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Volkswagen Reportedly In Talks With SMA Solar – Company Has Ties To Tesla, Daimler

Reuters, citing a story posted by Hessische Niedersaechsische Allgemeine, claims that Volkswagen is in discussions with solar equipment company SMA Solar. The talks reportedly center around energy storage, though neither company was willing to discuss details. Volkswagen stated: “SMA Solar is strong in stationary storage systems.” SMA commented: “It’s way too…

2 days ago by Eric Loveday 9

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Volkswagen T-Prime Concept GTE Detailed Walkthrough – Video

The Volkswagen T-Prime Concept GTE was unveiled at the 2016 Auto China in Beijing (details: general description, live photos and videos) and was recently also presented in person by Autogefühl in this excellent “hands on” (literally) review. The concept previews the next generation Touareg, and shows a lot of VW’s new…

3 weeks ago by Mark Kane 10

May Sales, Lead By The Nissan LEAF and Fusion Energi Look Make It Three Good Monthly Results In A Row

July 2016 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

Plug-in electric vehicle sales have set a sales record in every month so far in 2016*, but something special has been happening over the past two months – year-over-year comps have been destroyed. For July, some ~13,432 plug-ins were sold, the 4th best result for any month of EV sales in the US (all…

4 weeks ago by Jay Cole 43

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Volkswagen To Build Future EVs In North America

By 2020 Volkswagen intends to begin production of electric cars in North America. Two of the options mentioned would be a facility not too far from Nissan’s Smyrna, Tennessee LEAF factory… in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Another option is for VW is a sprawling production facility found today in Mexico. No specific details were…

4 weeks ago by Mark Kane 22

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Volkswagen To Build Its First Battery Gigafactory In China?

A source close to Volkswagen’s senior management revealed to Automotive News Europe that the first lithium-ion battery factory to supply the coming massive EV roll-out at the company could actually be built in China. VW has announced that by 2025 it intends to produce 2-3 million plug-in cars (via the over 10…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 9