Volkswagen secures battery materials to produce cells for ~2.2 million EVs annually by 2030

Volkswagen and Umicore announced a joint venture earlier this week. VW clarified that the collaboration with Umicore secures enough battery materials for 2.2 million EVs per year by the end of the decade, equivalent to 160 GWh of battery cells.  The German automaker is investing €3 billion into new materials production capacities to supply its […]

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Elli and Elia Group forming partnership to integrate EVs into the electricity system

Elli, the Volkswagen subsidiary that manages all activities related to charging and energy for the Group in Europe, the Elia Group and its start-up re.alto signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) today in Berlin. The MoU underscores the signatories’…

Elli and Elia Group forming partnership to integrate EVs into the electricity system

Elli, the Volkswagen subsidiary that manages all activities related to charging and energy for the Group in Europe, the Elia Group and its start-up re.alto signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) today in Berlin. The MoU underscores the signatories’…

Volkswagen ID.4 test drives can be scheduled with Amazon’s Alexa

Volkswagen has announced a new program that will allow customers to test drive a Volkswagen ID.4 with the help of Amazon Alexa. Other than the actual buying process at a dealership, the test drive can be one of the most awkward and uncomfortable for the buyer, especially with a pushy or inexperienced salesman. They want […]

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Volkswagen introduces Alexa-powered interactive test drives of all-electric ID.4 SUV

Volkswagen and Amazon are set to deliver an innovative new take on the automotive test drive. Starting this fall, customers in select regions can schedule an in-person Alexa-guided test drive of Volkswagen’s ID.4 SUV. Following a brief walkaround of th…

Volkswagen makes way for next EV model by dropping a gas car from lineup

Volkswagen is making way for an all-electric vehicle to move into its lineup by removing a gas car from production as early as 2024. The German automaker is reportedly preparing to eliminate the Arteon, a sedan expected to be removed from Volkswagen’s lineup in the next two to three years, a report from Automotive News suggests. […]

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Volkswagen approves Porsche IPO plans

Volkswagen approved plans for a Porsche IPO in late September to early October.  The German automaker plans to list an initial public offering of the preferred shares of Dr. lng. h.c. F. Porsche AG on the Regulated Market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Volkswagen expects the listing to be completed by the end of the […]

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