Volkswagen e-Golf Recalled for Battery Issues

Volkswagen is recalling 5,561 electric vehicles because a bug in the battery management software can cause the cars to unexpectedly stall, creating a crash hazard. The recall includes certain model year 2015-2016 e-Golf vehicles.

Volkswagen Recalls 2009 Routan Minivan for Air Bag Defect

Volkswagen is recalling the 2009 Routan because the air bag control units can fail. This defect can prevent the air bags from deploying during a crash, or it can make them deploy inadvertently, which could cause a crash and increase the risk of injury to people sitting in the front seats of the minivan.
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A Sunny Day in Tennessee: The New Volkswagen Plant at Chattanooga

1305 F4 coverThe lack of conversation around the environment, climate change, and our energy economy during the 2012 election season, while widely noted, still seemed to attract little attention. Certainly health, financial and national security issues were more immediate concern for many voters. Yet, the lack of initiative at the federal level has not kept technical innovators, astute business people and local governments from moving forward with new ideas for addressing our environmental and energy concerns.