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Electrify America to Open its 400th EV Charging Station in the U.S. This Week

Electrify America to Open its 400th EV Charging Station in the U.S. This Week

Electrify America announced it will open its 400th public EV charging station this week. The company has added more than 1,700 individual chargers over the past 20 months as part of its $2 billion, decade-long investment in EV charging infrastructure in the U.S.

Eric Walz2020-02-04 15:10 PT

SK Innovation Plans to Build a EV Battery Plant in the U.S. to Meet Demand

SK Innovation Plans to Build a EV Battery Plant in the U.S. to Meet Demand

Kim Jun, the chief executive of South Korea’s SK Innovation Co Ltd, said that the company plans to build a second electric vehicle (EV) battery plant in the U.S. and is considering expanding another factory in Hungary to meet soaring demand for EV cells.

Eric Walz2020-01-10 12:30 PT

Volkswagen CEO Claims Shift to EVs Won’t Impact Margins

Volkswagen CEO Claims Shift to EVs Won’t Impact Margins

What’s the secret? High volume and a single platform that’s used on numerous vehicles are key to keeping costs in check.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-10-21 05:00 PT

Ford Motor Co Forms New Joint Venture with Indian Automaker Mahindra

Ford Motor Co Forms New Joint Venture with Indian Automaker Mahindra

Ford Motor Co announced today a new joint venture with Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra. The joint venture will distribute Ford branded vehicles in India, and both Ford and Mahindra vehicles in other “high-growth” markets around the world, Ford said.

FutureCar Staff 2019-10-01 11:45 PT

Volkswagen Says its Not Interested in Buying Tesla Stake

Volkswagen Says its Not Interested in Buying Tesla Stake

Volkswagen said on Thursday it was not interested in taking a stake in Tesla, denying a media report that CEO Herbert Diess wanted to buy shares in the U.S. company to access its software and battery technology.

FutureCar Staff 2019-08-22 12:17 PT

Volkswagen Reports a 3.3% Drop in Vehicle Deliveries for July

Volkswagen Reports a 3.3% Drop in Vehicle Deliveries for July

As global vehicle production slows, the world’s biggest automakers are reporting slower car sales this year, including Volkswagen AG. The automaker said it delivered 489,000 vehicles throughout the world in July, a 3.3% drop over the same period last year.

FutureCar Staff 2019-08-14 17:30 PT

Ford, VW Tie the Knot to Work on EVs and Autonomous Cars

Ford, VW Tie the Knot to Work on EVs and Autonomous Cars

According to reports, Ford and Volkswagen could expand on their current alliance to include electric cars and self-driving technology.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-07-11 16:00 PT

Volkswagen Begins Taking Pre-orders in Europe for the ID Electric Hatchback

Volkswagen Begins Taking Pre-orders in Europe for the ID Electric Hatchback

German automaker Volkswagen AG is ready to take on Tesla in Europe with its first electric car. The automaker is now taking 1,000 euro deposits for its new fully-electric hatchback named the ID.3.

Eric Walz2019-05-08 13:00 PT

VW Reveals Fully-Electric Flagship SUV Concept for the China Market

VW Reveals Fully-Electric Flagship SUV Concept for the China Market

Volkswagen unveiled its new concept SUV called the ID ROOMZZ in Shanghai this week ahead of Auto Shanghai 2019, which opens to the public on Thursday. The fully-electric SUV will join VW’s ID brand and become a flagship model for Volkswagen in China when it goes on sale in 2021.

FutureCar Staff 2019-04-18 10:30 PT

Volkswagen Opens Up its ‘MEB’ Electric Vehicle Platform to Other Companies

Volkswagen Opens Up its ‘MEB’ Electric Vehicle Platform to Other Companies

Volkswagen is aware of the challenges facing companies working on EVs and is willing to lend a hand by sharing some of its electric vehicle technology. The automaker announced it will open its MEB EV platform to third parties, beginning with e.GO Mobile AG, an EV startup based in Aachen, Germany.

FutureCar Staff 2019-03-04 13:21 PT

Volkswagen Spins Jetta Model Into New Brand for China

Volkswagen Spins Jetta Model Into New Brand for China

The most affordable car in Volkswagen’s lineup will help the German brand draw younger customers in in China, acting as its own brand.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-03-02 06:00 PT

Volkswagen AG Creates a New Division to Focus on Vehicle Software & Services

Volkswagen AG Creates a New Division to Focus on Vehicle Software & Services

As automobiles become internet connected devices filled with more high-tech features, an increasing focus of automakers is on passenger experience and mobility services rather than a vehicle’s mechanical systems. To support this effort, German automaker Volkswagen AG created a new division named “Digital Car and Services”. The new division will focus on bringing more robust software into Volkswagen AG vehicles to provide a better mobility experience to passengers.

Eric Walz2019-02-25 15:00 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

Electrify America is Buying Powerpacks From Tesla for Select EV Charging Sites

Electrify America is Buying Powerpacks From Tesla for Select EV Charging Sites

Volkswagen’s Electrify America said on Monday it will install Tesla battery storage packs at 100 of its charging stations across the United States. For EV owners, the move is designed to help lower the costs for charging their vehicles.

FutureCar Staff 2019-02-04 19:34 PT

Volkswagen Converting Factory to Manufacture EV Charging Stations

Volkswagen Converting Factory to Manufacture EV Charging Stations

In order to get ahead of a possible electric-vehicle boom, Volkswagen has plans to convert its Hanover components plan to produce flexible fast charging stations starting in 2020.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-02-02 09:25 PT

Porsche Taycan Owners to Get 3 Years of Free Charging from Electrify America

Porsche Taycan Owners to Get 3 Years of Free Charging from Electrify America

Owners of the upcoming Porsche Taycan, the automaker’s first fully electric luxury sedan, are getting a sweet deal on charging—it will be free for three years.

FutureCar Staff 2019-01-28 14:40 PT

U.S. Grand Jury Indicts 4 Audi Managers Over ‘Dieselgate’ Scandal

U.S. Grand Jury Indicts 4 Audi Managers Over ‘Dieselgate’ Scandal

A federal grand jury handed down indictments to four managers at luxury automaker Audi for their role in the “dieselgate” scandal. All of the managers worked in Audi’s engine development division and are accused of tampering with engine control software to mask excessive emissions from Audi and Volkswagen vehicles

FutureCar Staff 2019-01-18 15:03 PT

Iowa Senator Says Trump is Inclined to Increase Tariffs on Imported Autos From the EU

Iowa Senator Says Trump is Inclined to Increase Tariffs on Imported Autos From the EU

U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to move ahead with tariffs on imported vehicles, according to a report by Reuters. The move could prompt the European Union to agree a new trade deal. The Trump administration has targeted luxury European imports from automakers such as Mercedes Benz, BMW and Audi.

FutureCar Staff 2019-01-17 17:10 PT

Ford & Volkswagen Announce Global Alliance to Build Pickup Trucks and Vans

Ford & Volkswagen Announce Global Alliance to Build Pickup Trucks and Vans

The Ford Motor Company and German automaker Volkswagen AG today announced an alliance to make both automakers more competitive, as the auto industry undergoes rapid transformation. The two automakers said they will collaborate to develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickup trucks.

FutureCar Staff 2019-01-15 11:37 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

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