With plans to be one of the world’s leading producers of electric vehicles, German automaker Volkswagen is aiming to make electric vehicle charging as convenient as possible. The company’s latest concept is an autonomous charging robot that will do the job automatically.
Eric Walz2020-12-30 13:00 PT
Volkswagen is significantly expanding the charging infrastructure in its home country of Germany. The automaker announced that 750 new charging points are planned for next year, including the first “High Power Charging” stations delivering up to 300 kW of power.
Eric Walz2020-12-29 14:45 PT
German automaker Volkswagen has officially broken ground on its Battery Engineering Lab at its Chattanooga Engineering and Planning Center in Tennessee. The new $22 million dollar facility will test and validate electric vehicle cells and battery packs for the electric vehicles VW will sell in North America.
FutureCar Staff 2020-11-11 15:00 PT
On Tuesday, Volkswagen launched the ID.4 CROZZ and ID.X fully-electric models for the China market. The ID.4 CROZZ is being manufactured by Volkswagen’s joint venture with China’s FAW Group, while the ID.4 X is being built by SAIC Volkswagen.
Eric Walz2020-11-03 12:20 PT
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
German automaker Volkswagen AG is ramping up its efforts to develop the software and operating system (OS) for its future vehicles. However, rather than relying on third parties to develop the majority of code that will underpin millions of future Volkswagen vehicles, the automaker is looking to develop a bigger percentage of it in-house.
Eric Walz2020-06-19 15:30 PT
Volkswagen AG Chief Executive Officer Herbert Diess ceded direct control of the German automaker's main passenger-car brand after clashing with labor unions over production issues affecting two key models. Diess was serving a dual role as chairman of the board of management of Volkswagen Group as well as the chairman of the board of management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand.
FutureCar Staff 2020-06-08 13:05 PT
German automaker Volkswagen planned to display all of its new models and concept vehicles at last month's Geneva Motor Show to thousands of attendees. However, with the cancellation of the event due to the coronavirus outbreak, the company turned to a Canadian tech firm PureWeb to recreate its planned Geneva Motor Show display in immersive virtual reality (VR), so people can experience it online from anywhere in the world.
Eric Walz2020-04-20 14:00 PT
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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.
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