Porsche Taycan: for the plug-in future

Repeatability. That’s the line we’ve heard, erm, repeatedly, since the first details of the Porsche Taycan started to be revealed. It’s been a long ti(...)

Ferdinand Piëch died on Sunday  at the age of 82. Photograph: Julian Stratenschulte/EPA

Germany – and Austria – are in shock over the sudden death at 82 of Ferdinand Piëch, the autocratic Porsche heir who rescued Volkswagen and – with exa(...)

Some vintage Volkswagen Beetle cars during the 23rd anniversary of “World Wide VW Beetle Day”, in Bangalore, India, in June. Photograph: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images

Volkswagen is ending worldwide production of its iconic Beetle, the model once so popular in North America that it prompted the German carmaker to bui(...)

Volkswagen has named Herbert Diess as its new chief executive. Photograph: Fabian Bimmer/Reuters

Volkswagen has chosen Herbert Diess as its new chief executive in an overhaul that includes streamlining the company’s multiple car brands into just t(...)

If you had invested in Volkswagen a day before the diesel scandal was exposed in September 2015, your stock would not only be up 10 per cent by now, i(...)

Pulling VW out of near-bankruptcy in the early 1990s, Ferdinand Piech began investing billions of dollars, deutschmarks and eventually euro in research and development and the buying up of other brands

The Volkswagen diesel scandal has taken a Shakespearian twist. Former chairman Ferdinand Piech has claimed that he warned the company’s supervisory bo(...)

Ferdinand Piech: was left with little option but to put his own head in the noose he had fashioned. Photograph: Frank Leonhardt

After two decades as Volkswagen’s uncrowned and mercurial emperor, Ferdinand Piëch has resigned as group chairman after losing a boardroom battle wi(...)

A memorial plaque sits on display at Ferdinand Porsche’s birthplace in Vratislavice nad Nisou, Czech Republic. Photograph: Lenka Ponikelska/Bloomberg

Ferdinand Porsche, the founder of the sports-car firm, created the first hybrid more than 100 years ago and designed the original Volkswagen B(...)