VW, Hyundai partner with Aurora on self-driving technology

Silicon Valley-based self-driving technology company Aurora announced a strategic collaboration with Volkswagen Group and Hyundai Motor ahead of the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Autonomous drive technology is set to become the centerpiece of future personal mobility. For Volkswagen, the collaboration with Aurora will provide valuable experience with the world-class engineering team […]

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Volkswagen e-Golf vs Ford Focus Electric – Comparison & Range Test (video)

The Volkswagen e-Golf and Ford Focus Electric both got a major upgrade for the 2017 model year, with their battery capacities upgraded by about 50%. The 2017 Ford Focus Electric now boasts a 33.5 kWh battery which can go up to 115 miles (185 km) according to EPA, and has a base…

100 Weeks From Now, Volkswagen Will Start I.D. Production, 100,000 Units In 2020

I.D. is on its way, says Volkswagen. Just ~100 weeks from launching production of its first all-electric car based on the next generation MEB platform, Volkswagen held its “MEB Supplier Summit” in Wolfsburg earlier this month. The I.D. model is scheduled for production in late 2019 at its Zwickau plant in…

VW Subsidiary Unveils 6-Seat Electric Shuttle Van With 186-Mile Range

Offers 186 miles (300 kilometers) of range and can be charged to an 80-percent level in half an hour. In case you might not have heard of Moia, it’s a Berlin-based mobility startup and a 100% subsidiary of Volkswagen. And this month it has unveiled its ride-sharing concept, taking the shape…

Newsflash: Volkswagen Creates New Battery Cell Boss Position

Volkswagen has just announced the creation of a new battery cell leadership position. The actual description is head of battery cell center of excellence. To us, this would seem to indicate a new level of seriousness from VW in regards to electric cars. Here’s the brief: Technical Development expands battery…

Electrify America to install 2,800 EV charging stations in the US

Volkswagen’s subsidiary Electrify America plans to install 2,800 EV charging stations in 17 of the largest U.S. cities by June 2019. This investment by Electrify America is its first targeting multifamily and workplace locations and is part of Electrify America’s plan to invest $2 billion over the next 10 years in zero emission vehicle infrastructure […]

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Volkswagen Will Invest Over $1 Billion To Convert Factory To EV Production Only

Volkswagen has announced a €22.8 billion investment package (2018-2022) in the future viability of its plants throughout the world, including a €14 billion envisioned specifically for German plants. The main focus over the next five years is to be e-mobility and modularization. Part of the investment is transformation of the Zwickau plant…