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Design

SEAT Names Díez as Design Director

Designer returns to a studio he once inhabited

Electronics

2020 Volkswagen Arteon 2.0T SEL Premium R-Line

The Volkswagen sedan that people don’t seem to know about—but ought to

Hybrid

Volkswagen’s $17 Billion EV Plan for China Rolls On

Company underscores its determination to lead the electric-car market worldwide

Interiors & Electronics

Cadillac Is Designing for the Future Today

Here’s how Cadillac is transforming its look as it transitions to an electric future while not ignoring the wonderful time that brought it to today

Production

The Volkswagen ID.4: What You Need to Know

It was officially unveiled and is ready for order. What Scott Keogh, CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, calls “The most important launch for VW since the Beetle”

Business

New EV Application is All About the Money

MAN’s eTGE van is being used as an armored truck in Germany

Batteries

Simple Questions of Electric Vehicle Considerers

Some simple things are all they really want to know

Diesel

Court Won’t Reconsider Ruling on VW Emission Updates

VW vows Supreme Court plea to bar local enforcement

Regulations

Porsche Launches Probe into Gas Engine Cheating

A new wrinkle in VW Group’s diesel engine emissions scandal?

Electronics

Nokia Wins Patent Ruling on Connectivity Tech

Defends cellular connectivity patents in German lawsuit against Daimler

Hybrid

Lucid Charges Ahead with Super-Fast 900-Volt EV System

Got a minute? Add 20 miles of range. 

Batteries

Porsche Taycan EV Gets Quick Tech Upgrades

New features include a “smart lift” suspension, color head-up display, adaptive charging and OTA subscriptions

Production

Northvolt Gets $525 Million German Loan Guarantee

Startup’s funding war chest tops $3.1 billion

Design

2020 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T SE R-Line

This could be the very dictionary definition of a “midsize car”

Regulations

Calif., 5 Carmakers Agree on Tougher Emission Rules

Seeking middle ground between Obama, Trump era standards

Bentley Aims to Ground Rare Earth Metals

New e-axle matches the performance of current permanent magnet motors

Hybrid

VW Adds Battery Testing Capabilities in U.S.

Volkswagen continues to beef up its electric vehicle operations in the U.S.

Sales

Retail Car Sales Jump 8% in China

Wholesales and retail demand remain on revival track

Business

Auto Alliance Backs VW Plea on Emission Updates

Arguing to block regional enforcement of pollution-tampering laws

Batteries

Isn’t it Ioniq, Don’t You Think?

Hyundai launches EV sub-brand, starting with 2021 “5” crossover

Diesel

Another Four Ex-Audi Officials Charged in Diesel Scandal

Continuing probes lengthen list of implicated executives

Business

Love and Cars

What a recent survey found about how Americans feel about brands

Hybrid

Yes, Hybrids Still Matter

Hybrids—mild, full and plug-in—are likely to continue to be important as the automotive industry makes the transition to full electrification. An examination in three parts.

Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing for Supercars

Bugatti’s titanium tailpipe cuts weight by 39%