Volkswagen

5th August 2019

Weekly Brief: VW Behind Robot ‘Gas’ Attendant

Robots won’t just drive our cars in the future, they’ll ‘fill’ them up too. That’s the vision that Electrify America put forward last week when it announced plans to...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

15th July 2019

Seat’s Gearbox Points Way to Auto Tech Innovation

Seat will be supplying gearboxes across the Volkswagen family’s brands in a move that points the way automotive technology innovation should be going. VW announced this week that Seat...

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15th July 2019

Weekly Brief: VW’s Driverless Investment Possibly Premature?

What began as whispers of a potential partnership materialized last week into one of the blockbuster deals of the summer. Volkswagen will invest $2.6Bn into self-driving start-up Argo AI....

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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8th July 2019

Weekly Brief: More Mega Partnerships Pump Up Auto Tech

The longer the road one has to travel, the nicer it is to have some company. This is true for human beings and for businesses as well, especially those...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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5th July 2019

VW’s BEV Pitch For Chinese Sales

Volkswagen pledges to have BEVs make up half its total Chinese sales by 2035 as it looks to make major inroads into the world’s biggest automotive industry. It plans to offer 14 electrified models in the Chinese market by...

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19th June 2019

VW Readies for Car-share EV Fleet Launch

Volkswagen is readying its car-sharing platform by ramping up the number of EV chargers in supermarket car parks in Berlin. The carmaker’s WeShare program will launch in the city...

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17th June 2019

VW Guarantee on ID.3 Battery Pack

Volkswagen will offer an eight-year, 99,500-mile battery pack warranty for its forthcoming ID.31 albeit for just 70% of its capacity. Some, who are less than zealots over BEV technology,...

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4th June 2019

Driverless Needs Pan Auto Industry Agreement, Says German Project

A German project to standardize autonomous vehicle testing is claiming the technology can never be widely adopted without agreement between the whole automotive industry and regulators. The Pegasus project...

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4th June 2019

VW Smashes Nordschleife EV Record

Volkswagen’s electric race car, the ID.R, has broken the Nürburgring Nordschleife electric lap record by a huge margin. The car, driven by two-times Le Mans winner Romain Dumas, lapped...

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23rd May 2019

VW Launches Geolocation Shopping Pitch

Volkswagen has launched a vehicle finding app that will pitch shopping suggestions to its consumers. The ‘We Experience’ bolt-on has been added to its ‘Volkswagen We’ digital ecosystem in...

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22nd May 2019

5G Verses DSRC Bun Fight Has Long Way To Go

Earlier this month the European Parliament ratified draft rules by the bloc’s executive body, the European Commission to endorse WiFi-based communications standards between connected vehicles. While the technology is...

20th May 2019

Weekly Brief: Tesla Just One Automaker Struggling to be Credible

Timing can be a real punk. A week after Elon Musk regaled the world with bold promises of a self-driving future that included hundreds of thousands of self-driving Teslas...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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