The Volkswagen Group

9th March 2021

BMW Teams Up with NGO for Infotainment

BMW has teamed up with a non-for-profit radio service provider in a ne smart radio partnership for its infotainment systems. Radioplayer, a radio platform backed by major broadcasters around...

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18th February 2021

Bentley’s Mighty W12 Bacalar Engine Passes Test Program

Bentley’s new 6.0-liter W12 TSI engine destined to power its forthcoming Bacalar model has passed its exhaustive bench testing ready for production. The motor, producing a claimed 650bhp and...

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5th January 2021

VW Expands German EV Charging to Meet Demand

Volkswagen is claiming to have seen a boom in demand for EV charging points in its domestic outlets. In response it says it will be significantly expanding the charging...

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4th November 2020

VW to Electrify Greek Island

Following Renault’s BEV take-over of a French town’s transport, Volkswagen has gone one better with the electrification of an entire Greek island. The automaker has announced it will establish...

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29th October 2020

Seat Latest Automaker Pinning Hopes on In-House Batteries

Volkswagen Group sub-brand Seat has begun construction of its own battery laboratory seeking to take control of powertrain logistics. It is to be built within the carmaker’s Martorell plant,...

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VW Cutting ECUs From 70 to “3 or 4”
13th March 2019

VW Cutting ECUs From 70 to “3 or 4”

Volkswagen plans to improve its software’s robustness by reducing its cars’ 70 electronic control units “to three or four central on-board computers”. CEO Herbert Diess announced that move at...

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23rd January 2019

VW Pumps $10M into Battery Tech Start-Up

Volkswagen is pumping $10M into an American start-up that is trying to boost performance of EV batteries. The German carmaker has made the investment in Forge Nano which is...

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MAN Delivers Porsche’s First Electric Logistics Truck
16th January 2019

MAN Delivers Porsche’s First Electric Logistics Truck

Porsche’s main factory in Stuttgart is to receive its first electric logistics truck from MAN. The automaker claimed the move represents a significant step in its efforts to electrify...

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14th December 2018

VW’s Sustainability Council Predicts Clean Energy Future Strategy

As part of Volkswagen’s on-going mea culpa following the Dieselgate scandal, its first Sustainability Council’s report is predicting a carbon-free powertrain future. The eight-member international panel, including climate change...

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2nd March 2018

It’ll be a beauty contest for connectivity, say BMW and SEAT

Carmakers are becoming open to setting up the sort of free-wheeling relationships normally associated with internet dating agencies in a bid to keep their connected car services up-to-date and...

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10th November 2017

VW updates infotainment amid US sales hot streak

Volkswagen is updating infotainment systems in US models, with the Golf line-up the latest with better, faster touchscreens. “We went from a 5-in. (13-cm) display for the entry-level radio...

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1st September 2016

Carmakers need mandates to help accelerate telematics in Brazil

Brazilians are addicted to smartphones and social media. People from all social backgrounds have access to the latest mobile technology, which creates a challenge to the automotive industry: phones...

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