Volkswagen extends E-Golf production until September, according to VW internal document

Volkswagen needs to increase its output of electric cars to meet CO2 regulations in the EU. But reportedly, the company continues to work through software problems with its upcoming ID.3 EV model expected this summer. Now an internal VW document revea…

Ford explores ‘Cash For Clunkers’ stimulus plan, a potential boost for US-made EVs

After March auto sales tanked due to the pandemic, Ford today became the first automaker to propose a government stimulus program for the auto industry. One approach would be a “Cash For Clunkers” program based on the 2009 stimulus measure.
In October…

In preview of EV future, oil producers are paying customers to take it off their hands

With 3 billion people sheltering from the global pandemic, oil demand has plummeted. Crude storage locations are filling up. US drillers are shutting down production. And some producers are paying customers to take their oil. In a glimpse into a futur…

Exclusive: Mustang Mach-E engineering chief explains how teams at home keep the EV on schedule

There’s never a good time for a pandemic. But for the engineers working on the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E, and now working from home, the timing could have been a lot worse. The final engineering sign-off on the base model was early February. So…

Audi currently has more EV platforms than electric cars built on them, here’s why

We’re coming up on the first anniversary of Audi announcing its plans to introduce 20 new EVs in the next four years. The Volkswagen luxury brand yesterday posted a summary of its plans, repeating the goal of making 800,000 EVs a year by 2025 – using,…