Volkswagen

25th September 2020

VW to Run Uber Pilot in Berlin

Volkswagen is the latest European automaker to take on a vehicle provision project with Uber in a bid to get more of its BEVs on city streets. Following the...

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24th September 2020

VW Digitally Launches its First Global BEV

Volkswagen has digitally launched its latest and first global BEV, the ID.4 which will be hoping to target the popular SUV market. Boasting a healthy to 77 kWh battery...

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14th September 2020

VW Drive for Sustainable and Ethical EV Battery Supply Chain

Volkswagen is teaming up with a supply-chain analyst to reduce the climate warming impact of its e-mobility strategy. The automaker giant is recognizing the enormous adverse global warming issues...

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14th September 2020

Weekly Brief: Chasing Tesla, GM Takes Risk on EV Start-Up Nikola

The funding frenzy in the electric vehicle industry intensified last week as General Motors took a $2Bn, 11% equity stake in EV start-up Nikola. Nikola burst onto the scene...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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13th August 2020

Automakers Risk Missing Diesel Boat in India

Automakers have been warned not to can all its diesel powertrains for its products in India because the demand remains for many consumers. While admitting rising costs and tightening...

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3rd August 2020

Weekly Brief: Pandemic Fails to Curb Driverless Advances

The potential profitability of self-driving technology was on display last week. Ford announced that despite its factories being closed for half of the second quarter because of COVID-19 while...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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7th July 2020

Software Standards for the Connected Car

By having cross-industry collaborations it becomes possible to define common software development standards. That’s the opinion of Adi Singh, product manager for the robotics and automotive verticals at Canonical....

By Graham Jarvis

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25th June 2020

PHEV Powertrain Leads the Way with VW Arteon

A plug-in hybrid version of the face-lifted Volkswagen Arteon has been announced as the automaker seeks to extend its electrified powertrain offerings. Both the saloon and station wagon, or...

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23rd June 2020

Renault-Nissan Facing Claims of Emission Cheat Devices

Renault and Nissan have been accused of employing emission cheat devices to improve recorded pollution levels in both diesel and gasoline engines. A UK law firm has filed a...

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19th May 2020

VW Brings First Commercial Duty BEV to Market

Volkswagen has brought its first all-electric LCV to the European market in the shape of the ABT eTransporter 6.1. The van, a joint venture between VW and ABT, claims...

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18th May 2020

Weekly Brief: Delusional Musk Won’t Stop the Virus-Savvy Innovators

After a month of stalled assembly lines and shuttered factories, the North American automotive industry is coming back to life. Carmakers began to reopen their factories last week as...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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12th May 2020

BEVs in the Automotive’s New Normal

The coronavirus epidemic could not have come at a worse time for the growth of the EV market. The pandemic has shut factories, stalled innovation, disrupted supply chains and...

By Siegfried Mortkowitz

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