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Volkswagen Unveils An Electric Version Of The Popular Danfo Bus
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Volkswagen Unveils An Electric Version Of The Popular Danfo Bus

The renowned German automaker and one of the oldest automobile manufacturers in the world, Volkswagen – has recently unveiled an electric version of its old 1972 Volkswagen Type 2 bus popularly called “Danfo” in Nigeria. 1. The electric Volkswagen Type 2 “Danfo” bus This new electric bus showcases the possibilities of the Volkswagen e-Golf powertrain in an astonishing way. Volkswagen commissioned EV West – an electric car conversion specialist from the west coast to construct this beautiful re-invented 1972 Volkswagen Type 2 “Danfo” bus that is electrically-powered powered. 1.1. The exterior The exterior design and features of this new electric “Danfo” bus are just like the original version which runs on fuel. This is made possible by the modern electric vehicle technologies us...
Volkswagen Says Goodbye To Iconic Beetle (ijapa) With This Emotional Video
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Volkswagen Says Goodbye To Iconic Beetle (ijapa) With This Emotional Video

Volkswagen is paying tribute to the iconic Beetle Hatchback, also known as Ijapa, with an emotional animated short film titled : “The Last Mile”. The clips shows the story of a boy whose major life events—from childhood to elderly age—are shaped and influenced by the presence of a Volkswagen Beetle. The short uses a rendition of the Beatles’ “Let it Be” performed by the Pro Musica Youth Chorus. The 1:30 mins clips ends with nod to Volkswagen’s electrified future. This video comes a year after Volkswagen officially announced the end of its production. The last Volkswagen Beetle rolled off the assembly line at a plant in Mexico in July, 2019. Saad Chehab, senior vice president, VW brand marketing, said : “The Beetle is easily one of the most recognizable cars in the ...
Nigerian Man And His Indian Girlfriend Nabbed With Cocaine
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Nigerian Man And His Indian Girlfriend Nabbed With Cocaine

A Nigerian man has been arrested in Mumbai, India alongside his Indian girlfriend for possession of 20 grams of cocaine. Following up on a tip-off that Andy Matin Edoji, 45, will make a deal in Mahavira Nagar in Kandivali, PSI Suryakant Pawar and his staff laid a snare close Mahavir Nagar Kandivali west on Sunday night and attempted to stop a suspicious Volkswagen vehicle. While attempting to do as such the accused hurried off with the vehicle avoiding the cops but collided further away. The police authorities at that point encompassed the vehicle and after that nabbed Edoji. He was in the vehicle alongside girlfriend Aaliya Sheik, 29, when the cops got him. While experiencing an inquiry of the vehicle. the police authorities recovered 20 gram of cocaine worth around Rs 1.5 lakh. ...
Nigeria Signs MOU With Volkswagen For Manufacturing Of Vehicles In The Country
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Nigeria Signs MOU With Volkswagen For Manufacturing Of Vehicles In The Country

The Federal Government of Nigeria has signed an MOU with Europe's largest automotive manufacturer, Volkswagen, to produce a number of its vehicles in the country. This was part of the events during the visit by the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, to Nigeria on the 31st of August, 2018. The Honourable Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okey Okechukwu Enelamah, signed on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria, and Thomas Schaefer, CEO and Chairman of Volkswagen's Africa operations signed on behalf of Volkswagen. Thomas Schaefer and Volkswagen have been working with the DG of the National Automotive Design and Development Council, Jelani Aliyu, and the agency towards the company's entry into Nigeria and the setting up of local production. Early July this ye...
Volkswagen Mops Up 350,000 Diesel Vehicles In US
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Volkswagen Mops Up 350,000 Diesel Vehicles In US

Volkswagen AG has paid more than $7.4 billion to buy back about 350,000 U.S. diesel vehicles stored in 37 centres in the United States through mid-February. The German automaker has been storing hundreds of thousands of vehicles around the United States for months. The lots include a shuttered suburban Detroit football stadium, a former Minnesota paper mill and a sun-bleached desert graveyard near Victorville, California. VW spokeswoman Jeannine Ginivan said in a statement that the storage facility in Victorville, California, is one of many “to ensure the responsible storage of vehicles that are bought back under the terms of the Volkswagen” diesel settlements. “These vehicles are being stored on an interim basis and routinely maintained in a manner to ensure their long-term op...
Actress Joke Muyiwa, Son And Daughter-In-Law Survive Ghastly Car Accident
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Actress Joke Muyiwa, Son And Daughter-In-Law Survive Ghastly Car Accident

