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Volkswagen Shows Off its Autonomous EV Charging Robot Concept

Volkswagen Shows Off its Autonomous EV Charging Robot Concept

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 Rapidly Expanding its EV Charging Infrastructure in Germany

Volkswagen is Rapidly Expanding its EV Charging Infrastructure in Germany

​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

Volkswagen Ends Production of e-Golf to Make Way for ID.3

Volkswagen Ends Production of e-Golf to Make Way for ID.3

With a total of 145,561 units of the e-Golf ever made over seven years, Volkswagen is officially ending production of the EV as it looks to retool its Dresden Transparent Factory to produce the ID.3.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-12-28 07:40 PT

Silicon Valley EV Battery Developer QuantumScape Debuts on Wall Street After its Merger with Kensington Capital

Silicon Valley EV Battery Developer QuantumScape Debuts on Wall Street After its Merger with Kensington Capital

Silicon Valley-based solid state battery developer QuantumScape is now officially a publicly traded company after its debut on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Friday. QuantumScape is also backed by automaker Volkswagen and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates via his venture capital firm Breakthrough Energy Ventures, which Gates founded in 2015 to help accelerate innovations in sustainable energy.

Eric Walz2020-11-27 16:15 PT

Volkswagen Breaks Ground on its EV Battery Engineering Lab in Tennessee

Volkswagen Breaks Ground on its EV Battery Engineering Lab in Tennessee

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

Volkswagen’s Electric ID.4 Models Launch in China, Giving Tesla New Competition in the World’s Biggest Auto Market

Volkswagen’s Electric ID.4 Models Launch in China, Giving Tesla New Competition in the World’s Biggest Auto Market

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

Volkswagen & Uber Launch a Pilot Program with Electric Vehicles in Berlin

Volkswagen & Uber Launch a Pilot Program with Electric Vehicles in Berlin

Uber is teaming up with German automaker Volkswagen on a ride hailing pilot using the automaker’s fully-electric e-Golf vehicles. The service is called “Uber Green” and is launching in German city of Berlin using the zero emission vehicles.

Eric Walz2020-09-28 10:30 PT

Volkswagen’s New ID.3 Electric Car Given Low Marks by German Auto Test Publication

Volkswagen’s New ID.3 Electric Car Given Low Marks by German Auto Test Publication

Germany’s leading automotive test publication Auto Motor und Sport​ wrote that Volkswagen's ID.3, the company's first mass market electric car, falls short in some key areas after testing a pre production model. Although the publication praised the ID.3’s ride characteristics and powertrain, it wrote that the ID.3 needs considerable improvements in other areas.

Eric Walz2020-09-09 11:50 PT

Volkswagen Reveals the Exterior of the Upcoming Electric ID.4

Volkswagen Reveals the Exterior of the Upcoming Electric ID.4

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

Volkswagen to Build EV Battery Cells & Packs in Tennessee for its Future Electric Models

Volkswagen to Build EV Battery Cells & Packs in Tennessee for its Future Electric Models

Volkswagen has already begun to expand its Chattanooga, Tennessee assembly plant to become its North American center for electric vehicle production, but now the automaker is building a new Engineering and Planning Center (EPC) in Chattanooga for engineering the EVs and batteries of the future, the automaker announced.

Derrick Smith2020-08-13 18:15 PT

Volkswagen is Seeking to Develop a Larger Percentage of its Vehicle Software In-House

Volkswagen is Seeking to Develop a Larger Percentage of its Vehicle Software In-House

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 to Invest Up to $200 Million in Silicon Valley Battery Developer QuantumScape

Volkswagen to Invest Up to $200 Million in Silicon Valley Battery Developer QuantumScape

Volkswagen announced today that it’s increasing its stake in Silicon Valley solid-state battery developer QuantumScape. The automaker is making an additional investment of up to $200 million in the company to further develop solid-state batteries for its future electric vehicles.

Eric Walz2020-06-16 13:50 PT

Volkswagen Replaces CEO Herbert Diess After Vehicle Delays & Clashes with Labor Unions

Volkswagen Replaces CEO Herbert Diess After Vehicle Delays & Clashes with Labor Unions

​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

Volkswagen Closes on its $2.6 Billion Investment in Self-Driving Startup Argo AI

Volkswagen Closes on its $2.6 Billion Investment in Self-Driving Startup Argo AI

In one of the biggest collaborations in the auto industry for the development of self-driving cars, German automaker Volkswagen announced it closed on its $2.6 billion investment in Argo AI, the autonomous driving startup majority-owned by U.S. automaker Ford Motor Co.

Eric Walz2020-06-02 10:50 PT

Volkswagen's Board Approves Multi-Billion Dollar Alliance with Ford to Develop Electric & Commercial Vehicles

Volkswagen's Board Approves Multi-Billion Dollar Alliance with Ford to Develop Electric & Commercial Vehicles

German carmaker Volkswagen AG said on Thursday its supervisory board had approved several projects in a multibillion-dollar alliance with U.S. automaker Ford Motor Co that was first announced last July. The collaboration between the two automakers is one of the biggest partnerships of its kind in the auto industry.

FutureCar Staff 2020-05-29 10:30 PT

As the Coronavirus Keeps Customers Away From Dealers, Volkswagen is Using 3D Technology to Display New Models

As the Coronavirus Keeps Customers Away From Dealers, Volkswagen is Using 3D Technology to Display New Models

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

Volkswagen is Exploring Ways to Use its EV Batteries to Power the Grid

Volkswagen is Exploring Ways to Use its EV Batteries to Power the Grid

German automaker Volkswagen is exploring new ways to use its electric vehicle batteries as a power storage device when the cars are not in use, a business currently dominated by utilities and energy companies, the company's chief strategist Michael Jost said on Thursday.

FutureCar Staff 2020-03-12 18:25 PT

Volkswagen’s Truck Unit Traton SE Offers to Buy U.S. Truck Maker Navistar for $2.9 Billion

Volkswagen’s Truck Unit Traton SE Offers to Buy U.S. Truck Maker Navistar for $2.9 Billion

German truck manufacturer Traton SE, the truck division of automaker Volkswagen, has made a $2.9 billion offer to buy the remaining shares in U.S.-based truck maker Navistar International Corp. Traton currently owns a 16.8% stake in Navistar.

Eric Walz2020-01-30 15:55 PT

Volkswagen Unveils a Robotic Mobile EV Charging Concept

Volkswagen Unveils a Robotic Mobile EV Charging Concept

German automaker Volkswagen offered a glimpse into the future by unveiling a visionary electric vehicle charging robot concept that can turn any parking space into an electric vehicle charging station.

Eric Walz2019-12-26 10:30 PT

VW’s Audi to Cut 10% of its Workforce to Fund Shift Towards Electric Vehicles

VW’s Audi to Cut 10% of its Workforce to Fund Shift Towards Electric Vehicles

Volkswagen’s luxury brand Audi announced that is is cutting around 10% of its workforce to save money as the company shifts towards producing electric vehicles.

FutureCar Staff 2019-11-26 10:30 PT

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