Volkswagen Stories April 18

Volkswagen is arguably the legacy automaker most committed to electric vehicles and this week, it gave a rare nod to a competitor, Tesla, for “‘proving electric cars are here to stay.” expand full story

Volkswagen Stories March 21

Volkswagen partners with Northvolt, a battery production startup founded by a former Tesla executive, to create a new consortium to advance batteries for electric vehicles in Europe. expand full story

Volkswagen Stories March 13

In a bid to save €5.9 billion and raise their operating margin to 6%, VW will cut 5,000-7,000 jobs by 2023.  These job cuts will mostly be a result of offering early retirement to longtime employees, rather than layoffs.  The comments on this change in strategy were made at VW’s annual media conference in Wolfsburg.

As part of this announcement, VW laid out a plan for its future.  The company will boost their software engineering department significantly in the coming years, hiring 2,000 new employees in software and electronics.

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Volkswagen Stories March 7

e.Go, a German startup who launched a slick ~$17,000 all-electric city car, announced that it is now working on a new electric car based on Volkswagen’s MEB platform. expand full story

Volkswagen Stories February 26

Volkswagen will invest around $1.7 billion in Ford’s self-driving subsidiary Argo, according to a new report.

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Volkswagen Stories February 22

Volkswagen announces all-electric version of its Multivan

Volkswagen revealed its updated Multivan 6.1 will have a new all-electric version.

Volkswagen Stories February 21

VW has long been considering to build its own gigafactories to produce a high number of battery cells for its upcoming electric vehicles, but we now learn that LG reportedly killed the plans by threatening to cut VW’s current battery cell supply. expand full story

Volkswagen Stories February 4

Volkswagen has yet to launch a single electric vehicle on its new MEB electric platform, but it already wants to share it with other automakers. expand full story

Volkswagen Stories February 1

Spy photographers recently caught glimpses of an electric Peugeot 208 and Volkswagen’s electric I.D. Crozz driving around in the snow.

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Volkswagen Stories January 25

After unveiling a concept for a mobile fast-charging station powered by a 360 kWh battery pack last month, Volkswagen announces today that it plans to bring the product to market and manufacture it itself at its Hanover components plant. expand full story

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