WOLFSBURG, Germany — The global head of the Volkswagen brand said Wednesday the brand is aiming for "around 5 percent market share" in the U.S. in the next ten years, a goal that would more than double its current market position. Herbert Diess, global head of the brand, told journalists through a translator that Volkswagen "intends to become a leading volume provider and aim for around 5 percent market share."
BERLIN — Armed with a product plan stacked with full-electric and hybrid vehicles, Volkswagen Group will rely on battery suppliers with greater expertise, CEO Matthias Mueller said. Mueller, speaking at the the automaker's annual press conference here on Tuesday, also said VW's assembly plant in Chattanooga could begin making electrified vehicles in 2022, but the company is taking a "wait and see" approach with ongoing trade negotiations before making any concrete decisions.
Woebcken: "We want to get more Americanized not only in our product but in our business." Woebcken: "We want to get more Americanized not only in our product but in our business." Forty years ago, a teenage Hinrich Woebcken spent a year as an exchange student with an American family near Rochester, N.Y., going to class in an American school, soaking up American culture, being American in every way — at least in spirit. "I even went to the prom," the 6-foot-4-inch German recalls with a grin.
I feel as though I accomplished one of those old auto-writer-bucket-list things today:
1) An unexpected cancelled flight (strike/mechanical) screws travel plans, so
2) we grab a rental (a manual @Ford Mondeo wagon, natch) and
3) drive to Amsterdam in hopes of getting home.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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