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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…

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 9

Volkswagen Passat GTE

Volkswagen Dieselgate Settlement Includes $2 Billion Investment Towards Electric Cars

Volkswagen/Audi this week announced a settlement agreement with U.S. federal regulators, private plaintiffs and 44 U.S. states on Dieselgate, involving TDI diesel engine cars. The costs for the company on the buybacks and lease terminations, emissions modifications (if approved) and cash payments to affected customers for approximately 475,000 eligible 2.0L TDI comes to $10.033…

4 weeks ago by Mark Kane 20

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June 2016 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

While every month so far in 2016 has been an improvement, June was something special as the “Tesla rush” to meet Q2 estimates was far greater than the “Tesla rush” of Q2 2015 and Ford set multi-year highs for plug-in sales. In total, a new all-time record for plug-in sales…

4 weeks ago by Jay Cole 66

Volkswagen: BUDD-e Fascinates China

Volkswagen: BUDD-e Fascinates China

Volkswagen happily announced that the “BUDD-e fascinates China“.  Translation be damned. The concept electric car that made its worldwide debut earlier this year has range of up to 533 kilometres (330 miles – NEDC) on a 101 kWh battery. However, to eventually see a production model of the BUDD-e, it would…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 15

Volkswagen T-Prime Concept GTE

Volkswagen Targets Sales Of 2-3 Million EVs Annually By 2025, 30 All-Electric Offerings (Update)

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller has revealed that the automotive group will undergo a “sweeping restructuring,” according to the Wall Street Journal. This restructuring, which stems from the Dieselgate Scandal, will include an intense focus on plug-in electric cars. Müller says it’s now time for Volkswagen to “catch up with the best.”  Müller’s…

1 month ago by Eric Loveday 42