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Future Volkswagen Electric Models Will Get Bidirectional Charging Capability

Future Volkswagen Electric Models Will Get Bidirectional Charging Capability

Volkswagen revealed that starting next year, all future MEB-based electric models will get bidirectional charging capability. With bidirectional charging, Volkswagen’s future EVs could be capable of establishing a vehicle-to-grid interface.

Manish Kharinta2021-04-12 21:00 PT

Volkswagen to Speed Up the Development of EVs & Digital Services as Part of its Updated 'ACCELERATE' Strategy

Volkswagen to Speed Up the Development of EVs & Digital Services as Part of its Updated 'ACCELERATE' Strategy

Automaker Volkswagen announced an updated company strategy called "ACCELERATE" that includes a faster roll out new electric models that are software-based and connected. The updated ACCELERATE strategy will prepare the automaker for a changing auto industry that’s quickly moving towards electrification, connectivity and autonomous driving.

Eric Walz2021-03-05 11:35 PT

Volkswagen Begins Series Production of the ID.3 Electric Car at its ‘Transparent Factory’ in Germany

Volkswagen Begins Series Production of the ID.3 Electric Car at its ‘Transparent Factory’ in Germany

German automaker Volkswagen AG (VW) announced on Friday that series production of the ID.3 electric car has begun at the automaker’s factory in Dresden, which has been nicknamed the “Transparent Factory”. The Dresden factory is the second site producing the new ID.3 and VW's fourth global factory dedicated to producing electric vehicles built on the company's Modular Electric Drive Toolkit (MEB).

Eric Walz2021-01-29 11:40 PT

Volkswagen Reveals the Exterior of the Upcoming Electric ID.4

Volkswagen Reveals the Exterior of the Upcoming Electric ID.4

German automaker Volkswagen has revealed for the first time the exterior look of the production version of the upcoming ID.4 SUV. Up until today, the automaker only shared a few concept drawings of what the new electric SUV might look like. The ID.4 will compete with the Tesla Model Y and other new fully-electric models hitting the market.

Derrick Smith2020-08-27 10:00 PT

Volkswagen's Board Approves Multi-Billion Dollar Alliance with Ford to Develop Electric & Commercial Vehicles

Volkswagen's Board Approves Multi-Billion Dollar Alliance with Ford to Develop Electric & Commercial Vehicles

German carmaker Volkswagen AG said on Thursday its supervisory board had approved several projects in a multibillion-dollar alliance with U.S. automaker Ford Motor Co that was first announced last July. The collaboration between the two automakers is one of the biggest partnerships of its kind in the auto industry.

FutureCar Staff 2020-05-29 10:30 PT

Volkswagen is Investing $66 Billion in E-Mobility and Digital Technology

Volkswagen is Investing $66 Billion in E-Mobility and Digital Technology

German automaker Volkswagen AG plans to invest 60 billion euros ($66.12 billion) by 2024 to develop electric and hybrid cars as well as digital technologies, the company announced on Friday.

Eric Walz2019-11-15 10:50 PT

Volkswagen Investing $2.6 Billion in Ford’s Self-Driving Arm Argo AI and Will Collaborate On Electric & Autonomous Vehicles

Volkswagen Investing $2.6 Billion in Ford’s Self-Driving Arm Argo AI and Will Collaborate On Electric & Autonomous Vehicles

In one of the biggest collaborations between two global automakers and a tech startup, the Ford Motor Co and Volkswagen AG announced today that they will work together on electric and self-driving cars.

Eric Walz2019-07-12 10:10 PT

Ford & Volkswagen Collaboration with Argo AI Could Value the Self-Driving Startup at $4 Billion

Ford & Volkswagen Collaboration with Argo AI Could Value the Self-Driving Startup at $4 Billion

​Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG are inching closer towards an agreement to collaborate on self-driving cars together with Argo AI, Ford’s self-driving unit. According to a report from Bloomberg, the two automakers have overcome earlier obstacles and are making progress in their talks.

FutureCar Staff 2019-02-15 18:05 PT

Volkswagen & Ford Still at Odds Over Autonomous Driving Partnership

Volkswagen & Ford Still at Odds Over Autonomous Driving Partnership

German automaker Volkswagen AG and the Ford Motor Co are still hashing out details of an alliance first announced in June 2018 to work together on self driving cars and other related technology. The two automakers are at odds over how much the VW will invest in Ford’s autonomous driving unit as part of the deal.

FutureCar Staff 2019-02-13 19:00 PT

Volkswagen to Invest $800 Million in Electric Vehicle Plant in the U.S.

Volkswagen to Invest $800 Million in Electric Vehicle Plant in the U.S.

German automaker Volkswagen AG has announced that its Chattanooga, Tennessee manufacturing plant will become the company's first electric vehicle production facility in North America, state officials announced Monday.

Eric Walz2019-01-14 13:50 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