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Tennessee Lawmakers Plan Hearings on VW Emissions Scandal

Lawmakers in Tennessee plan hearings over whether the Volkswagen emissions scandal could imperil the nearly $900 million in state and local incentives that have been directed toward the German automaker’s lone U.S. plant in Chattanooga. Republican Sen. Bo Watson of … Continue reading

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For 7 Years, VW Software Thwarted Pollution Regulations

Volkswagen became the world’s top-selling carmaker trumpeting the environmental friendliness, fuel efficiency and high performance of diesel-powered vehicles that met America’s tough Clean Air laws. VW’s success story was so good that pollution-control advocates did their own tests, hoping to … Continue reading

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Tennessee Automakers National June Sales

Two automakers making cars and trucks in Tennessee say national sales jumped in June. Nissan North America says its sales were up by 13 percent compared to the same time last year. Nissan says it’s riding a wave of increased … Continue reading

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Volkswagen Adding 200 Jobs at Chattanooga Plant

In the biggest hiring effort at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant since 2012, the German automaker is adding 200 new production posts related to its $900 million expansion. The slots are the first production jobs of the 2,000 new positions the company … Continue reading

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Magazine Drops Tennessee Ranking Over VW Politicial Interference

Tennessee has dropped a spot in Chief Executive magazine’s annual rating of the best and worst states for business over political interference on labor issues at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga. According to the magazine, Tennessee is on the downward … Continue reading

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Volkswagen Seeks to Increase Planned Expansion by 25 Percent

Volkswagen is planning to add on to a planned expansion announced last year to produce a new sport utility vehicle. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports documents show the plant wants to add an additional 130,153 square feet to the … Continue reading

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Volkswagen Considering Downtown Welcome Center

  Volkswagen is eying a prime riverfront location in downtown Chattanooga for a new $12 million welcome center. The welcome center would give the German automaker a chance to show off its vehicles and its story in the city’s main … Continue reading

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Volkswagen Sold Over 10 Million Vehicles Last Year

  Volkswagen says it sold more than 10 million vehicles last year for the first time as strong performances in China and western Europe pushed deliveries 4.2 percent higher. Volkswagen AG announced Sunday night that it delivered 10.14 million cars … Continue reading

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House leader Expects Approval for Incentive Package for Volkswagen

A top Republican in the Tennessee General Assembly says he expects his colleagues to approve the state share of a $300 million incentive package for Volkswagen despite misgivings about the role of the United Auto Workers union at the German … Continue reading

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