama and the VW Group CEO Matthias Müller have featured rather colorful language. The New York Times article on the subject even […]

Tesla, Chevy Volt, & Ford Energi Top US Electric Car Sales Charts

Yes, Ford Energi in the title probably comes as a little bit of a surprise, but if you add Ford’s two Energi models together, they almost tie the Chevy Volt for #2 in US electric car sales […]

Volkswagen Plans €4 Billion 2016 Investment In China, Largely “New Energy Vehicles” & SUVs

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Volkswagen Group is planning to invest around €4 billion in conjunction with its joint venture partners in China in 2016, according to a recent press release. The investment funds will be used […]

Tesla Model S 70D Takes Home Green Car Award From AAA

Originally published on CleanTechnica. The AAA Green Car of the Year this year was the Tesla Model S 70D. As the leading green car, Tesla Model S 70D is featured with 80 other green vehicles in 2016, but […]

Volkswagen Wants To Be A Leader In Electric Cars

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller has taken to the airwaves again to emphasize the company’s refocus on electric cars, as well as “mobility services” like carsharing, ridesharing, etc. This is not the first time […]

Paice Pursuing Legal Options Against VW Group For Alleged Hybrid Patent Infringement

One of the early developers of hybrid vehicle technologies, Paice, has filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission against Volkswagen Group for patent infringement. The filed complaint argues that VW, Audi, and Porsche (note […]

POD Point & Volkswagen Announce Partnership — Automaker Chooses POD Point As Recommended Supplier

The UK-based electric vehicle charging station company POD Point will now be the recommended supplier of Volkswagen UK, following on the announcement of a new partnership, according to an email sent to EV Obsession and CleanTechnica. […]

Pure Electrics Dive, Plug-In Hybrids Jump (US Electric Car Sales — February 2016)

US electric car sales (pure electrics and plug-in hybrids) rose 4.4% in February 2016 vs February 2015, but that slight change masks large variations by type of EV. 100% electric cars dove 14% (4479 sales in Feb 2016 vs […]