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Volkswagen Group increases spending on electric vehicles
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17th Nov 2019
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Volkswagen Group increases spending on electric vehicles

After a meeting of the Volkswagen Group's supervisory board late last week, the automaker confirmed it was increasing its average annual spend on developing electric, hybrid and digital technologies by around 36 per cent from €8.8 billion ($14.3 billion) to €12 billion ($19.5 billion). As part of Volkswagen's latest five-year plan, it will increase spending on EV development to €6.6 billion ($10.7 billion) annually.
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Ferdinand Piech: A short history of the man who transformed Volkswagen
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28th Aug 2019
5 min read

Ferdinand Piech: A short history of the man who transformed Volkswagen

Ferdinand Piech, the man who shaped the modern Volkswagen Group during his tenure as CEO and chairman, has died. In a statement to the press his wife, Ursula Piech, confirmed the former Volkswagen boss died "suddenly and unexpectedly" on Sunday, European time. According to Bild and Handelsblatt, Piech and his wife were dining at a restaurant in Bavaria when he collapsed. He was rushed to hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival.
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2020 Seat Ateca spied
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31st Jul 2019
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2020 Seat Ateca spied

The facelifted Seat Ateca has been spied during development testing in the Austrian Alps, ahead of an anticipated launch sometime next year. Despite the camouflage wrap adorning the front end it doesn't look like there will be drastic changes for the Spanish crossover, likely limited to revised bumper details and rejigged headlights.
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James Wong
Seat Leon Cupra R ST revealed for Europe
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14th Mar 2019
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Seat Leon Cupra R ST revealed for Europe

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James Wong
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14th Mar 2019
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Seat Leon Cupra R ST revealed for Europe

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James Wong
Seat el-Born concept unveiled
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1st Mar 2019
2 min read

Seat el-Born concept unveiled

The Seat el-Born concept has been revealed ahead of its full debut at the 2019 Geneva motor show, which takes place next week, and looks almost ready for production. Equipped with a 62kWh battery pack, the el-Born has an estimated driving range of 420 kilometres based on the WLTP cycle. Using a compatible 100kW DC fast charger, the el-Born's battery can be topped up to 80 per cent within 47 minutes.
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Seat concept teased ahead of Mobile World Congress debut
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13th Feb 2019
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Seat concept teased ahead of Mobile World Congress debut

While new smartphones will make most of the headlines at Mobile World Congress 2019, Seat will be using the gathering to unveil a new "mobility platform" concept car. Details about the car are thin on the ground right now, with the company stating the concept will make a "difference in Seat's urban micromobility strategy".
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