VW Stories October 15
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For this sponsored partner post, I test out the ID.4 as a daily driver and road-trip vehicle, taking notice of the comfort, utility, and light off-road capabilities.
VW Stories September 15
VW Stories September 6
VW unveiled today its new ID Life electric car concept at the IAA Mobility show in Munich.
The German automaker presented it as something that previews its upcoming cheap ~$24,000 electric car.
VW Stories July 5
VW has announced the launch of its over-the-air software update coming to its ID electric vehicle lineup.
It’s an important step taken by the German automaker to address its software issues.
VW Stories June 18
VW has now launched the ID.4 AWD Pro, the all-wheel-drive version of its new electric SUV, in the US, and it is starting at just $36,175 with incentives.
It’s the least expensive all-wheel-drive electric car in the US.
VW Stories April 28
VW has unveiled today the ID.4 GTX, a performance dual-motor all-wheel-drive version of the German automaker’s already popular electric SUV.
VW Stories April 22
A new electric vehicle unveiled by China’s Great Wall Ora brand this week has attracted the interest of Volkswagen’s legal department for its resemblance to the classic VW Beetle.
VW Stories April 20
Volkswagen has now unveiled its third ID production electric vehicle based on its MEB platform. After the ID.3 and ID.4, we now get to see the ID.6: the brand’s biggest electric vehicle yet.
VW Stories April 13
The Volkswagen ID.4 Pro, the first-volume version of VW’s new electric SUV, has received its official EPA estimated range: 260 miles.
VW Stories April 6
Volkswagen has confirmed that it will switch all of its MEB-based electric vehicles to support bidirectional charging starting next year.
It could give a big boost to vehicle-to-grid technologies.
VW Stories April 1
A new report states that Tesla is selling electric car credits to Volkswagen in China, as the latter hasn’t managed to catch up to the zero-emission mandate yet.
VW Stories March 29
Volkswagen will change the name of its US electric car unit to “Voltswagen,” according to an accidentally leaked press release as reported by CNBC, which verified its authenticity with “a person familiar with the company’s plans.” Before it was taken down, the press release was dated April 29.
[Update: As of March 29, the name change is now official per VW’s media page. The Wall Street Journal reported on March 30 that it’s an April Fools’ joke, despite that it’s not April 1 yet.]
VW Stories March 19
VW ID.Buzz, Volkswagen’s revival of the classic microbus as a modern electric vehicle, could start for less than $50,000, according to a German report.
VW Stories March 17
VW is having some incredible success on the stock market reminiscent of Tesla and its EV strategy.
VW Stories March 15
Volkswagen held its “Power Day” where it announced a plan to reduce battery costs by up to 50% and secure 240 GWh of battery capacity.
Volkswagen Group confirmed that it placed a new order for $14 billion worth of battery cells from Northvolt’s Swedish gigafactory, and it is taking a bigger stake in the battery manufacturer.
VW Stories March 9
VW has announced plans to have a “Power Day,” which is expected to be a Tesla-like battery day to announce the automaker’s plans to secure battery cell supply.
VW Stories March 5
VW has announced that it is accelerating its shift to electric vehicles. While it is one of the most aggressive plans to date, we expect that they will have to “accelerate” it again.
VW Stories March 4
Volkswagen is announcing the start of its over-the-air software updates for its ID electric vehicles, something that Tesla has been pioneering.
But strangely, customers need to go to the dealership to get a software update to activate the over-the-air update capability.
VW Stories March 1
Volkswagen is floating the idea of an ID.3-based convertible electric car.
Dope or nope? Let us know.
We finally got the chance to get behind the wheel of VW’s ID.4 electric CUV this week. This is 36 hours with the 1st Edition RWD, and it was mostly during a winter snowstorm in New York. But we still had time to give it a proper drive and get some initial thoughts to see if VW has a huge hit on its hands.
VW Stories February 3
The first pictures of the VW’s upcoming ID.6 electric SUV have leaked, giving us the first look at the production version of the German automaker’s next electric vehicle.
VW Stories January 27
VW has launched a new project to bring to market a new solar-electric yacht in partnership with Silent Yachts using its MEB platform for electric vehicles and a design from its CUPRA team.
VW Stories January 21
VW plans to produce a new flagship next-generation electric car called “Trinity” that CEO Herbert Diess says will “revolutionize Volkswagen.”
