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The 2021 Electric Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S Review: An EV for the Masses

The 2021 Electric Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S Review: An EV for the Masses

The Volkswagen ID.4 may be the automaker’s first real attempt at an electric vehicle, but it might be its best product currently on sale and it matches the needs of nearly every EV shopper on the market.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-09-19 08:00 PT

Volkswagen ID Life Concept is a Peek at an Affordable City Electric Car

Volkswagen ID Life Concept is a Peek at an Affordable City Electric Car

The latest concept electric car from Volkswagen provides a preview of what will become the brand’s most affordable and smallest EV.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-09-12 16:45 PT

Ford & Argo AI to Deploy Self-driving Vehicles on Lyft’s Ride-Hailing Network This Year

Ford & Argo AI to Deploy Self-driving Vehicles on Lyft’s Ride-Hailing Network This Year

Lyft Inc customers in Florida might be picked up in a self-driving vehicle by the end of this year. Ford Motor Co and its autonomous driving partner Pittsburgh-based Argo AI plan to self-driving vehicles on Lyft’s ride-hailing network by the end of the year, Ford announced on Wednesday.

Eric Walz2021-07-21 08:45 PT

Sweden-based EV Battery Startup Northvolt, Founded by Former Tesla Execs, Raises $2.75 Billion in New Equity

Sweden-based EV Battery Startup Northvolt, Founded by Former Tesla Execs, Raises $2.75 Billion in New Equity

Northvolt, a EV battery manufacturer founded by two former Tesla employees, announced the signing of a $2.75 billion private placement to finance further battery cell production capacity and R&D efforts to meet the increasing demand for EV batteries from customers, including automakers Volkswagen and BMW.

Eric Walz2021-06-11 09:45 PT

Electrify America Opens its 600th Ultra-Fast EV Charging Station in the U.S.

Electrify America Opens its 600th Ultra-Fast EV Charging Station in the U.S.

​Electric vehicle charging operator Electrify America has opened its 600th ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging station in the continental U.S. and its now open to the public, the company announced on Thursday. The opening of the 600th station follows the completion of two cross-country and two coastal routes in 2020, providing EV drivers with more options for cross-country travel.

FutureCar Staff 2021-04-29 13:30 PT

Audi to Build Electric Vehicles in China in a New Joint Venture with Automaker FAW Group

Audi to Build Electric Vehicles in China in a New Joint Venture with Automaker FAW Group

​German automaker Audi is expanding its presence in China, which is the world’s biggest auto market. Audi announced on Monday a new company with Chinese automaker FAW Group for the future production of electric vehicles in Changchun in the northeast of China. The new joint venture company is named Audi-FAW.

FutureCar Staff 2021-01-18 15:30 PT

Volkswagen Aims to Be the World’s Biggest Producer of Electric Drivetrains, Production Begins in China

Volkswagen Aims to Be the World’s Biggest Producer of Electric Drivetrains, Production Begins in China

The Volkswagen Group’s Chinese components factory in Tianjin has started production of the APP 310 drive units designed for the automakers “MEB” electric vehicle platform, which will be the foundation of millions of electric vehicles the automaker plans to produce over the next decade.

Eric Walz2020-11-16 12:20 PT

California Self-driving Startup TuSimple Partners Volkswagen’s Truck Unit Traton Group to Develop Driverless Trucks

California Self-driving Startup TuSimple Partners Volkswagen’s Truck Unit Traton Group to Develop Driverless Trucks

The Traton Group, which is the commercial truck division of German automaker Volkswagen, is partnering with California self-driving truck startup TuSimple on the development of Level 4 self-driving trucks for the European market. The collaboration is the first of its kind in Europe. As part of the partnership, the Traton Group will take a minority stake in TuSimple.

