Volkswagen Stories July 23

After forming ‘Electrify America’ last year in order to comply with their settlement with the EPA and CARB over the Dieselgate scandal, Volkswagen set out to make a large investment in electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the US.

Now Volkswagen is now doing the same in Canada with a new subsidiary called ‘Electrify Canada’. expand full story

Volkswagen Stories July 9

As the name implies, VW built the all-electric Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak race car for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

But now that they broke the record with the car, they want to try the impressive electric vehicle on other circuits.

They’ve announced that they are going for the Goodwood electric vehicle record in the UK. expand full story

Volkswagen Stories July 6

The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak, an all-electric race car custom built to conquer the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, broke the overall record during the famous racing event last month.

Now VW has released an impressive video of the record-breaking run filmed from a helicopter that can barely keep up with the electric race car. expand full story

Volkswagen Stories June 22

Over the last few years, there has been an impressive amount of investment into solid-state batteries, which are believed by many to represent the next step in energy storage.

But a timeline for commercialization has never been clear.

Now Volkswagen has become the latest automaker to invest in solid-state batteries for electric cars as it takes a stake in a startup that hopes to bring the tech to market. expand full story

Volkswagen Stories June 21

There has been a lot of hype around the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak, an all-electric race car, ahead of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Now the vehicle looks to back it up with a good performance and it is off to an impressive start as it sets the fastest time in Pikes Peak’s qualifying round. expand full story

Volkswagen Stories May 29

Strong regulations to encourage electric vehicle adoption in Europe and China are expected to have a major impact on the auto industry in the next few years.

VW thinks it will create enough electric vehicle demand to help them beat their goal to make 1 million electric vehicles per year by 2025. expand full story

Volkswagen Stories May 4

Volkswagen is not starting its electric vehicle push in a big way until next year, but it is already securing its battery supplies in order to be able to build those new EVs in volume.

After announcing that it already awarded $25 billion in battery cell contracts, the German automaker announced this week that it has now doubled the amount to about $48 billion. expand full story

Volkswagen Stories April 12

Volkswagen is preparing a major electric vehicle effort with its new MEB platform supporting a series of new models starting in 2020.

Now, the German automaker announced this week that it contracted its Braunschweig plant to produce ‘up to 500,000 EV battery packs per year.’ expand full story

Volkswagen Stories March 13

As we discussed in the latest episode of the Electrek Podcast, Volkswagen’s electric car efforts mostly consist of press releases and concept vehicles at this time, but they seem quite serious about it based on their investments.

Today, the company unveiled its electric vehicle production plans with 16 production sites and a massive ~$25 billion investment in battery cell contracts. expand full story

Volkswagen Stories February 19

Over the last year, Volkswagen has been unveiling a series of electric vehicle concepts that serve as the basis of its new generation of production electric vehicles coming in 2020.

Today, VW released the first images of its latest EV concept – an all-electric sedan with autonomous driving capability. expand full story

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