Musical Chairs as Volkswagen Flails

Although Volkswagen Group has announced a bold plan to transition all of their vehicles to electric drivetrains, bending reality to fit that plan is another story altogether. As the transition faces setbacks, German Publication “Auto Motor Und Sport” reports that Volkswagen Group executives could be getting ready for a little a game of musical chairs: […]

Porsche blames delay in Taycan’s U.S. Rollout on virus

Urvaksh Karkaria has the latest on the Taycan’s American launch: The coronavirus pandemic has complicated Porsche’s rollout of a “milestone” model in the U.S. Automotive News Who could have seen this coming? I’m shocked. If it hadn’t been for that meddling virus, everyone would be driving a Taycan by now! Gosh darnit!!! Deliveries here of Porsche’s […]

SEC Investigating Whether BMW Faked Sales

William Boston in Berlin and Mike Colias in Detroit bring news of fraud in a story for the Wall Street Journal: The Securities and Exchange Commission has opened an investigation into whether German luxury car maker Bayerische Motoren Werke AG manipulated sales figures, according to people familiar with the matter. The Wall Street Journal Fraud? The regulator is […]

Volkswagen ID.3 Delayed after “Massive Software Problems”

In a shocking turn of events that nobody could have seen coming, the Volkswagen ID.3’s Europe-only launch will be delayed:  The compact car has been in production since the beginning of November , but according to a media report, the developers are still struggling “with massive software problems”. So… they’re already making the cars but the […]

Bloomberg: German Prosecutors Raid Volkswagen Offices in Diesel Probe

New from Christoph Rauwald and Birgit Jensen: Volkswagen AG offices were raided by German prosecutors as part of a probe into diesel engines, marking a fresh setback for the manufacturer’s efforts to draw a line under an emission-tests cheating scandal that erupted four years ago. Bloomberg Surprise, surprise: It turns out when you illegally poison the […]

“Uh oh”: Porsche Rents a Model 3 to Test Autopilot

Fred’s got the scoop: Jensen Gadley, a Tesla Model 3 owner from Las Vegas who rents out his car on Turo, was thinking of canceling a rental after the customers insisted on using the Smart Summon feature in his car. When the customers arrived, Gadley was surprised to see him come out of a Porsche […]

The Verge Reviews the Taycan

Sean O’Kane at The Verge got his hands on a Taycan. His review is below. If you’re going to buy a Porsche, this is the one you want. While we’re talking about the Toucan, you might also want to check out these latest photos Bloomberg got of the factory in Germany.