Tag: VW

Digital Keys Are Getting Smarter, Will Provide Access Even If Your Smartphone Is Dead

Digital keys are about to get a lot smarter as the Car Connectivity Consortium is finalizing standards for the next-generation of the technology. Dubbed digital key release 2.0, the specification is slated to be complete late this year and will use a new “scalable architecture to support mass adoption.” The upcoming specification uses NFC (Near […]

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VW On Track To Launch A Fully Autonomous Vehicle By 2025

Volkswagen intends to launch a fully autonomous driving system by 2025, and the automaker is highlighting the technology behind this ambitious effort. While a number of companies are working on autonomous driving technology, Volkswagen’s effort kicked into high-gear this March when they began testing a fleet of five e-Golfs in Hamburg. The models have been […]

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VW Announces China-Specific ID. Electric Model As Pre-Production Starts In Shanghai

Twelve months after breaking ground at the site, the SAIC Volkswagen Anting factory in Shanghai, China, has been completed. Built for the production of electric vehicles based on the MEB platform, it will become fully operational in October 2020. Nonetheless, pre-production has already begun, and the first car that rolled off the assembly line is […]

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Germany To Increase EV Incentives By 50 Percent

Germany is planning to boost by 50 percent the incentives available for purchasing an electric or electrified car, in a bid to accelerate the transition to cleaner vehicles. Under the name ‘Environment Bonus’, as the German government calls it, the revised subsidies will rise to as much as 6,000 euros (around $6,600 in current exchange […]

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Volkswagen’s Shanghai EV plant with SAIC has started trial production: VW CEO

A new logo of German carmaker Volkswagen is unveiled at the VW headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Trial production has started at Volkswagen AG’s (VW) (VOWG_p.DE) and SAIC Motor Corp Ltd’s (600104.SS) $2.5 billion electric vehicle (EV) factory in Shanghai, VW’s chief executive said on Friday, the latest […]

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Vizzion of Space: Volkswagen Plots Course to Electric Wagon Ownership

First off, this writer can’t speak enough to the grossness of purposely misspelled words, and that goes for recording artists who hate vowels in their name, too. With that out of the way, there’s wagon news to share. Volkswagen, whose electric MEB platform is slated to underpin a wide variety of future models, has revealed […]

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Volkswagen ID.3 Electric Hatchback Production Starts At Zwickau

Volkswagen has kicked off production of the ID.3 at Zwickau in Germany. A team of highly-trained employees is putting together the electric hatchback, using components such as the electric motors, battery systems and other parts made in Brunswick, Kassel, Salzgitter and Wolfsburg. The Zwickau factory will be making approximately 100,000 zero-emission cars next year, and […]

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2021 VW ID.4: We Uncover The Electric SUV’s Looks, Tech And Everything Else We Know

This year’s Frankfurt motor show was arguably a very green-themed event with a strong focus on electrification. Volkswagen group doubled-down on this by showcasing the stunning Porsche Taycan, Audi AI:TRAIL off-road concept, and production-ready VW ID.3 hatchback. However, tucked away in one corner of VW’s display was also another electric vehicle, the ID.4 crossover. Based […]

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VW To Build Electric ID.4 SUV And ID.3 Hatch In China Too

Volkswagen has released more details about its ambitious electrification offensive planned for China during a presentation called New Brand Design that was held in Guangzhou. In 2020, the German brand plans to deliver around 300,000 electrified models to Chinese customers. In order to achieve this target, the VW brand will be launching 10 electrified versions of […]

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Greece Wants VW’s New Factory Too, After Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania And Serbia

Greece has expressed its interest for VW’s new factory on the southern flank of Europe and Asia Minor competing against countries like Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania. During an interview on national television, the country’s Minister of Development and Investments, Adonis Georgiadis, said  that the government has “already expressed its vivid interest to VW [for the […]

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2020 VW Golf Vs. 2019 Ford Focus: These Bitter Compact Rivals Couldn’t Be More Different

The VW Golf, now in its 8th iteration, looks more prepared than ever to walk that fine line between premium compact hatchbacks such as the BMW 1-Series or Mercedes A-Class, and its mainstream rivals like the Ford Focus, Opel Astra, Peugeot 308, Mazda3, Renault Megane and so on. However, looking at European sales figures through […]

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VW Readying Two Chinese Plants To Accelerate EV Production

Volkswagen has ambitious production targets for its new range of electric vehicles and will construct many of them in China, Reuters reports. Info from within the German carmaker reveal that it is readying two Chinese factories to begin building electric vehicles next year with a combined annual production capacity of 600,000 vehicles. These sites, located […]

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