Volkswagen to build in-house battery cells in new U.S. EV facility

German automaker Volkswagen has announced that its first EV production facility in the United States will be located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The facility will be an expansion of the company’s current vehicle production plant located in the landlocked U.S. state. In a press release on August 12, Volkswagen revealed that an Engineering and Planning Center […]

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MEB drive unit to come from Vitesco

Continental’s drive unit Vitesco Technologies has developed the drive control unit for Volkswagen’s MEB electrical construction kit. The Regensburg-based company is the sole supplier of the component for the MEB platform. The drive control unit is integrated into the new, server-based electronic architecture of the MEB and takes over some of the key functions of […]

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Bentley to develop integrated e-axel

VW’s luxury subsidiary Bentley has announced a three-year research project to improve the drive train of electric cars by means of a fully integrated e-axle without rare earth magnets. The e-drive system that should also be recyclable will be the focus of the Octopus project (Optimised Components, Test and simulatiOn, toolkits for Powertrains which integrate […]

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Iberdrola, SEAT and Volkswagen Group Spain Distribution join forces to boost electric mobility in Spain

Iberdrola, SEAT and Volkswagen Group Spain Distribution (VGSD) reinforce their commitment to the electrification of transport with the signing of a strategic collaboration agreement to jointly promote the deployment of electric and sustainable mobility…

Fisker plans four electric vehicle models by 2025

Fisker has announced an expansion of its range of electric models. Four models are planned until 2025. The timetable is ambitious, as production of the first Ocean model is not scheduled to start until the fourth quarter of 2022. The announcement, which the company itself distributed via Twitter, speaks simply of “three more electric models […]

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Volkswagen has repaid Dieselgate victims an outrageous compensation package

Volkswagen’s Dieselgate scandal has tarnished the German automaker in more ways than one. This week, however, the Federal Trade Commission issued a press release stating that Volkswagen has successfully returned more than $9.5 billion in compensation to car buyers who purchased the company’s “clean diesel” vehicles because of an advertising campaign. The FTC announced that […]

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Tesla-obsessed German automakers look to solve multi-year tech deficit

Tesla’s electric vehicle technology is head and shoulders above the rest of the industry. Now, German car companies who are chasing after them are trying to figure out how the multi-year lead Tesla maintains over other automotive companies can be reduced. CEOs are becoming more vocal about the Elon Musk-headed company’s dominance in the electric […]

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