Diesel and the EU

To us here at atw it’s strange how the EU, so full of rules, regulations and limits on pollutants, could have let the diesel dragon run so far from the cave. The European Union (EU) is considered by some to have the most extensive environmental laws of any international organisation.[1] Its environmental policy is significantly …

Dieselgate Sucks Vacuum Maker Into Fray

Think it can’t get stranger? It gets stranger. Brit vacuum-cleaner maker Dyson is taking legal action against Bosch and Siemens, accusing the pair of cheating in energy efficiency tests. According to Dyson, the Siemens Q8.0 and Bosch GL80/In’Genius ProPerform vacuum cleaners conveniently operate at a lower power level in lab tests, and dramatically increase their …

Old VW Bug Ads

Road & Track has some cool VW Bug black & white ads from the 1950s up today. Students of modern advertising learn all about Volkswagen’s legendary 1950s and 60s ad campaigns, which highlighted everything unconventional and backward-seeming about the car—its size, its thrift, its stalwart dedication to humble minimalism in an era when American automakers …

VW Outlook Not So Bleak?

VW’s stock price is recovering as reports begin to show a surprising favor toward VW in Western Europe. Given the research results, Bernstein’s Max Warburton and team have cut their price target to €160 from €200, but are maintaining their outperform rating. “On an underlying basis, we expect a surprisingly limited impact on brand, pricing, volume and profitability (outside of the …

I Just Got a 2016 CC

I wish. Actually, it was my mom who just bought this fine VW. I’ll have more details in the next few days, but for now here are some photos I snapped of her new CC today.