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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

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.

Xiaoli Tian2018-12-03 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

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