The Volkswagen Group confirmed that they are scouting locations in the US in order to potentially build an electric car factory to support the MEB platform for an affordable $30,000 to $40,000 electric vehicle. expand full story
Volkswagen Stories November 30
Volkswagen Stories November 14
Today, Volkswagen is announcing that it is converting two more factories to electric vehicle production and it is partnering with SK Innovation for battery cells. expand full story
Volkswagen Stories October 25
Volkswagen is currently trying to figure out a way to secure large quantities of battery cells to support its critical electric vehicle ambitions.
After previously ruling out manufacturing its own battery cell, the German automaker is now reportedly going to build its own battery cell gigafactory (a battery factory with an output in the GWh) in partnership with SK Innovation. expand full story
Volkswagen Stories October 19
VW started construction on its first factory specifically designed for the production of its new MEB platform for all-electric vehicles.
The new factory will be in China and it will have a capacity of 300,000 cars per year. expand full story
Volkswagen Stories September 10
Legacy automakers are announcing and unveiling new electric vehicles at an impressive pace these days, but there isn’t as much talk about the production volumes of those upcoming EVs.
Now VW says that it is planning a capacity of 100,000 electric cars per year for its first plant to go electric. expand full story
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