Volkswagen to Invest in Mines, Plans to Become Global Battery Supplier

According to Reuters, Volkswagen plans to invest in mines to decrease battery cell costs, fulfill half of its own demand, and sell to third-party customers. Thomas Schmall, the carmaker’s board member in charge of technology, stated that Volkswagen aims for its battery unit, PowerCo, to become a global battery supplier and satisfy half of its […]

New Volkswagen CEO Ends ‘Friendly’ Rivalry with Elon Musk: Report

Volkswagen Group’s new CEO, Oliver Blume, isn’t interested in continuing his predecessor Herbert Diess’s longstanding “friendly rivalry” with Tesla CEO Elon Musk — reports Fortune. According to the publication, Blume told company managers in a meeting earlier this week that he has no plans to cozy up to the CEO of Volkswagen’s foremost competitor, which […]

Volkswagen Unveils ID2 EV Concept, Will Cost Under $26,500 USD

Volkswagen on Wednesday unveiled the ID. 2all electric vehicle concept, which it says will cost under €25,000 ($26,466 USD). The concept shows a two-door hatchback that looks like a Volkswagen Golf, while the company noting it will have range up to 450 km (279 miles) and will be “as spacious as a Golf” but “as […]

Volkswagen Picks Canada for First North American Battery Cell Plant

European automaker Volkswagen stands to gain access to new electric vehicle (EV) subsidies in North America as it prepares to build its first battery cell plant on the continent. Volkswagen is set to build its first North American battery cell plant in Canada, as announced on Monday and reported Reuters. The plant will also allow […]

VW ID.4 Recall Affects 21,000 Cars That May Stall on the Road

Volkswagen has announced a new recall applying to about 21,000 ID.4 units from the 2021 model year, with issues surrounding the vehicles’ battery management control modules and pulse invester control modules, as reported by Ars Technica. Reports of issues with the battery management software began surfacing in July 2021, though later investigation from the company […]

Volkswagen Won’t Cut Prices Like Tesla, Says Exec

Tesla has left Volkswagen in a tough spot on the veteran automaker’s home turf after recently dropping the prices of its Model 3 and Model Y electric vehicles (EVs) by up to 16.8% in Germany. The discounts, which Tesla said were a result of “normalizing” inflation, have led to increased demand for and interest in […]

Volkswagen Teases ID.7 Concept Debuting at CES 2023

Volkswagen announced on Tuesday evening it will be teasing its ID.7 electric vehicle at CES, beginning on January 5 through January 8 at CES in Las Vegas, marking the return of the company after a six-year hiatus. “With the new ID.7, we are extending our electric model range into the upper segments. The sedan will […]

Volkswagen ID. Buzz Gets 5-Star Safety Rating from Euro NCAP [VIDEO]

Volkswagen on Friday announced that its ID. Buzz all-electric van has received the highest possible five-star safety score and “very good” rating from the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP). a road safety evaluation organization. “As the Volkswagen bus of a new era, the ID. Buzz has already received many national prizes and awards […]

Volkswagen Investing $480 Million into Retooling Wolfsburg Plant

Volkswagen plans to invest 460 million euros ($482 million USD) in its Wolfsburg, Germany, plant by early 2025 to help prepare it for electric vehicle (EV) production, according to statements from VW brand head Thomas Schaefer in a report from Reuters. The plant is expected to begin EV production with Volkswagen’s 2023 ID.3 model, reaching […]

Volkswagen Teases New ID.3 Coming in Spring 2023

Volkswagen shared its next-generation ID.3 on Friday, set to be fully unveiled to the public in the spring, according to a press release from the company. Customers can order their next-generation ID.3 models now and can expect to receive deliveries from Q4 2023. The new version of the Volkswagen ID.3 will initially be produced at […]

Volkswagen Eyes Canada for First North American Gigafactory

Volkswagen Group and its battery company PowerCo are searching for their first North American gigafactory location with eyes on Canada, according to a press release shared on Thursday. The companies are in discussion with the Canadian government to help identify sites that would be suitable for cathode material production. PowerCo will also work with materials […]

Volkswagen ID Buzz Matrix LED Headlights Test [VIDEO]

As Volkswagen’s ID Buzz electric bus makes headlines upon its first drives, one YouTube host has shared how the vehicle’s headlights work in a video. Bjørn Nyland shared a new video showing off the adaptive matrix headlights on the Volkswagen ID Buzz on Sunday as he drives around back roads in Norway. In the video, […]