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VW seeks changes in tougher fuel economy rules

Volkswagen is pressing U.S. regulators to change a proposal to double auto fuel efficiency, arguing the plan puts it at a competitive disadvantage and unfairly de-emphasizes clean diesel engines.

Volkswagen did not sign onto an agreement backed by virtually every other major U.S. and overseas car company that underpinned the Obama administration proposal on Wednesday to boost efficiency targets to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. Continue reading ‘VW seeks changes in tougher fuel economy rules’

Volkswagen Chattanooga hires 2000th employee

Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations announced today that the company has hired its 2,000th employee, which completes the main Volkswagen team member work force for the factory which opened in May of this year. Continue reading ‘Volkswagen Chattanooga hires 2000th employee’

Volkswagen Group of America regarding Obama’s proposed CAFE standards

The Volkswagen Group is a global leader in fuel efficiency and associated technologies, and we are committed to the ongoing negotiations with the White House on reaching maximum achievable fuel economy/GHG reduction standards. Continue reading ‘Volkswagen Group of America regarding Obama’s proposed CAFE standards’

Volkswagen Chattanooga awarded for Environmental Stewardship

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has awarded Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations the 2011 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award for Building Green. The award recognizes the many green building initiatives that Volkswagen Chattanooga incorporated into the manufacturing facility which opened in May of this year. Continue reading ‘Volkswagen Chattanooga awarded for Environmental Stewardship’

Volkswagen inaugurates new plant at Chattanooga, Tenn

Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, and the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood have today inaugurated the new Volkswagen Group plant in the United States in the presence of prominent representatives from politics, business and the media. At Chattanooga, Tennessee, over 2,000 employees are to produce up to 150,000 vehicles per year. The plant sets new standards in terms of sustainable, resource-efficient production. Continue reading ‘Volkswagen inaugurates new plant at Chattanooga, Tenn’

Innovation At Work: All-New 2012 Passat

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Get all the details about the Chattanooga plant where the all-new 2012 Passat is built, directly from Frank Fischer, CEO of Chattanooga Operations and Don Jackson, President of Manufacturing USA. Continue reading ‘Innovation At Work: All-New 2012 Passat’

Volkswagen, The Museum of Modern Art, and MoMA PS1 launch an extensive partnership

Volkswagen, The Museum of Modern Art, and MoMA PS1

Volkswagen, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and MoMA PS1 have agreed on an extensive multi-year partnership. The prime focus of the strategic partnership announced today in New York City lies in the project with the working title “International Discovery”, the development of an international contemporary art exhibition. Further pillars of the partnership are the extension of the MoMA online education program, the donation of two works by Francis Alys, and the sponsorship of a series of installations in The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden. This cooperation with Volkswagen is the first partnership of this scale between the prestigious New York cultural institution and a leading international corporation. Continue reading ‘Volkswagen, The Museum of Modern Art, and MoMA PS1 launch an extensive partnership’

Volkswagen rolls out “Think Blue.” in the USA

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Volkswagen is rolling out its “Think Blue.” initiative in the USA today. The aim is to encourage eco-friendly mobility and progressive ideas for responsible action in everyday life. The launch in the USA coincides with the partnership between Volkswagen and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York as well as tomorrow’s inauguration of the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee – one of the world’s “greenest” automobile factories. Continue reading ‘Volkswagen rolls out “Think Blue.” in the USA’




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