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Recently ousted VW supervisory board chairman Ferdinand Piech is opposing the appointment of two of his nieces to the newly vacant seats. He claims they don't have enough industry experience.

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In place of departing chairman Ferdinand Piëch and his wife Ursula, the Volkswagen Group has named their nieces Julia Kuhn-Piëch and Louise Kiesling to the supervisory board.

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The latest reports indicate that Ferdinand Piech's sudden departure as chairman of the Volkswagen Group supervisory board came after a failed attempt to supplant CEO Martin Winterkorn. But the bigger question now is who will take his place.

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Even Hydrogen-Friendly Toyota Is Introducing Two New EVs There

China is lending massive support to EVs, and it's making sure automakers play along.

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One Cell Style Could Cut Costs By 66 Percent

Volkswagen is considering switching to a standardized lithium-ion battery cell design for future plug-in vehicles that could lower the parts' costs by 66 percent.

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VW's Norway Advertising Push Was Key

Volkswagen e-Golf overtakes Nissan Leaf as Western Europe's best-selling electric vehicle.

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Volkswagen says it is planning more aggressive, market-specific designs for the US, since the conservative look that has made the brand a huge seller in Europe and China hasn't had the same results here.

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QuantumScape Batteries May Provide More Than 400 Miles Of Range

Volkswagen looks to US-based solid-state battery maker for potential boost in electric-vehicle range.

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Volkswagen enlists the Three Golden Sisters - a trio of New York grandmothers - to help dispel erroneous ideas about diesel engine in four new 30-second commercials, with help from Tanner Foust and Tuna the Dastardly Dog.

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China Central Television went after foreign automakers joint ventures during its annual Consumer Day special. The network alleged the dealers were overcharging customers for repairs.

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New three-row Tiguan crossover to hit the market in 2017 after a billion-dollar investment by Volkswagen to expand its already enormous factory in Pueblo, Mexico.

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The 2015 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack can tackle almost any road. Unfortunately, it's not planned for sale in the US market. The new model debuted at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Investors are appealing a German court's ruling last year over a lawsuit regarding Porsche's attempted takeover of Volkswagen. It could cost the company $1.4 billion, but a German judge thinks the case is likely to be dismissed again.

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Workers at an automotive seat factory in Mississippi are protesting what they say are low wages and poor working conditions as they attempt to unionize in what could become a new front for the United Auto Workers in the state.

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Volkswagen became only the fifth manufacturer to lock out the podium at the WRC Monte Carlo Rally when Ogier, Latvala and Mikkelsen scored a dominant 1-2-3 finish in the Mediterranean principality this weekend.

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Although there were hints and allegations that the Volkswagen Group might have taken the global sales crown for 2014, the final tally puts Toyota at the top for the third year in a row with 10.23 million sales in 2014. Volkswagen Group came second with 10.14 million units sold, General Motors came third with 9.92 million units sold. In 2015, however, the top two positions are expected to swap.

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It's back to the past with MotorWeek for a video dive into the 1986.5 Volkswagen Scirocco 16V, the coupe that carried the pennant for VW's performance aspirations for 15 years, from 1974 to 1989.

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The Second Annual One Show Automobile Advertising of the Year Awards celebrated the best commercials and print spots of the year during the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. The winners came from all over the world and a variety of brands, and we collected them all right here. Check out the best of 2014 and see if you agree.

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CES 2015 might as well be called the 2015 Automotive Tech Show, as OEMs and tech companies flock to show off their cutting-edge wares in Las Vegas.

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A problem with a leaky fuel rail could cause a fire, prompting Volkswagen to issue a recall for certain late model Jettas, Passats, Golfs, GTIs, Beetles and Beetle Convertibles, totaling an estimated 37,979 units.

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The headlight control module in the 2015 VW Jetta may switch off the low beams when the high beams are switched on, prompting a recall of 25,007 units.

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