Nollywood veteran actress, Joke Muyiwa, her son and daughter-in-law are grateful to God this Sunday after they all gracefully survived a ghastly motor accident some hours ago. She took to her page to share a photo from the accident she survived and asked her followers to thank God for the gift of life. Nollywood filmmaker, Tunde-ola Yusuf, also shared in detail how the accident occurred. He wrote on his page, thanking God for the life of the veteran Actress @iamjokemuyiwa that of her son @iamthespis her daughter in law and one other who all were involved in Auto crash today February 10th, when her Volkswagen Bora car wheel got hooked on speed. May God bless her with a new car and continue to guide and guard her and her household. Ewu ina ki pa Awodi, Awodi o ku ewu.
Chinese Auto Giant To End Petrol Vehicle Sales By 2025
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Chinese Auto Giant To End Petrol Vehicle Sales By 2025

One of China’s largest state-owned automakers has said it will phase out sales of all petrol vehicles by 2025, as Beijing considers taking all fuel-burning cars off the country’s roads. Beijing Automotive Group Co (BAIC) chairman Xu Heyi said over the weekend the company will phase out sales of conventional cars in Beijing by 2020 and nationwide by 2025, according to the official Xinhua news agency. The decision only applies to cars the company makes itself and will not affect vehicles it makes in partnership with South Korea’s Hyundai and Germany’s Daimler. The news comes as Beijing debates a nationwide ban, though a date for entirely eliminating petrol vehicles has yet to be announced. For now China has put in place a series of carrots and sticks to compel carmakers to produce more f...
Kobe Steel, Nissan Scandals Tarnish Image Of Japan Inc
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Kobe Steel, Nissan Scandals Tarnish Image Of Japan Inc

Embarrassing scandals at Kobe Steel and Nissan have tarnished the reputation of Japan Inc for quality, as once-mighty industrial world-beaters battle fierce global competition and shrinking profit margins. Once again, the image of a corporate boss bowing deeply in apology before the cameras has been splashed across Japan’s newspapers and sparked a fresh bout of national soul-searching. Kobe Steel’s chief admitted his firm had falsified quality data in products shipped to about 500 clients, including carmaker Toyota, aircraft manufacturers and defence contractors. The news that the affected parts were also used in Japan’s “Shinkansen” bullet trains deepened the humiliation for the “Made in Japan” brand that was once a byword for quality. The revelation wiped $1.8 billion off its...
Catalonia To Move To Declare Independence From Spain On Monday
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Catalonia To Move To Declare Independence From Spain On Monday

MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) – Catalonia will move on Monday to declare independence from Spain, a regional government source said, as the European Union nation nears a rupture that threatens the foundations of its young democracy and has unnerved financial markets. Pro-independence parties which control the regional parliament have asked for a debate and vote on Monday on declaring independence, the source said. A declaration should follow this vote, although it is unclear when. Catalan President Carles Puigdemont earlier told the BBC that his government would ask the region's parliament to declare independence after tallying votes from last weekend's referendum, which Madrid says was illegal. "This will probably finish once we get all the votes in from abroad at the end of the week and ...
Volkswagen Earnings Rise In Stronger European Economy
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Volkswagen Earnings Rise In Stronger European Economy

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen's profits rose in the first half of the year as the German Carmaker benefited from increased sales in a growing European economy and it moved past one-time costs for its diesel emissions scandal in the U.S. After-tax profit rose to 6.6 billion euros ($7.7 billion) from 3.6 billion euros in the same period in 2016, when the company had more than 2 billion euros in charges related to its diesel troubles. Chief Financial Officer Frank Witter said Thursday that the results were boosted by increased sales "above all in Europe, and also in North and South America, which is particularly encouraging." Witter said that the strong earnings would position the company for the investments it would need to make in the new technologies and business models exp...
Toyota Wants You To Stop Calling Its Cars Boring – Do You Think They Are Boring
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Toyota Wants You To Stop Calling Its Cars Boring – Do You Think They Are Boring

Toyota is the most popular car brand you'll spot everywhere you go in Nigeria. It is definitely not the most loved but surely the most used. Most Nigerians who drive Toyotas today would rather have a Benz.. Well, Toyota is now tired of their brand being associated with bland and boring.. and the CEO, Akio Toyoda is set to change all that perception.. The Japanese automaker is now on a mission to win back enthusiasts with exciting cars like the Celicas and Supras we used to love. "Until now, there were times when Toyota’s cars were called 'boring' or were said to be lacking in character," he told USA Today. This announcement came after Toyota experienced a drop in net income due to high currency rates.. they also lost their position as the world's biggest automaker to Volkswagen last ye...
One killed As Customs, Smugglers Clash In Ogun
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One killed As Customs, Smugglers Clash In Ogun

