Volkswagen unveils last-mile e-scooter concepts

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Volkswagen unveiled two micro mobility concepts in Geneva Motor Show, the Streetmate e-scooter that can be driven while sitting or standing; and the three-wheeled Cityskater, called the “last mile surfer”, a collapsible standing scooter steered by shifting weight. Volkswagen treats the two electric scooter concepts solutions for urban micro mobility, that is mostly the final […]

Volkswagen’s emissions problems cost the automaker 3.6 billion euros

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Volkswagen’s effort to get its fleet of vehicles certified according to the new WLTP emissions standard have cost the automaker up to 3.6 billion euros ($4.04 billion) in last year, a source knowledgeable with the matter informed Reuters. The estimate, that was initially reported in Germany’s Der Spiegel, mentioning sources close to the works council, […]

Volkswagen signs e.GO Mobile as first partner for production platform

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Volkswagen has signed German start-up e.GO Mobile as the initial external partner for its modular platform for electric vehicles (EV), as it looks to simplify production throughout a variety of models. The partner will utilize VW’s so-called MEB production system to “bring e-vehicles to market that complement Volkswagen’s model offering,” the automaker stated. A particular […]

Volkswagen praises Ford’s autonomous technology

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Volkswagen on Wednesday praised its cooperation with Ford Motor and took efforts to highlight its competitor’s autonomous vehicles technology, as both automakers look for deepening their partnership to include self-driving vehicles. Volkswagen and Ford have agreed to develop a range of commercial vehicles and explored contributing on electric cars. Volkswagen has however so far resisted […]

Volkswagen To Spend Almost $2 Billion In Ford Self-Driving Car Venture

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Volkswagen AG is preparing to invest about $1.7 billion in a self-driving car venture with Ford Motor’s Argo subsidiary, according to people knowledgeable with the matter. Following months of discussions, the German and U.S. automakers have agreed to make Argo the nucleus of an equally held joint venture that could get extra assets from Volkswagen […]

Volkswagen and Microsoft progresses in cloud computing partnership

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Volkswagen and Microsoft share progress on the development of the Volkswagen Automotive Cloud. Volkswagen stated on Wednesday it had struck a deal with Microsoft to cooperate on cloud computing in China and the United States, as part of its effort to provide connected vehicle services around the world. By permitting vehicles to tap Microsoft’s remote […]

Volkswagen shuffles management responsibilities at main brand

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Volkswagen shuffled management responsibilities at its main brand on Monday, freeing up CEO Herbert Diess to supervise the automaker’s radical strategy to mass produce electric vehicles. The German multi-brand car and truck making giant, that also owns the Bentley, Bugatti, Audi, Porsche and Skoda brands, has considered its future, to the tune of 80 billion […]

U.S. tariffs could cost up to 2.5 billion euros, says Volkswagen CEO

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The biggest threat to Volkswagen’s 2019 profit is possible tariffs from the United States, Chief Executive Herbert Diess informed the Financial Times. “It’s becoming tense once again,” Diess informed the Financial Times. “You know it’s a pity because we can’t solve it from the auto industry [alone]. It’s more of a tariffs negotiation between Europe […]

Volkswagen South Africa targets record production in this year

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German automaker Volkswagen’s South African unit expects to produce a record number of automobiles this year regardless of slow domestic economy, power outages and looming discussion with union members, its managing director stated. Volkswagen Group South Africa manufactured 126,463 vehicles in last year, but expects to increase output to 161,900 vehicles this year with 108,000 […]