Volkswagen

16th September 2022

Driving EV Innovation Through Connected Car Integration

Electric vehicles are reshaping the automotive ecosystem. That’s at the very least the viewpoint expressed in the synopsis for the forthcoming conference, Autotech: Electrification, which will be held at...

By Graham Jarvis

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29th August 2022

Weekly Brief: California’s ICE Ban Raises Need for Cheap EVs

California will follow Europe’s lead by banning the sale of fossil fuel-powered cars, pickup trucks and SUVs by 2035, setting the stage for a wave of like-minded regulations across...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

24th August 2022

Europe Working on Cross-Border 5G for Driverless Vehicles

There are an increasing number of European Union projects working on making 5G feasible to operate connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) across international and national borders. However, standardized connectivity...

By Graham Jarvis

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22nd August 2022

Weekly Brief: Automakers Losing Battle on Affordable BEVs

Electric vehicle start-up Lucid launched a new “ultra-high-performance” brand called Sapphire at Monterey Car Week. The first EV under the Sapphire moniker will be a fully electric “luxury super-sports...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

19th August 2022

China Drought Threatens Tesla Production

Tesla is among several Western automakers that could see production capabilities in China compromised because of a drought affecting the country’s largest river, the Yangtze. While the river is...

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15th August 2022

Weekly Brief: US Energy Bill Hopes to Super-Charge EV Revolution

A landmark, $430Bn climate and energy bill is headed to President Joe Biden’s desk this week. His signature is a formality on what is designed to be a huge...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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1st August 2022

Post-Lockdown UK Car Buyers Cool to BEVs

Post-lockdown UK car buyers are becoming less keen on switching from their current ICE powered vehicles to BEVs. That’s the finding of a poll by online used car retailer...

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25th July 2022

Weekly Brief: Amazon Eyes Bigger Profits with its BEV Delivery Fleet

Amazon deployed its new fleet of electric delivery vans to cities across the US. The vans are manufactured by Rivian, which Amazon supported with a $1.3Bn investment in 2019...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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10th June 2022

Volkswagen’s Multiple Recyclable Battery Components

Volkswagen is hoping to pioneer the multiple recycling of automotive battery components to reduce waste and production CO2 emissions. With partners from the industrial and scientific communities, it wants...

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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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