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VW’s Emissions Cheating Accused of Triggering 1,200 Premature Deaths

Volkswagen's fiddling of emissions data on its cars could have bad repercussions for up to 1,200 Europeans, with researchers suggesting that's the number of premature deaths that could be caused by the group's cars pumping out of extra fumes. Read More >>

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VW Says it Didn’t Break any UK Laws, so no Compensation for Anyone

Volkswagen's UK boss Paul Willis was interrogated by the parliamentary transport committee yesterday and was in remarkably bullish form for the boss of a globally shamed company, claiming that there won't be any compensation for UK VW owners because they didn't actually break any laws here. Read More >>

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Volkswagen Put an Invisible Layer of Silver in Its New Windshields to Melt Away Snow

It’s impossible not to look at a new feature from Volkswagen with a skeptical eye after Dieselgate, but we’re hoping the company’s new climate windshield, that can melt snow and ice without the need for distracting wires, delivers as promised — because the winter sucks if you own a car. Read More >>

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10,000 UK Volkswagen Owners Join Forces for £3.6bn Compo Claim

A law firm has gathered together a mass of around 10,000 VW owners in the UK, and is promising them riches beyond their wildest dreams (around £3,000 each) if it manages to force the carmaker into paying compensation for fiddling emissions test data. Read More >>

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

Available starting August 1 for £70, 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 bulging bumpers. Read More >>

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VW Bosses Knew of Petrol Problems a Year Ago, Says Source

An unnamed source speaking to German paper Bild am Sonntag claims top brass inside Volkswagen knew there was a gulf between stated and actual CO2 output long before it was made public, with the paper's source claiming it may have been aware some petrol cars were cheating tests up to a year ago. Read More >>

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Oh, We May Have Lied About Fuel Consumption and CO2 Too, Says Volkswagen

Volkswagen has added another 800,000 vehicles to its suspect data list, with the carmaker announcing that a new fiddle -- this time involving CO2 levels and possibly also including cars with petrol engines -- has been uncovered. Read More >>

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Eco Statisticians Say 200 People Might Die Young Due to VW Car Cheats

Number crunchers extrapolating the damage caused to the world by Volkswagen cheating on its emission exams claim some unlucky US people might end their days a bit too soon as a result, calculating that between 60 and 200 early deaths may be caused by the extra pollution spewed into the airspace. Read More >>

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VW’s Giant Diesel Recall of Shame Begins in January

VW is still in full damage-control mode over its cheating diesel cars, and slowly but surely, the pieces are falling into place: if everything goes to plan, the first cars in Europe will be recalled in January 2016, to be finished by the end of 2016. That’s a long time to use a rental. Read More >>

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Check Your UK VW (Audi, Seat and Skoda) to See if it’s an Emissions Cheat

Volkswagen's various UK divisions have launched a series of web sites designed to let owners of its cars check to see if they're one of the shameful diesel emissions test cheaters, with individual UK sites for Volkswagens, Audis, Seats and Skodas now online. Read More >>

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Elon Musk: Dieselgate Proves it’s Time to Go Electric

While the US EPA is promising to toughen up emissions tests in the aftermath of the Volkswagen cheating scandal, Tesla founder Elon Musk has a slightly different take: Petrol (and diesel) is dead and it’s time to go electric, people. Read More >>

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Modern Safety Demands Have Forced the Demise of the Classic VW Camper

Shock number one is they're still making VW camper vans in something close to the original T2 design style in Brazil, which is a nice thing to know. Shock number two, though, is that modern safety laws are about to close the production lines for good. Read More >>

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Here’s That Batshit-Mental VW Golf GTI Concept In the Flesh

Sketching out some insane-looking beast is all very well, but actually making it, now that's a real challenge. Here's that awesome 503HP VW GTI concept in the flesh, wheels and all. I want one of these beauties parked outside my house. Read More >>

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This Lego Mashup of Volkswagen and Star Wars Works Surprisingly Well

Well, it was only a matter of time before someone mashed up an icon of German engineering with an icon of the Galactic Empire. Read More >>

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This is VW’s Amazing-Looking, Totally Nuts New 503HP GTI Concept

This thing has to get made. Looking like something out of Tron spliced with a BMW 1 series, this beast is the latest 'just because we can' concept out of VW. It's insane twin-turbocharged 3L V6 pumps out a healthy 503HP to propel this thing to 60mph in just 3.9 seconds, and onto a blistering 186mph top speed. Read More >>