Volkswagen

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 […]

Volkswagen Delivers First Electric Cars on Astypalea Island in Greece

As electric vehicles (EVs) continue to spread across the world, Volkswagen is beautifying one island with the addition of new EV deliveries. Volkswagen has delivered its first electric cars to private customers on the island of Astypalea, Greece, according to a press release from the automaker. Thanos Papagiannis received the first of the deliveries in […]

Volkswagen Electric Pickup Truck is ‘Chance of a Lifetime,’ Says Exec

Volkswagen Group of America CEO Scott Keogh said in a recent interview that an all-electric pickup truck could be “the chance of a lifetime” for the veteran automaker — reports Business Insider. “I think it’s the chance of a lifetime in this segment because electrification gives you a reset moment. It gives you a chance to […]

VW CEO Rides in First ID. Buzz Autonomous Test Drive [VIDEO]

Following reports earlier this month saying that the Volkswagen ID Buzz would also be developed into an autonomous vehicle, the company’s top executive has taken the first ride in the driverless vehicle through a German city. Volkswagen’s CEO Herbert Diess took the ID Buzz around Munich for its first autonomous drive this week, according to […]

Volkswagen All-Electric Vehicle Sales Increased 65% Year-Over-Year in Q1

As battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) shift to become the newest automotive trend for consumers, Volkswagen has documented a major jump in deliveries in the year’s first quarter. Volkswagen’s deliveries of BEVs jumped 65 percent year-over-year in Q1, according to a press release shared on Thursday by the automaker. By the end of March, Volkswagen delivered a […]

Volkswagen to Develop Self-Driving Taxi Based on ID Buzz

Following Volkswagen’s launch of the ID Buzz electric vehicle (EV), the automaker’s commercial units head has announced that the company is developing an EV to be used for self-driving taxi services. Volkswagen is planning a self-driving taxi with a “special purpose vehicle” based on its ID Buzz, according to Automotive News Europe. The vehicle will […]

Tesla Can Make a Model Y in 10 Hours in Germany, Volkswagen Wants the Same

Volkswagen’s upcoming Trinity plant is hoping to catch up with Tesla, as the established automaker looks to mimic Elon Musk’s company, according to Reuters. The German automaker’s $2.2 billion ‘Trinity’ electric vehicle plant, expected to be up and running by 2026, will use huge Giga casting machines like Tesla, among other productivity-boosting plans. While Tesla’s […]

Volkswagen Delays ID.5 to May, Citing Supply Issues from Ukraine

Volkswagen is set to delay the ID.5 electric vehicle (EV) launch to the first week of May, citing supply issues related to the wire harnesses it receives from Ukraine, according to a spokesperson in a letter obtained by Auto Blog. As a result of the supply issues, Volkswagen wasn’t able to produce enough of its […]

Volkswagen Might Build an Electric Truck in the U.S., Says Report

Volkswagen AG might build an all-electric truck for the U.S. automotive market’s growing and highly profitable pickup segment — reports The Wall Street Journal. According to the publication’s sources, the veteran automaker is considering the idea and could make a final decision by the middle of this year. Scott Keogh, head of Volkswagen’s U.S. business, […]

Volkswagen ID Buzz to Include Two Variants, 11 Color Options

Volkswagen is officially launching the ID Buzz and ID Buzz Cargo electric vans on Wednesday, March 9, and the automaker revealed a few more details about the electric vehicle (EV) on Monday. Volkswagen is set to detail a standard and Cargo variants of the vehicles of the ID Buzz on Wednesday, and as many as […]

Volkswagen Trinity EV Coming from New $2.1 Billion Wolfsburg Plant

German automaker Volkswagen has shared details on a new electric vehicle (EV) factory in Wolfsburg-Warmenau, which will build a state-of-the-art upcoming vehicle for the company. Volkswagen has gained approval from the government’s Supervisory Board to begin production at the Wolfsburg Trinity EV facility, according to a press release shared by the company on Friday. So […]