Ford partners with Volkswagen, Amazon to build charging network for cars

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Ford Motor stated on Thursday it was collaborating with Volkswagen AG and Amazon.com to give its future electric car consumers a range of charging options from highways to homes. The network of charging stations are going to be the largest in North America with 12,000 locations and over 35,000 charge plugs, Ford stated. The No. […]

Ex-Volkswagen CEO Winterkorn charged over diesel emissions scandal

Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn

Martin Winterkorn has been charged over his involvement in the company’s diesel emissions scandal. The public prosecutor in Braunschweig charged former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and four other managers with alleged fraud. Volkswagen stated it would not discuss the indictments. Winterkorn is currently facing criminal charges in the US, but is not likely to face […]

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 rejects allegations chairman was aware of emissions cheating

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Volkswagen has rejected allegations that Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch was aware of the automaker’s emissions test cheating nearly three months prior U.S. authorities made it public in September 2015. Mentioning internal documents from investigators, German weekly Bild am Sonntag noted that Poetsch, VW’s finance head of the time, discovered about the automaker’s violations of the […]

Volkswagen can build up to 15 million cars using electric car platform

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Volkswagen on Friday stated it can build up to 15 million electric cars utilizing its new MEB vehicle platform, revealing the scope of the automaker’s push to mass produce zero-emission vehicles. Volkswagen is spending over 11 billion euros ($12.52 billion) into electric connected and autonomous vehicles by 2023, about 9 billion euros of this amount […]

Tesco, Volkswagen to develop electric vehicle charging network in UK

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Britain’s biggest retailer Tesco and German automaker Volkswagen have teamed up to develop an electric vehicle charging network in the UK, companies stated on Friday. Under the partnership, Tesco and Volkswagen presented more than 2,400 electric vehicle charging bays throughout 600 Tesco stores in the next three years. Electric cars and other vehicles using alternative […]

Volkswagen strikes deal with Broadcom to settle a patent lawsuit

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Germany’s Volkswagen has struck a deal with U.S. semiconductor maker Broadcom to end a billion-dollar patent lawsuit that pitted the automaker against its provider, a source near to Volkswagen informed Reuters on Wednesday. The companies signed an out-of-court settlement, the source stated, including that a court hearing scheduled for Friday had now been canceled. Volkswagen […]

Volkswagen CEO vows integrity drive to recover from emissions scandal

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Volkswagen’s new chief executive has pledged to make the automaker “more honest” as it fights to recover from 2015’s diesel emissions scandal, but its wary investors asked for outside vetting of steps to restore its credibility. Europe’s largest automaker will extend its internal whistleblower system and beef up compliance to avoid the misconduct that caused […]

Volkswagen in talks to form joint venture with Didi Chuxing

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Volkswagen is in talks to establish a joint venture with China’s Didi Chuxing to manage part of the ride-hailing company’s fleet of vehicles and assist with development of “purpose-built” vehicles for Didi’s services. As part of the deal between Volkswagen and China’s biggest ride-hailing service, anticipated to be signed early next month, the German automaker […]

Volkswagen’s Herbert Diess to head volume brand division

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Volkswagen brand chief Herbert Diess is going to head up a volume brands division which consists of responsibility for Skoda and Seat, two sources knowledgeable about the matter stated on Thursday. The recently created volume brand group will also consist VW’s commercial-vehicle division, one of the sources informed. “Diess will get immense power,” he stated. […]

Toyota’s Hino, Volkswagen’s truck form alliance to cut R&D costs

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The truck units of Toyota and Volkswagen are forming an alliance to boost their market positions as commercial automakers face increasing costs to develop lower-emission automobiles and automated driving capabilities. The strategic tie-up of Toyota subsidiary Hino Motors and Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH is the recent in the international vehicle industry, where automakers look […]