Ryan Beene

Washington D.C. -- Volkswagen, Audi Reporter

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Recent articles

VW dealership valuations slide; some smell opportunity

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8
Volkswagen's diesel scandal has dinged the company's sales, profits and image. Now, as the scandal enters its sixth month with few signs of a resolution, the effects are ...

Used-car loophole for recalls tightens up

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8
While a proposed federal law to close the used-car loophole is dead for now, efforts to keep unrepaired recalled vehicles out of circulation are stirring. ...

EPA ponders post-2025 regulation

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18
Advancements in electrification, vehicle connectivity and autonomous technologies have prompted the EPA to rethink its approach to setting future tailpipe emissions rules ...

NHTSA chief scrambles to beat the clock

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18
In late 2014, Mark Rosekind had a choice: re-up for another five years on the National Transportation Safety Board or try to move the needle in two years as administrator ...

Volkswagen's efforts to clear diesel cloud sputter

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18
A full four months into a crisis that has cast it a cheater, polluter and corporate villain, Volkswagen appears to be backsliding in its stated aim of regaining trust and ...

Audi unhurt, undaunted by diesel crisis

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18
Armed with fresh product in critical luxury segments, Audi is readying itself for another market-beating year, even as parent company Volkswagen trudges through its diese ...

Electrification powers automakers' broader plans for future mobility

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11
Electrification is fast becoming just one piece of a broader showcase of connectivity and convenience, as automakers try to find the right recipe for the future of urban ...

Mired in crisis, VW shows innovative side

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9
Volkswagen's Herbert Diess used his platform at last week's Consumer Electronics Show to present a vision of a post-crisis VW. ...

Platform gives Audi Q7 a steadier ride

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14
It may still be called the Q7, but Audi's largest crossover has evolved into a different animal than what arrived stateside in 2006. ...

VW admits: U.S. diesel rules had us stumped

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 13
Determined to sell diesels in a market with the world's toughest emissions standards, Volkswagen faced a challenge that even its vaunted engineers found impossible to sol ...

Insurance Institute trains its sights on headlights

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is developing a new stand-alone ratings program for automobile headlights, with the first batch of results due out next year. ...
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