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Volkswagen says EV batteries to last "the life of the car"

Volkswagen says EV batteries to last "the life of the car"

In an announcement last month, Volkswagen joined Nissan and Tesla as the only automakers to explicitly warranty not just the batteries in its cars but specifically how much life it expects them to retain. Frank Blome, the head of VW's Center of Excellence in Battery Cells, said in an outward facing... read more

May 16, 2019 by -
 
Teaser for 2020 Volkswagen ID 3 debuting at 2019 Frankfurt auto show

VW names fully electric hatchback ID 3, starts taking deposits in Europe

The Volkswagen ID hatchback due to go on sale in Europe this year, at last, has a name: ID 3. And in Europe, as of today, it’s available for order. The hatchback, which... read more May 8, 2019 by


 
Exhaust emissions from tailpipe [photo: Simone Ramella, 2005, used under Creative Commons 2.0]

German prosecutors find collusion between automakers over diesel emissions

The Mueller report may not show collusion between Russia and President Trump's campaign, but European anti-trust regulators say they have found collusion among German... read more April 8, 2019 by


 
Lucid Air prototype during high-speed test at Transportation Research Center, Ohio

Tesla sales, Audi e-tron range, Ford Escape Hybrid, Toyota hybrid patents: The Week in Reverse

Which startup automaker got a big boost toward production this week? What automakers opened some of its patent library for free until 2030? This is our look back at the Week... read more April 6, 2019 by


 
Teaser for Infiniti Qs Inspiration concept debuting at 2019 Shanghai auto show

VW ID Roomzz, Toyota hybrid patents, more grid storage from hydro: Today's Car News

Toyota plans to open its hybrid patents through 2030. Volkswagen introduces the ID Roomzz for the Shanghai auto show. Pumped hydro could deliver more energy storage than... read more April 3, 2019 by


 
Volkswagen ID Buggy concept

Which classic VW kit would you like to see revived as an EV? Twitter poll results

Volkswagen is planning up to 70 new electric cars based on its upcoming affordability-focused mass-market MEB platform. But the company itself may not build them all. At the... read more April 3, 2019 by


 
Volkswagen ID Roomz concept for Shanghai auto show 2019

Volkswagen ID Roomzz full-size electric SUV to bow in Shanghai

Last month, Volkswagen announced that it will expand its upcoming electric-car lineup from 50 new models by 2023 to 70 new models by 2028. But it gave no indication what many... read more April 3, 2019 by


 
Electra Meccanica eRoadster, an electric Intermeccanica Speedster replica

Tesla upgrades, Nissan Leaf Plus drive, more Volvo plug-ins: Today's Car News

The first features of Tesla's Full Self-Driving Capability are starting to show up in customers cars. The Nissan Leaf Plus goes long on range, light on charging worries... read more March 26, 2019 by


 
Volkswagen ID Buggy concept

Which classic VW kit would you like to see revived as an EV? Take our Twitter poll

When Volkswagen introduced the ID Buggy concept at the Geneva auto show earlier this month, it also presented an interesting proposition: The company suggested that it would... read more March 26, 2019 by


 
Tesla Model Y  -  introduction, Hawthorne CA, March 2019

Tesla comparisons, Jaguar I-Pace and Chevy Bolt EV drives: The Week in Reverse

Which self-driving system didn't rank well in the latest study? What car has given us range anxiety at least once? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right... read more March 23, 2019 by


 
2020 Volkswagen ID Neo spy shots

Tesla Autopilot ranking, GM EV investment, VW battery pact, Faraday fire sale: Today's Car News

A new study is not kind to Tesla's Autopilot. GM announces a new electric Chevrolet to sell alongside the Bolt EV—but it wouldn't say what. Volkswagen forms an alliance... read more March 22, 2019 by


 
VW Battery Packs

Electric car battery research pact seeks to keep German auto prowess

For the past 50 years, the German auto industry has enjoyed quite the roll of growth and success in the U.S., built largely on its expertise with one specific technology: the... read more March 22, 2019 by


 
Volkswagen turbodiesels await their fate near Pikes Peak International Raceway in Colorado Springs

VW sold twice as many diesels in 2018 as in 2017

Volkswagen is scrambling to convert its business to building electric cars from building internal combustion cars to building electrics. But globally it hasn't put diesels... read more March 20, 2019 by


 
Tesla Model Y

2020 Tesla Model Y, Mazda rotary, wider VW electric plans: The Week in Reverse

Which two companies announced expanded lines of plug-in hybrids this week? What big decision did Tesla take back? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right... read more March 16, 2019 by


 
Teaser for Karma Pininfarina concept debuting at 2019 Shanghai auto show

VW widens electric net, Karma Vision, FCA emissions recall: Today's Car News

Volkswagen dramatically expanded its already big plans for electric cars. Karma released its vision for the next 10 years with three new or updated models. FCA will recall... read more March 13, 2019 by


 
Left to right: Volkswagen ID, ID Buzz and ID Crozz concepts

VW boosts electric car plans with more models, 22 million EVs in 10 years

VW has been busy putting logistics in place to build as many as 15 million examples of 50 new electric models (across its portfolio of brands) by 2028. At its annual... read more March 13, 2019 by


 

 
 

 
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