Volkswagen of America announced that pricing for the 2023 ID.4 electric compact SUV will start at an MSRP of $37,495, making the electric SUV much more affordable than Tesla’s popular Model Y, as the ID.4 is eligible for the $7,500 EV tax credit in the U.S. The new ID.4 is being assembled in the U.S. at Volkswagen’s factory Chattanooga, Tennessee.
FutureCar Staff 2022-09-10 14:30 PT
Volkswagen is now building electric vehicles for the first time ever in the United States. The automaker announced that it started production of the ID.4 electric SUV at its revamped factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The U.S.-built ID.4 has the potential to become a big seller for VW, as the SUV and crossover segment is one of the most popular in the U.S.
FutureCar Staff 2022-09-01 10:30 PT
Volkswagen’s new independent software unit CARIAD, which is creating and operating system and architecture for the automaker’s future software-defined vehicles, will soon begin the joint development of an automotive system-on-chip (SoC) chip together with semiconductor company STMicroelectronics. The SoC will be specifically designed for vehicle connectivity, energy management, and over-the-air software updates.
Eric Walz2022-08-26 09:45 PT
Volkswagen's software company CARIAD announced that it selected BlackBerry QNX technology for its new VW.OS vehicle operating system. The software platform will be available for Volkswagen Group vehicles from the middle of the decade. Blackberry's QNX technology including its QNX OS for Safety, which is a pre-certified microkernel operating system designed for safety-critical embedded systems.
Eric Walz2022-08-14 10:30 PT
Volkswagen is bundling its global EV battery business into a newly formed company named PowerCo as past of a $20 billion investment. The new company will be tasked with managing the entire value chain of the automaker's battery business, including sourcing raw materials and battery recycling. On Thursday, Volkswagen and PowerCo held a groundbreaking ceremony for the first of six new EV battery plants planned for Europe.
FutureCar Staff 2022-08-13 12:45 PT
Volkswagen unveiled a concept version of its first-ever electric sedan called the ID Aero that will compete against Tesla’s flagship Model S. The premium electric sedan concept, which VW says will be similar to the production model, will debut in China in the second half of 2023 before launching Europe and the U.S.
Eric Walz2022-08-03 10:00 PT
The automaker plans for the first electric vehicles from the brand to enter into production in 2026 with a pickup truck and an SUV confirmed to be in the works.
Vineeth Joel Patel2022-06-20 06:15 PT
Volkswagen Group's software unit CARIAD announced on Tuesday that it has selected Qualcomm Technologies to supply system-on-chips (SoCs) for its vehicle software platform designed to deliver up to SAE level-4 autonomous driving capabilities in the automaker’s future vehicles.
Eric Walz2022-06-10 06:45 PT
Volkswagen Group is teaming up with bp in Europe to rapidly roll out Flexpole DC fast chargers for the automaker's electric vehicle customers. The strategic partnership is designed to boost the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) across Europe. The Flexpole charging units can be directly connected to a low voltage grid which removes the requirement for a dedicated electric substation and more complex and expensive construction work.
Eric Walz2022-06-04 07:00 PT
Volkswagen plans to have an entire lineup of software-defined vehicles in the future that will receive regular over-the-air (OTA) software updates, starting with its ID family of electric vehicles, which includes the new ID 4 SUV. The latest version,“Software 3.0”, adds many new features to the electric ID vehicles that will enhance the user experience and optimize EV charging capacity.
Eric Walz2022-04-27 11:45 PT
After teasing the return of the iconic Volkswagen Bus for the past several years as a modern electric vehicle, the restyled ID.Buzz has been officially unveiled in Hamburg, Germany. Volkswagen took the iconic VW Bus that is often associated with the counterculture of the 1960s and completely redesigned it as a fully-electric multi-purpose vehicle. The ID.Buzz will be offered in two models, a passenger version and a cargo version for commercial use.
Eric Walz2022-04-15 17:00 PT
The German automaker plans to build six gigafactories in Europe by the end of the decade to handle VW’s needs for electric car batteries, including processing raw materials to recycling old car batteries.
Vineeth Joel Patel2022-02-08 07:45 PT
The U.S. The Supreme Court on Monday rejected German automaker Volkswagen AG's bid to avoid individual state lawsuits filed by officials in three states that are seeking damages as a result of the dieselgate scandal, in which the automaker admitted to tampering with emission control software in millions of diesel-powered vehicles sold in the U.S.
Eric Walz2021-12-22 15:15 PT
German automaker Volkswagen revealed the latest member of its ID family of electric vehicles on Wednesday. The battery-powered SUV/coupe is named the ID.5, and its joins the ID.3 and ID.4 in the automaker’s fully-electric lineup. The automaker's growing family of ID electric vehicles is positioned to compete with the Tesla Model Y and other new electric models in the rapidly expanding EV market.
FutureCar Staff 2021-12-10 14:30 PT
Automaker Volkswagen will officially launch the China-built ID.3 electric hatchback on Oct 22, the company announced in a post on Chinese social media platform WeChat. The launch of the ID.3 in China is expected to further boost VW's electric vehicle sales in China, which is the world’s biggest auto market.
FutureCar Staff 2021-11-26 08:50 PT
The new electric ID.4 Pro SUV from automaker Volkswagen has received its official EPA range figures. After testing, the 2021 all-wheel-drive (AWD) ID.4 Pro was awarded an EPA-estimated range figure of 249 miles. The more sporty version of the ID.4, the AWD Pro S, comes in slightly less at 240 miles.
FutureCar Staff 2021-10-21 14:15 PT
Internal combustion engines will be phased out as early as 2033, while a U.S. plan will follow shortly after.
Vineeth Joel Patel2021-08-10 07:00 PT
Automaker Volkswagen will begin testing its first autonomous commercial vehicles this summer in a new partnership with Argo AI. The automaker’s Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles division will launch trials for the upcoming ID. BUZZ electric van outfitted with self-driving technology developed by Argo AI for a ride-hailing pilot in Germany.
Eric Walz2021-06-18 14:40 PT
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission opened an inquiry into automaker Volkswagen over a marketing stunt last month suggesting that the company was changing its name to "Voltswagen" to reflect its future commitment to producing electric vehicles. The false report pushed up VW’s preferred shares, common shares and ADRs on the day it was announced, which led to the SEC probe of the company.
FutureCar Staff 2021-06-06 15:30 PT
This year’s World Car of the Year winner was Volkswagen’s new ID.4, the company’s first battery-powered SUV. The ID.4 was up against the Toyota Yaris and Honda e electric car in the category. The electric ID.4 is VW’s second EV released under its new ID family of vehicles. With its more affordable price, the ID.4 is being marketed as more of a mainstream EV with roughly the same performance of a similar gas-powered compact SUV.
FutureCar Staff 2021-05-27 17:00 PT
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