Volkswagen: CSR & Sustainability News

Volkswagen is a German automobile manufacturer headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Established in 1937, Volkswagen is the top-selling and namesake marque of the Volkswagen Group, which now includes luxury labels like Audi, Bentley, Bugatti and Porsche.

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Volkswagen, Audi Return 2009 & 2010 Green Car of the Year Awards

Volkswagen and Audi agreed to return “Green Car of the Year” awards bestowed upon them in 2009 and 2010 for “clean diesel” models…

Why Volkswagen’s Cheating On Emissions Tests Matters

A few years ago, I wrote an article about the Volkswagen Group committing to strict carbon emissions limits. Recently, someone on Twitter asked…

How Two Dogged Clean Air Sleuths Exposed Massive VW Deceit

Two eco-experts smelled a rat – actually, nitrogen oxide, a sugary-smelling but dangerous air pollutant – belching out of Volkswagen diesel engines made…
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VW Scandal Exposes What Has Gone Awry with ‘CSR’

Those indulging in Schadenfreude over VW’s woes need to take a step back and see the ramifications of this embarrassing 'defeat device' snafu.…
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Volkswagen Admits Almost 500,000 Vehicles Cheated Emissions Tests

Last Friday the EPA accused Volkswagen of installing “defeat devices” in four-cylinder Volkswagen and Audi automobiles from model years 2009 to 2015. The…
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Automated Parking and EV Charging, Coming Soon to Your Parking Lot

Volkswagen is partnering in the European V-Charge initiative, designed to add the convenience of electric vehicle charging to automated parking and driverless cars.

Volkswagen Puts Forests on the Ledger

The Garcia River Forest, a 24,000 acre tract in Northern California, is under restoration thanks to carbon offsets purchased by Volkswagen and its…

3p Weekend: 5 Signs 2015 Is the Year of the EV

We're only a few months into the year, but all signs point to 2015 being a big one for electric vehicles. So, start…
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Volkswagen Exec: We Need More Federal Investment in Electric Vehicles

"Automakers have effectively delivered electric vehicles that can satisfy the needs of most American drivers,” Sommer said this week in Washington, D.C. “In…

Volkswagen to Invest $10 Million in U.S. EV Charging Infrastructure

Off the back of its partnership with BMW and Chargepoint, Volkswagen announced it will invest $10 million in EV charging infrastructure in the…
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Volkswagen, BMW Join Forces to Create EV-Charging Corridor

With a first-phase rollout of 100 charging stations, the partnership could very well give Tesla a run for its money -- with one…

Will 2015 Be the Year of the Plug-in Hybrid?

According to the website EVObsession, there will be at least 15 new electric vehicle models hitting marketplace this year.

VW on Track to Meet 2018 ‘Think Blue. Factory.’ Sustainability Goals

The world's fourth largest auto manufacturer has been at the forefront of the industry's drive to enhance its ecological sustainability of its operations.…
Volkswagen's Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany houses more than 600 works of art -- some even on the sides of its buildings.

Photo Gallery: Tour the Volkswagen Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany

TriplePundit recently visited the Autostadt, Volkswwagen's theme park and educational center in Wolfsburg, Germany. Click through for the virtual tour to catch a…
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Photo Gallery: How e-Golf Batteries Are Made

While in Germany last week, I had a chance to tour the battery plant in Braunschweig, along with nine other American journalists, and…