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Volkswagen To Invest $1.7 Billion Into Electric Trucks, Buses

Much like its German automotive rival Daimler, Volkswagen is planning to go big with its electric and automated truck and bus plans.  In total, VW Truck & Bus will invest some €1.4 billion ($1.7 billion) into electric power-trains, autonomous systems and cloud-based software. The company intends to develop its own electric…

1 week ago by Mark Kane 14

Long Range Skoda Vision E First Drive Review…Kinda

Skoda made the Vision E concept available for Autocar to check out, but in typical “VW Group fashion”, speed was limited to just 15 km/h (9 mph) for over 200-meters, so it wasn’t a typical test drive…to say the least. The production version, that will be much toned down (the…

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 5

September 2017 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

Let the good times roll! After years of build up, September marks the start of “something big” for plug-in vehicle sales in the US.  And sure, this past month also marks a full 2 years/24 months* worth of consecutive gains (an impressive accomplishment for sure), but we haven’t seen anything…

3 weeks ago by Jay Cole 88

Volkswagen Teams With China’s JAC To Build 100,000 EVs Annually

China’s top state planner has approved a joint venture proposition placed by Volkswagen and JAC Motor (Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group) some eight months ago. The two automakers intend to invest roughly 5.1 billion yuan ($740 million), and sell 100,000 all-electric vehicles annually in the country. The next step is the completion of…

3 weeks ago by Mark Kane 0