Volkswagen

14th January 2019

Ford Looks To 5G for Future Connectivity

Ford looks set on a 5G cellular connected vehicle to infrastructure (C-V2X) future strategy as opposed to dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) networks preferred by the auto industry’s two biggest...

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Volkswagen Previews Mobile EV Chargers
2nd January 2019

Volkswagen Previews Mobile EV Chargers

Volkswagen is previewing mobile rapid electric vehicle chargers it is developing which it claims function like power banks. The automaker says they can be set up temporarily, have a...

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Volkswagen Acquires Volvo’s Telematics Subsidiary
20th December 2018

Volkswagen Acquires Volvo’s Telematics Subsidiary

Volkswagen is buying Volvo’s telematics subsidiary, WirelessCar, aiming to expand its push into the connected fleet market. The automaker hopes the deal will conclude within the first half of...

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12th December 2018

Honda Safe Swarm V2X Tech Looks DSRC Facing

Honda returns to CES next year to showcase its latest advances on V2X communications that works without cellular communication technology. The Honda Safe Swarm is the carmaker’s vision of...

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11th December 2018

EU Gears Up For Billion Dollar Climate Fine For VW

Most carmakers are still sailing a course into swingeing punitive fines by the European Union for missing their CO₂ emissions targets with Volkswagen topping the list. That’s the assessment...

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Scania to Supply Trucks for German E-Highways
10th December 2018

Scania to Supply Trucks for German E-Highways

Scania has been awarded a contract by the German environment ministry to supply trucks for the country’s new ‘e-highways’. The trucks will initially be trialed along the A5 autobahn...

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Volkswagen to Boost EV Spending
7th December 2018

Volkswagen to Boost EV Spending

Volkswagen says it is to boost spending on electric vehicles between 2019 and 2023. A statement from the automaker said its “model portfolio is being streamlined and the number...

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5th December 2018

Audi Commits $16B to Electric & Other Technologies Through 2023

Audi is the latest automaker to commit large sums of capital to electric and other technologies.

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5th December 2018

Tested: Pre-Production VW e-Crafter – For Hard-Headed Fleet Managers?

There’s one common factor with fleet managers all over the world and that is emotion does not come into their vehicle buying process – money does. That’s why Volkswagen...

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Volkswagen Claims New Fuel Cuts Fleet Emissions
4th December 2018

Volkswagen Claims New Fuel Cuts Fleet Emissions

Volkswagen claims a new fuel it is launching can reduce fleet operators’ carbon emissions by “at least 20%” because it includes biofuels. The automaker professes to have been developing...

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3rd December 2018

Volkswagen to Create UK’s Biggest EV Charge Network

Volkswagen is set to create the largest EV charging network in the UK in partnership with a supermarket chain. Retail giant Tesco and EV charger provider Pod Point will...

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23rd November 2018

VW Digital Player Stake to Boost Service Offerings

Volkswagen is boosting its connected car potential with an investment into a digital business model specialist. The German car giant is acquiring a 49% stake in diconium, a specialist...

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