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Electrify America Opens the First 350 kW EV Charging Location in California

Electrify America Opens the First 350 kW EV Charging Location in California

San Francisco Premium Outlets became California's first location for electric vehicle (EV) chargers featuring ultra-fast recharging speeds up to 350 kilowatts (kW). The 350 kW chargers are capable of recharging an electric vehicle quickly, providing another 200 miles of range in just 10 minutes.

Eric Walz2018-12-07 15:27 PT

Volkswagen May Build Vehicles at U.S. Ford Plants in New Alliance

Volkswagen May Build Vehicles at U.S. Ford Plants in New Alliance

A day after Germany’s top automakers were summoned to a meeting at the White House for talks with economic adviser Larry Kudlow to discuss tariffs on vehicles exported from the U.S., Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess said that VW could use some of the Ford Motor Company's spare factory capacity to make some vehicles in the U.S.

FutureCar Staff 2018-12-05 18:24 PT

VW Says its Next-Generation Gas & Diesel-Powered Vehicles Will Be its Last

VW Says its Next-Generation Gas & Diesel-Powered Vehicles Will Be its Last

Volkswagen is reinforcing its commitment to a future of just electric vehicles. The German automaker announced that its next generation gas powered and diesel engine vehicles will be its last, as the company transitions to building only electric models.

Eric Walz2018-12-04 17:08 PT

Execs From BMW, Mercedes & VW Called to White House for Trade Talks

Execs From BMW, Mercedes & VW Called to White House for Trade Talks

Executives from German automotive companies including BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen have been called to talks with White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Tuesday, a source familiar with the discussions told Reuters.

FutureCar Staff 2018-12-03 15:12 PT

Volkswagen in Talks with Ford to Invest in Self-Driving Startup Argo AI

Volkswagen in Talks with Ford to Invest in Self-Driving Startup Argo AI

Automakers are continuing to form strategic partnerships with tech companies and rivals to accelerate the development of self-driving cars. The latest being Volkswagen, who is reported to be in talks with the Ford Motor Co to work together on electric and self-driving cars.

Eric Walz2018-11-09 11:53 PT

VW Planning an Electric Car Priced Under $23,000 to Rival Tesla

VW Planning an Electric Car Priced Under $23,000 to Rival Tesla

Volkswagen is planning to sell electric cars for less than 20,000 euros ($22,836) and protect German industrial jobs by converting three of its factories to build fully-electric to rival electric automaker Tesla, a source familiar with the plans said to Reuters.

FutureCar Staff 2018-11-08 14:44 PT

A Closer Look at VW’s MEB Platform, the Foundation for 10 Million Electric Vehicles

A Closer Look at VW’s MEB Platform, the Foundation for 10 Million Electric Vehicles

As VW shifts its focus to fully-electric models, the German automaker has build an entirely new modular platform to underpin its future vehicles. The new MEB platform represents an entirely new way of building cars at Volkswagen.

Eric Walz2018-10-18 13:41 PT

German Automaker Audi Fined $927 Million for Diesel Emission Violations

German Automaker Audi Fined $927 Million for Diesel Emission Violations

German premium car brand Audi, a division of Volkswagen, said it was fined 800 million euros ($927 million) on Tuesday for emission violations tied to its six and eight-cylinder diesel engines. The massive fine is expected to cut into the company’s profits for 2018.

FutureCar Staff 2018-10-16 18:32 PT

Volkswagen Partners with Microsoft to Develop a Cloud Computing Platform

Volkswagen Partners with Microsoft to Develop a Cloud Computing Platform

To tackle data storage requirements of car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure communication Volkswagen has partnered with Microsoft to develop a cloud network

Manish Kharinta2018-10-07 11:30 PT

Volkswagen Reveals its MEB Platform for its New Line of Electric Vehicles

Volkswagen Reveals its MEB Platform for its New Line of Electric Vehicles

Volkswagen premiered its new MEB (modular electrification kit) electric vehicle platform yesterday in Frankfurt. The platform will be the foundation for 27 new fully-electric models the automaker plans to build. Volkswagen plans to build up to 10 million cars using the modular architecture.

