Green Factories In VW’s Future Plans

Green Factories In VW’s Future Plans
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While most car companies are just trying hard to produce low-emissions vehicles, Volkswagen is looking to make even their factories green. Or is that blue! VW calls all their efficient models BlueMotion, and is taking the same approach to their factories. Their “Think Blue Factory” is an initiative they have launched to make all their… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen’s Chattanooga Plant Receives LEED Platinum Award

Volkswagen’s Chattanooga Plant Receives LEED Platinum Award
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Volkswagen‘s Chattanooga manufacturing plant has become the first and only automotive manufacturing facility in the world to receive a Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). From the onset, Volkswagen had designed their Chattanooga plant, where their popular Passat is produced, to be as green as… Continue Reading...

Audi To Build Vehicles In the U.S.

Audi To Build Vehicles In the U.S.
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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has confirmed that the company will build a vehicle assembly plant in North America. In an interview with Automotive News, Stadler explained specific details about models, location and capacity will be made within three years. Audi may also be building a plant to specialize in the construction of engine and transmissions. “It is totally… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Inaugurates New Factory In Tennessee

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Volkswagen Inaugurates New Factory In Tennessee
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Volkswagen finally opened up their new factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which will employ 2,000 Americans and build up to 150,000 vehicles per year. VW Chairman Dr. Martin Winterkorn and Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood were present to inaugurate the factory, as well as the governor of Tennessee and the Germany’s ambassador to the United States…. Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Builds First Customer Car At Tennessee Plant

Volkswagen Builds First Customer Car At Tennessee Plant
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Volkswagen‘s new Chattanooga, Tennessee plant built its first car destined for a customer Wednesday, a dark Blue Passat 2.5L equipped with an automatic transmission. The plant should reach full capacity in 2012, at which point it will produce 150,000 Passats annually. Volkswagen says that the plant will generate $12 billion in economic growth for the region,… Continue Reading...

Report: Volkswagen Passat Likely to Bow-Out When New Sedan Arrives in 2011

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Report: Volkswagen Passat Likely to Bow-Out When New Sedan Arrives in 2011
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When Volkswagen’s new mid-sized sedan arrives in 2011, there is a strong possibility that it will replace, rather than join the Passat, in the German automaker’s lineup. VW Group of America CEO Stefan Jacoby has said that the company is currently studying whether or not to keep the Passat, but all evidence points to its… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Planning Assault on Toyota With Camry and Highlander Competitors

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Volkswagen Planning Assault on Toyota With Camry and Highlander Competitors
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We’ve known for some time now that Volkswagen is planning to build a new mid-size sedan, but as details of the German automaker’s future product lineup emerge, it appears as though VW isn’t just interest in taking on the Camry, but the entire Toyota lineup. Volkswagen has the potential to overtake Toyota as the world’s… Continue Reading...

Secret New Volkswagen Sedan Coming in 2012

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Secret New Volkswagen Sedan Coming in 2012
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In an exclusive interview with Automotive News, Volkswagen North America CEO Stefan Jacoby let slip precious few details about the secret new sedan that is slated for production. But he did admit its existence, even saying that the final design of the vehicle had been agreed upon in just the past few weeks in Wolfsburg. Whether… Continue Reading...