Volkswagen

16th May 2022

Weekly Brief: EV Start-Ups Struggle as Established Brands Advance

Lordstown Motors lives to fight another day. The embattled EV start-up cut an 11th hour deal with Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn to purchase its Ohio factory for $230M. The...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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4th May 2022

Volkswagen Chooses Qualcomm to Boost Level 4 Potential

Volkswagen’s software arm has turned to Qualcomm Technologies to help boost its driverless technology capabilities. The automaker’s software company, CARIAD (contorted from CAR, IA m Digital), has announced today...

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2nd May 2022

Weekly Brief: US Postal Service ICE Fleet Told ‘Return to Sender’

The US Postal Service is headed to court over its handling of electric vehicles. A month ago the service announced that it would purchase 50,000 new delivery vans from...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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19th April 2022

Weekly Brief: Carmakers Lose Interest in Auto Shows but Consumers Don’t

The New York International Auto Show returned from a two-year hiatus last week with a new look geared toward a fully electric future. The show featured a 250,000-square-foot indoor...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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22nd March 2022

Tesla Opens First European Gigafactory

Tesla celebrated the long delayed opening of its German Gigafactory by handing over the keys of the plant’s first cars to customers. Reuters reports that its boss, Elon Musk,...

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21st March 2022

Volkswagen Moves a Step Closer to AVs with ID. Upgrade

Following successful testing of its swarm data technology, Volkswagen is rolling out its benefits to owners of its ID. BEV models with over-the-air updates. With its software generation 3.0,...

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16th March 2022

Volkswagen’s BEV Platform used in Ford’s Next Euro Model

The latest example of ever increasing production collaboration between automakers sees Ford team up with Volkswagen on employing BEV platforms. The two companies are expanding their e-mobility partnership as...

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11th March 2022

Volkswagen’s BEV ‘Camper’ Targets California Dreamers

Volkswagen’s global debut of its all-electric ID.Buzz may have been in Germany but it was pitched squarely at the lucrative US market the automaker sees as its chief target....

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8th March 2022

Volkswagen to Build Plant for First Carbon Neutral Car

Volkswagen has committed to build a new €2Bn ($2.24Bn) factory to build its first net carbon neutral vehicle. Its proposed concept Trinity electric model will be constructed at the...

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28th February 2022

Weekly Brief: Global Auto Industry sent Reeling by Russian Invasion

The auto industry is braced for more turmoil as Russia unleashed war on Ukraine. Worldwide supply-chain delays and car shortages were already a problem after two years of global...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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31st January 2022

Weekly Brief: EV Investment Highlights a Rocky Road for Alliance

Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi will jointly invest $25.8Bn to create the world’s largest offering of pure electric vehicles by 2030. The trio plan to lean on each other’s core...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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8th October 2021

Volkswagen Presents its Vision of Future Mobility at ITS

Volkswagen will present its vision of future mobility led by electrification, data and autonomous driving technology this week. Its strategy will be outlined at the ITS World Congress in...

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