Eric Walz2020-09-23 10:55 PT

Volkswagen-backed EV Battery Maker QuantumScape to go Public at $3.3 Billion Valuation

Volkswagen-backed EV Battery Maker QuantumScape to go Public at $3.3 Billion Valuation

Silicon Valley-based battery maker QuantumScape will become the latest company tuning to Wall Street to raise capital this year in a reverse merger deal with Kensington Capital Acquisition Corp.(NYSE: KCAC), a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). The deal will result in Volkswagen-backed QuantumScape becoming a publicly listed company with an enterprise value of $3.3 billion.

Eric Walz2020-09-03 12:05 PT

Ford, Volkswagen Finalize Partnership to Build EV, Delivery Vans, and Pickup Truck

Ford, Volkswagen Finalize Partnership to Build EV, Delivery Vans, and Pickup Truck

Additionally, the partnership will give Volkswagen an in with Argo AI, the autonomous vehicle startup based in Pittsburgh that is backed by Ford.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-06-14 11:00 PT

Chinese Battery Maker CATL Says its Ready to Build a 1.2 Million Mile EV Battery with a 16 Year Lifespan

Chinese Battery Maker CATL Says its Ready to Build a 1.2 Million Mile EV Battery with a 16 Year Lifespan

Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited (CATL), says it's ready to build an EV battery with an expected lifespan of 1.2 million miles or 16 years before its needs replacement, Bloomberg reported this week. In an interview at the company’s headquarters in Ningde, southeastern China, CATL Chairman Zeng Yuqun says that the company is ready to build it.

FutureCar Staff 2020-06-12 15:10 PT

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

Tesla Overtakes Volkswagen as the World’s Second Most Valuable Automaker

Tesla Overtakes Volkswagen as the World’s Second Most Valuable Automaker

With the company's stock at record highs, electric automaker Tesla has overtaken Volkswagen to become the world's second most valuable automaker with a market cap topping the $100 billion mark on Wednesday.

FutureCar Staff 2020-01-23 10:50 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

U.S. Launches Antitrust Probe into California Automaker Emissions Agreement

U.S. Launches Antitrust Probe into California Automaker Emissions Agreement

The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether the decision of four automakers in July to reach a voluntary agreement with California to adopt state emissions standards violated antitrust law, people briefed on the matter said on Friday.

FutureCar Staff 2019-09-06 09:00 PT

General Motors, Volkswagen Want to Go Straight to Fully Electric Cars

General Motors, Volkswagen Want to Go Straight to Fully Electric Cars

Instead of coming out with hybrids, General Motors and Volkswagen are only interested in bringing fully electric cars to the market.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-08-24 06:00 PT

Renewed Chinese Auto Tariffs Would Cost U.S. Jobs, Industry Coalition Warns

Renewed Chinese Auto Tariffs Would Cost U.S. Jobs, Industry Coalition Warns

The head of a broad coalition of Japanese, German and South Korean automakers warned on Friday that renewed punitive Chinese tariffs on U.S. autos would hurt U.S. vehicle exports to China and put U.S. jobs at risk.

FutureCar Staff 2019-08-23 16:02 PT

Ford, Volkswagen Promise Details on Electric & Autonomous Vehicle Partnership

Ford, Volkswagen Promise Details on Electric & Autonomous Vehicle Partnership

Automakers Ford Motor Co and Volkswagen AG said on Thursday they are expanding their global alliance. Further details on a technology-sharing agreement are expected to be announced at New York press conference on Friday.

FutureCar Staff 2019-07-11 17:42 PT

Volkswagen Announces EV Plants in China to Compete With Tesla

Volkswagen Announces EV Plants in China to Compete With Tesla

In roughly 12 months, Volkswagen aims to have two electric-vehicle plants in China operational to build a total of 600,000 battery-powered cars to take on Tesla.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-05-19 06:00 PT

Porsche Fined $598 Million for its Role in the ‘Dieselgate’ Emissions Scandal

Porsche Fined $598 Million for its Role in the ‘Dieselgate’ Emissions Scandal

German automaker Volkswagen Group is eager to put the dieselgate scandal behind it and move on. However German prosecutors continue to levy fines against the automaker's subsidiaries for their role in the emissions cheating scandal nearly four years ago.

FutureCar Staff 2019-05-07 18:40 PT

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