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Volkswagen & Ford Still at Odds Over Autonomous Driving Partnership

Volkswagen & Ford Still at Odds Over Autonomous Driving Partnership

German automaker Volkswagen AG and the Ford Motor Co are still hashing out details of an alliance first announced in June 2018 to work together on self driving cars and other related technology. The two automakers are at odds over how much the VW will invest in Ford’s autonomous driving unit as part of the deal.

FutureCar Staff 2019-02-13 19:00 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

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

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

Volkswagen Reveals a Portable EV Charging Station

Volkswagen Reveals a Portable EV Charging Station

​German automaker Volkswagen has revealed the first glimpse of its mobile quick charging station for electric vehicles. Unlike fixed EV chargers stations, the mobile EV chargers can be brought to areas where EV charging might be in high-demand.

FutureCar Staff 2018-12-28 15:28 PT

Volkswagen Buys Controlling Stake in Volvo's 'WirelessCar' Unit

Volkswagen Buys Controlling Stake in Volvo's 'WirelessCar' Unit

German automaker Volkswagen is buying a controlling stake in Volvo’s WirelessCar, a digital service developer specializing in connected vehicle services.

FutureCar Staff 2018-12-19 11:26 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

Volkswagen Plans to Open a North American Factory to Build EVs

Volkswagen Plans to Open a North American Factory to Build EVs

Volkswagen was one of the world’s many top automakers bringing its new models to the Los Angeles Auto Show this week. Besides showing off its new 2019 model lineup, the German company announced plans to open a North American factory to build electric vehicles.

Eric Walz2018-11-30 11:12 PT

Volkswagen Converting Assembly Plants in Order to Build Europe’s Largest EV Production Network

Volkswagen Converting Assembly Plants in Order to Build Europe’s Largest EV Production Network

VW announced that it will convert two more plants in Germany to build electric vehicles, creating what the automaker said will be Europe's largest EV production network.

FutureCar Staff 2018-11-14 12:03 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

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’s Electrify America Lays Out Cycle 2 Plan for California

Volkswagen’s Electrify America Lays Out Cycle 2 Plan for California

The German automaker’s electric subsidiary announced plans for its second phase that focuses on more charging stations for urban and rural areas with an additional $200 million investment.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-10-05 15:30 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

Volkswagen to Invest $4 Billion in a Operating System for Connected Cars

Volkswagen to Invest $4 Billion in a Operating System for Connected Cars

German automaker Volkswagen announced it will invest 3.5 billion euros ($4 billion) by 2025 to build digital businesses and products including a cloud computing-based platform to connect vehicles and customers to offer services such as car sharing. VW plans to be a world leader in e-mobility services.

Eric Walz2018-08-23 13:55 PT

German Automakers Looking to Outside Sources to Meet Demand for EV Batteries

German Automakers Looking to Outside Sources to Meet Demand for EV Batteries

German automakers, including Volkswagen and BMW, are fearful that the country may not have sufficient production facilities to meet the demand for electric vehicle battery cells, as the country’s major automakers make plans electrify their model lineups.

Eric Walz2018-07-09 11:00 PT

Volkswagen Joins with Tech Companies On Ethernet Networking Solutions for Autonomous Vehicles

Volkswagen Joins with Tech Companies On Ethernet Networking Solutions for Autonomous Vehicles

​The automotive industry’s push toward autonomous driving and connected vehicles requires the transmission of large amounts of data from the autonomous vehicle to the cloud. To support this need, major automakers, including Volkswagen are partnering with tech companies in a alliance to develop solutions for in-vehicle networks.

Eric Walz2018-06-28 18:49 PT

VW Investing $100 Million in Solid State Battery Maker QuantumScape

VW Investing $100 Million in Solid State Battery Maker QuantumScape

Volkswagen is placing a big bet on solid state batteries for electric vehicles. The German automaker is investing $100 million in a new joint venture with Silicon Valley battery firm QuantumScape.

Eric Walz2018-06-21 17:57 PT

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