Volkswagen

Volkswagen Launches ID.4 Pro 4MOTION Dual Motor AWD

As electric vehicles (EVs) continue to increase in popularity around the world, one automaker has shared a new variant of one of its best-selling new vehicles. Volkswagen has added a new all-wheel-drive variant of the ID.4 Pro Performance 4MOTION, featuring a second motor and a power transferring system to further increase traction, according to a […]

Sweden’s Top-Selling Battery EV in May Was the Volkswagen ID.4

May’s electric vehicle (EV) sales in Sweden saw fully-electrics taking nearly half of the automotive market share, with Tesla’s sales dropping a few notches on the list after a 22-day production halt for its Shanghai factory. Sweden’s battery-electric vehicle (BEV) market share reached 24.2 percent in May, with total plugin electric vehicles reaching an impressive […]

Volkswagen CEO Says Tesla Moves 2x Faster Than Rest of Industry

Despite being twice as fast as Volkswagen in many ways, one executive from the German automaker said on Wednesday that Tesla needs to find the right employees and ramp up its factory production to win the electric vehicle (EV) race. Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess says that the automaker’s momentum will make the race with Tesla […]

Volkswagen Launches Second EV Factory in Germany to Make ID.4

Volkswagen has launched its newly transformed production facility in Emden, Germany, as detailed in a press release on Friday. The plant marks what Volkswagen calls the biggest transformation project in the plant’s history, sparking a gradual conversion from internal combustion engine (ICE) production to 100 percent electric mobility. Volkswagen plans to build its all-electric ID.4 […]

Volkswagen ID Buzz Pre-Orders Start May 20, Pricing from 64,581 Euros

Volkswagen will launch pre-orders for its new ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo electric vans in Germany and most European markets starting Friday, May 20, 2022. The German automaker will start off by selling the high-end version of the ID. Buzz Pro, starting from 64,581.30 euros (in Germany), or about $68,416 USD (including the roughly […]

Bentley’s First All-Electric Car Will Go 0-60 in 1.5 Seconds, Says CEO

Bentley CEO Adrian Hallmark said the luxury automaker’s first electric vehicle (EV), expected to go into production in 2025, will be capable of delivering 1,400 horsepower and going 0-60 mph in about 1.5 seconds — reports Automotive News. The quickest 0-60 mph production car today, Tesla’s Model S Plaid, takes 1.99 seconds and offers a […]

Volkswagen Expects EV Profits to Match Gas Cars Earlier than Planned

Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess spoke virtually at the automaker’s Annual General Meeting on Thursday, singing praises about the company’s financial success last year. Diess said that Volkswagen had a successful 2021, boasting a strong operating result as the company makes major shifts toward electrification, as detailed in a press release on Thursday. Diess said, “We […]

Volkswagen ‘Sold Out’ of Electric Vehicles for U.S. and Europe for 2022

Volkswagen sold just over 99,000 electric vehicles (EVs) during the first quarter of this year across all of its brands, including Porsche, Audi, and Škoda in addition to the main Volkswagen line  — reports the Financial Times. Output was lower than Volkswagen had hoped for due to supply chain constraints hampering global production. In fact, […]

Volkswagen Picks Qualcomm Chips for Self-Driving Car Tech: Report

As the automated driving race begins heating up, many automakers are teaming up with other companies for the supply of automated driving chips. Volkswagen plans to use Qualcomm chips to power its automated driving systems, according to Automotive News Europe. The chips will be used across Volkswagen’s brands as soon as 2026, according to a […]

Tesla is ‘Quite Ahead’ Says Volkswagen CEO in 60 Minutes Interview [VIDEO]

Herbert Diess, CEO of veteran German automaker Volkswagen, recently sat down with Lesley Stahl for an interview on CBS‘s 60 Minutes. The two started off by talking about Volkswagen’s production and supply chain woes amidst Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. Last month, Volkswagen delayed the ID.5 electric vehicle (EV) to May after the war cut […]