Eric Walz2018-09-18 11:54 PT

Volkswagen to End Production of the Iconic Beetle Next Year

Volkswagen to End Production of the Iconic Beetle Next Year

Volkswagen announced on Thursday that it will stop producing one of the the world’s most recognizable cars—the Beetle. The iconic car is associated with the Volkswagen brand and a enduring symbol of 1960’s counterculture. VW said it would end production of the rounded compact car in 2019.

Eric Walz2018-09-14 17:09 PT

BMW to Discontinue All Diesel Models in the U.S. by 2019

BMW to Discontinue All Diesel Models in the U.S. by 2019

German automaker BMW is making the shift towards battery-powered technology and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV). A spokesman for the automaker said the company will discontinue all diesel models for the U.S. market by 2019.

Eric Walz2018-09-11 16:21 PT

Volkswagen to Invest $4 Billion in a Operating System for Connected Cars

Volkswagen to Invest $4 Billion in a Operating System for Connected Cars

German automaker Volkswagen announced it will invest 3.5 billion euros ($4 billion) by 2025 to build digital businesses and products including a cloud computing-based platform to connect vehicles and customers to offer services such as car sharing. VW plans to be a world leader in e-mobility services.

Eric Walz2018-08-23 13:55 PT

Volkswagen to Invest $4 Billion in a Operating System for Connected Cars

Volkswagen to Invest $4 Billion in a Operating System for Connected Cars

German automaker Volkswagen announced it will invest 3.5 billion euros ($4 billion) by 2025 to build digital businesses and products including a cloud computing-based platform to connect vehicles and customers to offer services such as car sharing. VW plans to be a world leader in e-mobility services.

Eric Walz2018-08-23 13:55 PT

VW Investing $100 Million in Solid State Battery Maker QuantumScape

VW Investing $100 Million in Solid State Battery Maker QuantumScape

Volkswagen is placing a big bet on solid state batteries for electric vehicles. The German automaker is investing $100 million in a new joint venture with Silicon Valley battery firm QuantumScape.

Eric Walz2018-06-21 17:57 PT

Audi CEO Arrested in Germany Over Dieselgate Scandal

Audi CEO Arrested in Germany Over Dieselgate Scandal

The fallout from the diesel emission scandal continues to rock the Volkswagen and Audi brands. German police arrested the CEO of Audi, Rupert Stadler on Monday in connection with the ongoing investigation into Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal.

Eric Walz2018-06-18 13:14 PT

VW in Talks to Manage Didi Chuxing Ride-Hailing Fleet of 100,000 Cars

VW in Talks to Manage Didi Chuxing Ride-Hailing Fleet of 100,000 Cars

Volkswagen AG the world’s largest automaker, is in talks to form a joint venture with China’s Didi Chuxing to manage part of the ride-hailing company’s fleet of cars and help develop “purpose-built” autonomous vehicles for Didi’s ride-hailing services.

Eric Walz2018-04-30 14:00 PT

VW’s Electrify America Selects Suppliers for U.S. EV Chargers

VW’s Electrify America Selects Suppliers for U.S. EV Chargers

Volkswagen AG unit Electrify America said on Tuesday it has selected several suppliers, including Switzerland’s ABB Ltd and South Korea’s Signet EV Inc, to install more than 2,000 high-speed electric vehicle chargers in the United States by the end of 2019.

Eric Walz2018-04-17 15:26 PT

BMW, Daimler, VW and Ford to Partner on Expansive EV Charging Network in Europe

BMW, Daimler, VW and Ford to Partner on Expansive EV Charging Network in Europe

A group of automakers including Germany’s BMW, Daimler, VW and U.S. based Ford Motor Co. will open ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations this year and plans a European EV charging network of 400 locations by 2020.

Eric Walz2017-11-03 11:33 PT

Volkswagen Group to Electrify all 300 Global Models by 2030

Volkswagen Group to Electrify all 300 Global Models by 2030

VW Group, which includes Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Bentley, Lamborghini, Porsche, Bugatti and more, will be electrifying all of its models under its “Roadmap E” for EVs.

Vineeth Joel Patel2017-10-01 12:15 PT

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