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An electric Volkswagen pickup? New global head says not this decade

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As more and more all-electric pickup trucks make their way to the US market, those consumers holding out for a Volkswagen branded model may need to let go and look elsewhere. According to Volkswagen’s new global head of passenger cars, an electric pickup truck is not a priority at the moment, despite comments from the German automaker’s newly appointed head of North America validating such desires.

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Personnel shake-ups continue as Volkswagen America CEO leaves to head up Scout EV brand

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The game of musical CEO chairs continues on at Volkswagen Group as yet another executive is leaving their current post to lead a different marque. Current president and CEO for Volkswagen Group of America Scott Keogh announced he is stepping down after nearly five years to become CEO of Volkswagen’s new all-electric truck brand, Scout.

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VW wants to resurrect Scout as a Rivian-like off-road EV brand

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VW’s advisory board is expected to approve a proposal tomorrow to spin off a new EV company centered around off-road vehicles, as reported by the Wall Street Journal and TechCrunch.

The company will resurrect the classic nameplate from the International Harvester Scout, a Jeep-like off-road vehicle from the ’60s and ’70s, and fill a similar niche as the Rivian R1T as an electric competitor to off-road enthusiast trucks like the Ford Raptor, Jeep Gladiator, and the like, but at a lower price point than the Rivian.

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