One person was feared killed at the Tollgate end of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Sango-Ota, Ogun State, on Tuesday, when operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service and smugglers clashed. The identity of the person killed could not be ascertained, but the victim was believed to be a suspected smuggler. Our correspondent gathered that pandemonium broke out when hoodlums, suspected to be smugglers, attacked the convoy of the customs operatives from the Federal Operations Unit, Ikeja, conveying seized 45 bags of rice and 258 cartons of turkey alleged to have been smuggled through the Idiroko end of the Republic of Benin. The Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Area Command of the NCS, Mr. Abdullahi Maiwada, said NCS operatives were conveying the seized goods to the NCS warehouse in ...
Audi Set To Unveil Jaguar I-pace Fighter: The E-tron SUV
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Audi Set To Unveil Jaguar I-pace Fighter: The E-tron SUV

2018 will certainly be an interesting year as both the Audi e-tron SUV and i-Pace are excellent looking concepts. With a tremendous rise in SUV sales, automakers want to show the public that they won’t have to alter their tastes in order to save the environment. Audi plans to be a prominent leader with the e-tron SUV, making its debut “the first real premium manufacturer doing a premium electric SUV,” Audi will be borrowing the Porsche Mission E’s soon to be proven electric car underpinnings, which will supposedly feature superb handling and the malleability to be used on a number of vehicular applications. Also, the e-tron SUV will look similar to the concept displayed at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Before production, Audi intends to wait until electric car charging infrastruc...
5 Most Loved Car Brands In The World
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5 Most Loved Car Brands In The World

If you are auto savvy, you must have observed that the trend of launching new models of cars every year is more frequent now as compared to the past. The motive is obvious; the sale of cars has been increasing and the customers demand for the latest technology, comfort and enhanced speed in their cars. This competition leads us to share the 5 most loved car brands in the world: TOYOTA: This has been the undisputed champion but was recently overtaken by Volkswagen.
One-Chance Robber Arrested In Lagos With Phones And Cash
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One-Chance Robber Arrested In Lagos With Phones And Cash

Ajibola Alao, 29, a member of a one-chance gang arrested by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command, has disclosed that his failure to heed his late mother’s advice not to steal other peoples’ sweat caused his arrest. Alao was chased and arrested on Thursday afternoon during one of his routine operations in Oshodi after dispossessing their lone passenger of his two phones and the sum of N60,000:00. The suspect, in company of the driver and conductor of their operational bus, a Volkswagen Transporter, with registration number, APP 820 XE, had picked up their passenger, Asotie Benedict, at Ladipo with agreed plan to drop him at Oshodi Under Bridge. But instead, Alao and his accomplices, armed with an alternative plan did not stop at Oshodi Unde...
Trump Threat Hits German Auto Shares
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Trump Threat Hits German Auto Shares

Shares in German car makers BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen have fallen after US president-elect Donald Trump warned he would impose a border tax of 35 per cent on vehicles imported from abroad to the American market. All three car makers have invested heavily in factories in Mexico, where production costs are lower than the US, with an eye to exporting smaller vehicles to the American market. In an interview with German newspaper Bild, published on Monday, Trump sharply criticised the German car makers for failing to produce more cars on US soil. "If you want to build cars in the world, then I wish you all the best. You can build cars for the United States, but for every car that comes to the USA, you will pay 35 percent tax," Trump said in remarks that were translated into Ger...
VW Confirms $A5.8 Billion US Settlement
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VW Confirms $A5.8 Billion US Settlement

Volkswagen says it has negotiated a $US4.3 billion ($A5.8 billion) draft settlement with US regulators to resolve its diesel emissions troubles and plans to plead guilty to criminal misconduct. The guilty plea is part of the civil and criminal deal as the German carmaker looks to restore its tarnished global brand. Volkswagen said with the addition of the fine, its diesel costs will exceed the nearly 18.2 billion euros ($A26.08 billion) it has set aside to handle the problem. VW also said it will face oversight by an independent monitor over the next three years. Reuters reported earlier the company's supervisory board is set to meet on Wednesday to approve a civil and criminal settlement with the US Justice Department over the automaker's diesel emissions. VW said the supervisory board...
Volkswagen Must Face US Investor Lawsuits
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Volkswagen Must Face US Investor Lawsuits

A US judge has denied Volkswagen AG and its former chief executive Martin Winterkorn's requests to have an investor lawsuit dismissed in California over its "Dieselgate" emissions scandal. In a 41-page ruling, US District Judge Charles Breyer also rejected a request by VW brand chief Herbert Diess to have the proposed securities fraud lawsuits tossed out of a California court. The investors suing are mostly US municipal pension funds that invested in VW through American Depositary Receipts. Volkswagen argued that German courts were the proper place for investor lawsuits.  

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