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Volkswagen BUDD-e

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 week 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

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

New MEB Architecture To Underpin 300+ Mile Mid-Size EV From VW For 2019

Volkswagen Considers Second Dedicated Electric Car Platform

Volkswagen’s modular architecture Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB – recently shown in the BUDD-e Concept) is set to cover wide spectrum of car models. The German manufacturer originally thought about electrifiying just the compact and light commercial vehicles (from Polo to Passat). But according to the Automotive News, Volkswagen is now considering…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 15

2016 Volkswagen e-Golf

Volkswagen e-Golf Real World Range During Long-Term Test

Bengt Halvorson shared an interesting article about the real world range of 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf after nearly 2,700 miles (over 4,300 km). With a new 35.8 kWh, longer range e-Golf (~124 miles) arriving later this year, we thought this would be a good opportunity to re-visit the original plug-in, all-electric…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 39