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VW teaser video hints at electric Microbus for CES

Volkswagen's brief CES teaser video suggests that its EV concept really could be a revival of the classic Microbus because some of the styling cues evoke the vintage model.

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VW's next big EV plan? Flat batteries

Volkswagen is developing an architecture for future electric vehicles that will use flat batteries. Up to now VW has shaped packs to fit inside existing cars.

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VW teases electric concept for CES

Volkswagen highlights an illuminated grille in the first teaser for its EV concept at CES. VW brand chairman Dr. Herbert Diess will unveil the potentially Microbus-inspired model during his keynote speech.

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Next VW Camper van concept to be electric

A Volkswagen board member let slip that the brand has a Camper concept under development. The vehicle is retro inspired but uses an electric powertrain with batteries under the floor.

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Trio of cheesy classic VW buses stolen, recovered

Three customized Volkswagen Buses (pictured above) made to look like blocks of Tillamook cheddar cheese are safe again after being stolen on July 12, and two men are in police custody for the alleged theft.

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VW could launch Bulli van into expanded retro family with Beetle variants

Sub-brands are emerging as the latest trend, particularly among German automakers. BMW has rolled out its new i family of electric vehicles. Audi looks poised to spin the TT off into its own line with added bodystyles. Mercedes-Benz is expected to bring the

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Last VW bus ever made arrives at final destination

A Brazilian politician tried to save it, unsuccessfully, so the final Last Edition Volkswagen Type 2 Kombi was produced on December 20, 2013 and now resides in a vintage museum at Volkswagen's Commercial Vehicles HQ in Hanover, Germany.

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Brazil contemplates safety exemption for VW Kombi as it goes out of production today [w/poll]

Brazil: the country of carnivals, indescribable beauty adjacent to abject poverty, Ayrton Senna and old Volkswagen models. Only they're not old – they're new, they're just based on old designs. The original Beetle continued production there long after it had been phased out el

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VW Type 2 Microbus production ending with Kombi Last Edition

Manufacture of the longest-produced model in the global automotive industry, the Volkswagen Type 2 Microbus, is finally coming to an end in Brazil after 56 years in production, which started in September 1957. The blue VW Kombi Last Edition you see here (click on the image above to enlarge) is one of 600 that will be produced before new safety regulations in the country

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Blackprints Kickstarter campaign looks to put profiles on your wall [w/video]

UPDATE: This Kickstarter campaign has been shut down due to copyright disputes over the original images used to create the Blackprints.

Report: VW design chief says new Microbus is in the cards

2001 Volkswagen Microbus Concept - click for a hi-res image gallery

Cartalk names Top 10 Scariest Cars

What do the 1980 Chevy Monza and the 1973 VW Microbus have in common? They are among Car Talk hosts Tom and Ray Magliozzi's Top 10 Scariest Cars list. Of the Monza they say, " Whenever one of these beauties reared its ugly grille in front of the garage, every mechanic with more than six weeks' experience would go running for the men's room and lock the door." Another car on the list, the 1987 Ford Festiva, gets this derision from the brothers: "We once got in