Volkswagen

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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8th May 2019

VW’s First ID Model Uses Tesla-Style Pre-Ordering

Volkswagen is taking a leaf out of the Tesla sales manual by launching a pre-booking system in Europe for its first all-electric ID model, the ID.3. In a statement,...

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1st May 2019

BEVs Remain Worst For Global Warming

A group of German scientists have stoutly defended their claims that like-for-like comparisons prove BEVs promote global warming more than diesel powered vehicles. The ifo Institute for Economic Research...

1st May 2019

Range Rover Leads JLR’s Roll-Back of Dependence on Diesel

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced a mild hybrid powertrain for its flagship Range Rover indicating a roll back of the company’s dependence on diesel. With the slump in...

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1st May 2019

5G Could Be Too Busy For Mission Critical Auto Roles

It’s an article of faith for many involved in the assisted/autonomous driving space that 5G wireless technology is mission critical. Like any technology, though, it isn’t perfect; there are...

By Eric Volkman

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24th April 2019

VW Backed Chinese EV Claims 620K-Mile Battery Life

A Volkswagen developed EV built in China is claiming an industry milestone of a battery pack life of up to 620,000 miles. Chinese carmaker JAC Motors unveiled its first...

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