Hyundai to Use DLT in Smartphone-EV Pairing Tool

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South Korea’s largest automaker, Hyundai Motor, will use blockchain in its new tech for using electric vehicles (EVs) with smartphones. Sustainable mobility-focused news agency Green Car Congress reported on the progress on April 22. Hyundai reportedly declared the development of smartphone-EV pairing based performance adjustment technology that permits users to customize primary functions through a […]

Volkswagen may sideline Audi, link with competitors in new 10-year plan

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Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess will outline a 10-year plan on November 16 to cut research expenses by collaborating with competitors, a step which would sideline Audi as the group’s leading development center. The chief executive will outline his plan at a meeting of the automaker’s supervisory board, two sources informed Reuters. It will explore possible […]

Volkswagen, Ford confirm talks on potential commercial vehicle tie-up

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Volkswagen and Ford Motor are in talks about jointly developing and building a series of commercial vehicles including vans, the companies verified on Tuesday. In a joint statement, Volkswagen and Ford stated they were thinking about a strategic alliance and “investigating several joint projects,” including development of a series of commercial vehicles for international markets. […]

Volkswagen assigns $25 billion in battery orders for electric vehicles

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Volkswagen has selected partners to provide battery cells and associated technology worth around 20 billion euros ($25 billion) for its growing electric vehicle program, including additional pressure on U.S. pioneer Tesla. Till its “dieselgate” emissions scandal was revealed two and a half years earlier, Europe’s largest automaker had been slow to welcome electric vehicles. But […]