Category: Volkswagen

Tavis Szeto, Senior Director of Chargepoint, the world’s largest Electric Vehicle (EV) charging network, talked to Driving the Nation about the ease of finding a charging network through its smartphone and how to use it without cash. Chargepoint and Bosch are the companies that Volkswagen has partnered with for its Volkswagen e-Golf, the first zero [...]

Wade Harris, Volkswagen’s e-mobility specialist talked to Driving the Nation about the 2015 VW e-golf, the first all-electric Volkswagen Golf and is based on the 7th generation VW Golf. Harris goes through the unique exterior designs to the single moving part and single speed transmission. Which system does Volkswagen use to cool the battery? Volkswagen [...]

Jan Dickmann, Project manager for the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta talked to Driving the Nation about the new aerodynamics of the new 2015 VW Jetta. Watch as Dickmann talks about the aero grille system that Volkswagen devised for better aerodynamics on the new Jetta.

Marc Trahan, executive vice president of quality for Volkswagen in the U.S, and Kevin Joostema, VW’s General Manager Product Marketing talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the future line-up of the Golf. Trahan went through the forty years of the Golf and Joostema talked about when the Golf variants would come [...]

Marc Trahan, Marc Trahan, executive vice president of quality for Volkswagen in the U.S, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about future products, the B-class SUV. Why does it take so long for Volkswagen to bring European vehicles to the U.S. market? Will that change? Why are there two different rear suspensions [...]

Kevin Mull, Vice President of Business Development at Bosch Automotive Service Solutions, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the service Bosch will be providing VW e-golf users and why it was necessary to have one provider for charging needs. VW’s press release: Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced providers of charging [...]

Chicago auto show – Clark Campbell is Volkswagen’s General Manager of Experiential Marketing. Campbell talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the marketing of Volkswagen to their customers. What does volkswagen have to do with racing? Campbell talks about Dakar, rally cross and natural gas racing. How much of the racing for [...]

Scroll down to see the video from the Volkswagen Group night before the Geneva International Motor Show Volkswagen Press Release: New plug-in hybrid marries sustainability and performance Golf GTE can be driven up to 31 miles in all-electric mode; the total theoretical driving range is 584 miles European Driving Cycle combined fuel economy of 157 [...]

Geneva Motor Show, Russia and Ukraine, Cars and gas on the John Batchelor radio show

Russia and the Ukraine are starting to seep into the Geneva Motor show discussions and there is concern about what will happen if this situation is not contained soon, if cooler heads do not prevail. European, American and Asian car makers are closely monitoring the “situation” in Ukraine. According to the Association of European Business [...]

Skoda Press Release “ŠKODA VisionC” design study: A brand on the move › Geneva highlight: five-door coupé design study “ŠKODA VisionC” › Design study represents the next stage in ŠKODA’s design language › Design: expressive, dynamic, emotional, environmentally friendly › Concept: ŠKODA’s first ever coupé › Typically ŠKODA: functionality – coupé with large tailgate › [...]