Volkswagen looks forward to secure cobalt supplies in shift to electric vehicles

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Volkswagen is relocating to protect long-lasting supplies of cobalt, an important component of rechargeable batteries, as the group speeds up its enthusiastic shift to electric cars. Cobalt industry sources told Reuters that the automaker, has asked producers to send proposals on providing the product for as much as 10 years from 2019. Volkswagen, which chose […]

Cultural change after diesel crisis takes time, says Andreas Renschler

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Volkswagen is a “second mover” in electric commercial vehicles, after lagging companies including Tesla and Deutsche Post DHL in putting them on the road, the head of VW’s trucks business stated. He stated Volkswagen had emissions-free options to conventional trucks and buses on offer. “Cultures are not changed overnight,” German newspaper Tagesspiegel quoted Andreas Renschler […]

Volkswagen and JAC electric car venture gets approval from Chinese regulators

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Volkswagen and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile (JAC Motor) have gotten approval from Chinese regulators to form a joint venture to develop electric vehicles, the two companies stated on Monday. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China’s leading state organizer, provided a green light to JAC and Volkswagen to develop 100,000 pure battery electric vehicles yearly […]

Matthias Mueller sees factors for building Volkswagen’s battery factory

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Europe’s biggest automaker Volkswagen sees constructing its own factory to make electronic vehicle batteries as a sensible move as it expands production of low-emission automobiles after its emissions scandal. Volkswagen and its labor unions settled on Friday to cut 30,000 jobs at the core Volkswagen brand name in exchange for a dedication to prevent forced […]

Volkswagen Gets Closer to Make Electric Cars in China

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Volkswagen AG is checking out a joint venture to make electrical vehicles in China with a state-run business, part of its aggressive push into electric-vehicle production as the auto maker works to fix its emissions cheating scandal. The automaker has signed a memorandum of cooperation with China Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co. for a possible collaboration, […]

Volkswagen Plans to Build Battery Factory

Volkswagen is preparing to scale up its electric car (EV) operations with its own battery factory, as per numerous media reports. German regional paper, Hondelsblatt, states the auto maker prepares to develop a multibillion euro factory that will construct EVs independent of any assistance from battery makers such as Panasonic, Samsung, and LG Chem. The […]