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
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
Volkswagen was one of the world’s many top automakers bringing its new models to the Los Angeles Auto Show this week. Besides showing off its new 2019 model lineup, the German company announced plans to open a North American factory to build electric vehicles.
Eric Walz2018-11-30 11:12 PT
VW announced that it will convert two more plants in Germany to build electric vehicles, creating what the automaker said will be Europe's largest EV production network.
FutureCar Staff 2018-11-14 12:03 PT
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
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
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
The German automaker’s electric subsidiary announced plans for its second phase that focuses on more charging stations for urban and rural areas with an additional $200 million investment.
Vineeth Joel Patel2018-10-05 15:30 PT
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 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
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
German automakers, including Volkswagen and BMW, are fearful that the country may not have sufficient production facilities to meet the demand for electric vehicle battery cells, as the country’s major automakers make plans electrify their model lineups.
Eric Walz2018-07-09 11:00 PT
The automotive industry’s push toward autonomous driving and connected vehicles requires the transmission of large amounts of data from the autonomous vehicle to the cloud. To support this need, major automakers, including Volkswagen are partnering with tech companies in a alliance to develop solutions for in-vehicle networks.
Eric Walz2018-06-28 18:49 PT
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
At the Vienna Motor Symposium this week, Volkswagen confirmed that the Mk8 Golf would be the first to come with a new 48V mild-hybrid powertrain that's currently under development.
Eric Walz2018-04-27 13:25 PT
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
Last month, a German court ruled that cities can ban diesel powered vehicles within their boundaries in an effort to curb pollution. Now Volkswagen, Europe’s biggest automaker, has reassured buyers of new diesel vehicle that if such a ban takes place, the company will buy the vehicles back.
Eric Walz2018-03-29 13:23 PT
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
VW recently announced that it developed a prototype of a driverless performance car, which will help racers learn the layout of a track.
Vineeth Joel Patel2017-09-23 09:30 PT
From 2019, Volkswagen will sell cars with pWLAN (Public Wireless Local Area Network) technology which will enable the cars to communicate with each other and transport infrastructure systems thereby, sharing information on traffic, road accidents, road blockages and other events.
Eric Walz2017-06-29 13:11 PT
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