Volkswagen

17th January 2023

Weekly Brief: Europe New Hub for Rare Earth but Not Yet

Swedish mining company LKAB stumbled across a deposit of rare earth elements that could reshape the manufacturing of electric vehicles in Europe and the United States. LKAB discovered the...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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11th January 2023

Volkswagen Global Sales Slump but Surge in BEVs

Volkswagen says its sales of BEV models has increased by nearly a quarter year-on-year clocking up 330,000 units world-wide. The automaker says sales grew by 23.6% while its deliveries...

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9th January 2023

Automakers Dominate Debuts at CES 2023

After two years of pandemic interference, the Consumer Electronics Show was back in full force last week with a larger than ever automotive presence. More than 300 auto-related presenters...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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4th January 2023

Volkswagen Debuts Luxury BEV Sedan at CES

Volkswagen unveiled its latest concept hoping to join its BEV family at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show in the shape of the ID.7 luxury sedan. While was shown in...

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22nd December 2022

Stellantis Completes Acquisition of aiMotive

While big players like Volkswagen and Ford have shied away from continued autonomous driving investment, auto group Stellantis is doubling down on the technology. It has announced that it...

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8th December 2022

Volkswagen Gears Up for ‘Affordable’ BEV Production

Volkswagen is investing $482M in its drive to produce ‘affordable’ compact urban BEVs in Europe. Among the biggest hurdles facing all-electric vehicles is the sky-high forecourt price tags of...

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6th December 2022

Trucking Deal Latest Collapse to Rock Driverless Industry

In another blow to the prospects of driverless vehicle adoption, TuSimple and Navistar have ended a deal to jointly develop self-driving trucks, the companies have said. Reuters reports that...

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21st November 2022

Weekly Brief: Toyota Prius Steals EV Limelight at LA Auto Show

A fleet of new-fangled electric vehicles showed up at the Los Angeles Auto Show only to be outshined by the grandfather of the EV industry – the Toyota Prius....

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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17th November 2022

Stellantis Pounces on AV Tech as Others Waver

Just as Stellantis has accelerated its services in shared mobility as others decamp, the automaker group is forging ahead with investments in the autonomous space. Hardly had the ink...

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7th November 2022

Weekly Brief: Autonomous Tech Still Trapped on the Fiscal Ropes

In the wake of an earthquake, brace for aftershocks. Two weeks ago back-to-back seismic events rocked the autonomous vehicle industry. The first was news that Argo AI, one of...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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31st October 2022

Weekly Brief: Chief Twit’s Self-Driving Delusion Questioned

Tesla CEO Elon Musk completed his purchase of Twitter for $44Bn on Thursday. The world’s richest man, who calls himself a “free speech absolutist” now controls one of the...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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28th October 2022

Ford Winds Down Argo AI as Driverless Tech ‘Long Way Off’

Early autonomous driving technology prospects took another huge hit this week with news that Argo AI is to be wound down. The company that burst on to the scene...

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