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Volkswagen has built an all-wheel-drive electric car prototype to conquer the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, a famous testing ground for electric vehicle technology. In collaboration with its technology development team in Wolfsburg, Germany, Volkswagen is going all-out in building an all-electric sports car to compete at the Pikes Peak high-altitude race in Colorado in […]

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As part of Volkswagen’s ambitious efforts to reorient itself toward vehicle electrification, the brand has started to solicit proposals from cobalt producers for ten year’s worth of supply starting in 2019. According to cobalt industry sources, Reuters reports the deadline to submit proposals is by the end of September with finalized contracts due by the […]

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Volkswagen is working on an aggressive two-year timeline to debut its next-generation Golf and I.D. hatchback within a month of each other.

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Seeking to create a mass market for EVs, Volkswagen is ramping up its investment in electric technology, planning to invest more than $24 billion in zero-emission vehicles over the next 10 to 12 years. In a statement yesterday, VW explained it expects to introduce up to 80 new electric cars by the year 2025, a […]

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Volkswagen is envisioning a new Scirocco, reimagined as a sporty two-door EV coupe. A few days ago, we brought you news of VW’s I.D. Buzz, a vehicle built on the all-electric MEB platform. Now, we learn of an upcoming Scirocco may be built on it as well. Speaking to the folks at AutoExpress, Frank Welsch, […]

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Volkswagen has confirmed its electric version of the Microbus will be on sale in 2022. A number of variants will be built, including a model which will have a total drive system output of 369 horsepower from electric motors on each axle to shuttle power to all four wheels. A massive 111 kWh battery pack […]

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Germany wants to rival Tesla’s Gigafactory in battery production to power millions of upcoming electric vehicles and for storing renewable energy. TerraE Holding GmbH will choose a company out of five candidates next month to build a 34 gigawatt-hour battery factory, according to TerraE’s chief executive Holger Gritzka. The former ThyssenKrupp executive led a consortium […]

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The fix is in for another 326,000 Volkswagen and Audi diesels with 2.0L TDI engines. The EPA and the California Air Resources Board, along with Volkswagen, announced the approval of the fix earlier today. It covers “Generation One” models, which include 2009-2014 Jetta and Jetta SportWagen models, 2010-2014 Golfs, 2013 and 2014 Beetles and 2010-2013 […]

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Oliver Schmidt, former top executive at Volkswagen’s environmental and engineering center in Michigan, is ready to plead guilty in a U.S. District Court in Detroit next month.

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We’re just 10 years away from most new cars being autonomous, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk. “It will be rare for a car to be produced in 10 years’ time that is not autonomous,” he said. Autocar reported that he was speaking at the summer meeting of the National Governance Association. That’s the organization […]

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