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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 week 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 week 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…

3 weeks 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…

3 weeks ago by Mark Kane 39

Volkswagen Sport Coupé Concept GTE

Volkswagen Planning Its Own Major Battery Facility

According to Handelsblatt, Volkswagen is considering its own battery factory, the size of which could be comparable to Tesla’s Gigafactory plant (at least judging by the “multi-billion-euro” amount that could be invested). Truthfully we are not sure whether Volkswagen, still dealing with Dieselgate fall-out, is willing to part with billions of…

4 weeks ago by Mark Kane 15

Another Look At The Model S Refresh From Behind

German Automakers Now Fear Tesla

The German auto industry has poked fun at Tesla and CEO Elon Musk in the past, and has never publicly voiced any concerns about the California start-up. As recently as last November, Edzard Reuter, former Daimler chairman, called Musk a “pretender” and said: Tesla is “a joke that can’t be taken seriously compared…

2 months ago by Steven Loveday 96