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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

Electrify America Unveils its EV Charging Smartphone App Designed to Make Charging Easy

Electrify America Unveils its EV Charging Smartphone App Designed to Make Charging Easy

Electrify America (EA) is investing $2 billion over ten years on EV charging infrastructure in the U.S., as well as education about electric vehicles. Besides building a coast to coast network of EV vehicle charging infrastructure, one of the goals of EA is to make electric vehicle charging a seamless experience for drivers and the company just unveiled its first smartphone app.

Eric Walz2019-05-06 14:00 PT

Daimler, Volkswagen & BMW Face Big Fines After Being Charged With Emissions Collusion

Daimler, Volkswagen & BMW Face Big Fines After Being Charged With Emissions Collusion

The European Union (EU) said German automaker Volkswagen along with Daimler and BMW broke antitrust rules by acting together to delay the introduction of two emission cleaning systems between 2006 and 2014. The emission reducing technology would have lowered harmful emissions if installed in production vehicles.

FutureCar Staff 2019-04-05 18:53 PT

Volkswagen Ready to Invest $1.7 Billion in Ford’s Self-Driving Unit Argo AI

Volkswagen Ready to Invest $1.7 Billion in Ford’s Self-Driving Unit Argo AI

Volkswagen AG is looking to invest around $1.7 billion in a self-driving car venture with Argo AI, the self-driving arm of Ford Motor Co, according to people familiar with the matter.

FutureCar Staff 2019-02-26 18:29 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

China’s CATL Aims to Build a EV Battery Plant in Germany 3 Times Bigger Than Tesla’s Gigafactory

China’s CATL Aims to Build a EV Battery Plant in Germany 3 Times Bigger Than Tesla’s Gigafactory

CATL, the world’s largest maker of battery cells for electric vehicles, has already committed to building a factory in Germany, but now the battery maker plans to increase the size of its factory in Erfurt to meet rising demand from Germany’s auto industry.

FutureCar Staff 2019-02-06 18:26 PT

Germany's Varta Makes Plans to Mass Produce EV Battery Cells

Germany's Varta Makes Plans to Mass Produce EV Battery Cells

German battery maker Varta​ has reached a research agreement to lay the groundwork for mass production of lithium-ion battery cells for electric cars.

Eric Walz2018-11-19 11:31 PT

Intel Owned Mobileye & VW to Launch an Autonomous Taxi Service in Israel

Intel Owned Mobileye & VW to Launch an Autonomous Taxi Service in Israel

​Automaker Volkswagen and Intel’s Mobileye are planning to launch Israel’s first ever ride-hailing service using a fleet of self-driving cars. The service is scheduled to begin early next year and roll out in phases reaching full commercialization in 2022.

Eric Walz2018-10-29 16:52 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

Porsche to End Diesel Production, Says its Future Will Be ‘Diesel-Free’

Porsche to End Diesel Production, Says its Future Will Be ‘Diesel-Free’

As Porsche AG prepares to make the switch to hybrid and electric models, the German automaker announced it would end production of all diesel-powered vehicles. Porsche says its decision was partly based on the falling demand for diesel-powered cars industry-wide.

FutureCar Staff 2018-09-24 15:21 PT

VW Group Canada Forms ‘Electrify Canada’ to Install Ultra-Fast Electric Vehicle Chargers

VW Group Canada Forms ‘Electrify Canada’ to Install Ultra-Fast Electric Vehicle Chargers

Volkswagen Group Canada announced the formation of Electrify Canada, a new company that will build an ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) direct current (DC) charging network across Canada. The EV chargers will be operational by the second quarter of 2019.

Eric Walz2018-07-20 14:11 PT

Ford in Talks with Volkswagen on a Possible Truck Partnership

Ford in Talks with Volkswagen on a Possible Truck Partnership

Ford Motor Co. is exploring an alliance with Germany's Volkswagen AG in a deal that could include co-developing vans or commercial vehicles.

Jacky Ho2018-06-19 18:46 PT

Audi CEO Arrested in Germany Over Dieselgate Scandal

Audi CEO Arrested in Germany Over Dieselgate Scandal

The fallout from the diesel emission scandal continues to rock the Volkswagen and Audi brands. German police arrested the CEO of Audi, Rupert Stadler on Monday in connection with the ongoing investigation into Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal.

Eric Walz2018-06-18 13:14 PT

Audi Plans to Sell 800,000 EVs and Hybrid Cars by 2025

Audi Plans to Sell 800,000 EVs and Hybrid Cars by 2025

German automaker Audi announced its ambitious goals of selling 800,000 hybrid and electric vehicles by 2025. The company is looking to put the dieselgate scandal behind it and gain ground on electric carmaker Tesla in the premium electric vehicle category.

Jeremy Carlton2018-05-09 18:11 PT

VW Investing $18 Billion into Chinese Joint Ventures for Automotive Technology

VW Investing $18 Billion into Chinese Joint Ventures for Automotive Technology

Volkswagen AG’s world-leading development budget is allocating billions more to its Chinese joint ventures, as the German carmaker seeks a competitive edge in producing battery-powered, autonomous vehicles with its Chinese partners.

Eric Walz2018-04-24 13:07 PT

Volkswagen and Toyota Agree on Self-Driving Truck Partnership

Volkswagen and Toyota Agree on Self-Driving Truck Partnership

The truck divisions of Toyota and Volkswagen have agreed to work together on electric vehicles and self-driving truck technology, marking an unusual partnership between the Japanese and German automotive rivals.

Jacky Ho2018-04-13 11:44 PT

Volkswagen Plans to ‘Electrify America’ with $2 Billion Investment in the Largest U.S. EV Charging Network

Volkswagen Plans to ‘Electrify America’ with $2 Billion Investment in the Largest U.S. EV Charging Network

After pleading guilty to tampering with software in order to bypass stringent emissions requirements, German automaker Volkswagen created Electrify America as catalyst to promote the adoption of electric vehicles. Now Electrify has announced plans to construct the largest EV charging network in the U.S.

Eric Walz2018-01-26 11:57 PT

Volkswagen Partners with NVIDIA on AI for Future Vehicles

Volkswagen Partners with NVIDIA on AI for Future Vehicles

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang took to the stage at a CES press event last night to announce that NVIDIA is working with Volkswagen on AI for its future vehicle lineup.During the event, the two companies shared their vision for how AI and deep learning will shape the development of a new generation of intelligent Volkswagen vehicles using the NVIDIA DRIVE IX platform to create new cockpit experiences and improve safety.

Eric Walz2018-01-08 11:22 PT

eHi Car Services Partners with Volkswagen Group China on Luxury Mobility-on-Demand Services in China

eHi Car Services Partners with Volkswagen Group China on Luxury Mobility-on-Demand Services in China

Volkswagen Group China and eHi Car Services Limited, a leading car rentals and car services provider in China, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly explore luxury mobility-on-demand services in China.

Eric Walz2017-09-29 10:32 PT

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