VW Stories January 20
VW CEO Herbert Diess is poking fun at his friendly rivalry with Tesla CEO Elon Musk in his Twitter debut as he tries to position Volkswagen as a leader in electrification.
VW Stories January 15
The VW ID Buzz, a highly-anticipated electric revival of VW’s iconic minivan, has been delayed by a year, according to a VW exec.
VW Stories January 13
The Volkswagen Group, through its main brands, has increased electric car sales by over 200% in 2020.
VW Stories January 5
VW announced that it is making a new batch of ID.4 1st Edition electric SUVs for the US market after selling out the first batch.
VW Stories December 28, 2020
VW has unveiled an actual working prototype of an autonomous charging robot for electric cars – something that it has been conceptualizing for years.
VW Stories December 17, 2020
German VW dealers failed to recommend the brand’s flagship electric car, the ID.3, to secret shoppers with a “suitable driving profile,” according to a new study by Greenpeace. Out of 50 dealers visited, only eight of them (16%) recommended the ID.3, and the percentage was even lower (4%) for customers who didn’t specifically mention they were considering the ID.3.
VW Stories December 16, 2020
VW is unveiling an impressive electric car fast-charging station in the Arizona desert to test charging at extremely high temperatures.
VW Stories December 15, 2020
Herbert Diess, the head of the Volkswagen group, forced a vote of confidence over his leadership at Volkswagen after facing some pushbacks due to his more aggressive stance on electric vehicles.
Now Volkswagen’s board confirmed that it is backing him and his team over the aggressive electrification plan.
VW Stories December 11, 2020
VW has unveiled a new 22 kW bi-directional DC charging station for electric vehicles that sort of closes the gap between level 2 charging and level 3 DC fast-charging.
VW Stories December 1, 2020
Herbert Diess, the head of the Volkswagen group, has released a blog post discussing his effort to reform the giant automaker, including revealing “Mission T,” his plan to “catch up with Tesla.”
It comes as the executive forced a vote of confidence over his leadership at Volkswagen.
VW Stories November 28, 2020
VW Stories November 27, 2020
The electric car market is about to be accessible to a lot more people as we’ve now learned that Tesla and Volkswagen, the two market leaders for electric vehicles, have now both greenlit electric car programs that are going to start at ~$25,000 to $30,000.
VW Stories November 25, 2020
The VW ID.4 electric SUV has received its official EPA-rated range, and it delivered on the expected 250 miles of range on a single charge.
It is not impressive in terms of efficiency, but VW might be playing safe.
VW Stories November 16, 2020
The Volkswagen Group just announced that it is accelerating its investments in software, electric vehicles, and self-driving technology and it is not shying away from the fact that its goal is to catch up to Tesla.
VW Stories November 5, 2020
Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess said today that a Joe Biden win in the US presidential election would boost the German automaker’s efforts to mass-produce electric vehicles globally.
VW Stories October 22, 2020
Obviously the short answer to the question above is yes, as Volkswagen at present has no plans to bring the ID.3 to North America, but what if they did? Would the Europe-friendly ID.3 succeed where the eGolf failed, or will the ID.4 simply be the better fit for the highways of the US and Canada? We recently reviewed the ID.3 and were impressed. Can the ID.4 create the same excitement that its “little brother” has in Europe, and does the Dieselgate scandal still linger in the consciousness of the North American consumer?
VW Stories September 8, 2020
VW CEO Hebert Diess revealed that after having Elon Musk test drive the ID.3, he himself test-drove the Tesla Model Y, which he says is a “reference” car for the German automaker.
VW Stories September 7, 2020
VW CEO Hebert Diess put an end to rumors and confirmed that there’s no deal in the making with Tesla.
VW Stories September 4, 2020
VW is unveiling the ID.4’s interior today, or at least the electric SUV’s cockpit, and you could easily argue that there are some inspirations from Tesla’s minimalist interior.
VW Stories August 31, 2020
VW has filed a new trademark for ‘e-Thing’ — hinting at a possible new off-road electric vehicle.
VW Stories August 27, 2020
VW has confirmed that it is going with an online reservation with deposit system for the ID.4 electric SUV launch. Orders open next month with a $100 deposit.
VW Stories August 20, 2020
VW announced today that it started production of its new ID.4 electric SUV at its Zwickau factory in Germany.
VW Stories August 13, 2020
Volkswagen announced plans to add electric vehicle engineering at its factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The German automaker mentioned plans to develop cells and battery packs at the US plant.