January 2018 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

Positive news for the EV segment as usual. January proves sales just keep getting better and better. January marks 28th month of consecutive year-over-year sales gains* for plug-in vehicles. This was yet another impressive run, albeit close. Though many models were down in sales, the month turned out to pull ahead of last…

2 weeks ago by Steven Loveday 153

Volkswagen Trademarks I.D. Freeler And I.D. Cruiser

Volkswagen seems to be hunting for the coolest names for its new electric offerings that will come together to create the broader I.D. lineup. First, Volkswagen introduced the I.D. (hatchback scheduled for 2019), then the I.D. BUZZ and then the I.D. CROZZ (two iterations). Earlier this year, the intention to introduction two…

3 weeks ago by Mark Kane 21


VW Prepping Dealers For Profitability In EV-Heavy Future

Though Volkswagen says it will be years before its dealerships feel the impact of electric vehicles, the automaker is already well underway with plans to revamp its dealer business model. Sadly, Volkswagen of America CEO Hinrich Woebcken admitted that even by 2025, 85-90 percent of the automaker’s sales will still be…

4 weeks ago by Steven Loveday 26

Volkswagen Delivers First e-Crafter Electric Vans

Volkswagen has handed over the first units of its new, all-electric e-Crafter to an international group of major customers from Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands and Sweden – at its headquarters in Hannover. These first vehicles will now be tested in real-world everyday use until mid-2018, as the launch of…

4 weeks ago by Mark Kane 23

Volkswagen To Speed Up EV Development With Big Investments

Volkswagen intends to invest in electrification to the tune of about €6 billion ($7.1 billion) in five years to introduce its all-new MEB platform and I.D. lineup. Overall fiscal conditions of the company is expected to improve through higher profit margins (increasing between 4 to 5 percent) and cost cutting…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 15

Volkswagen Buzz To Get AI

The features will come as part of a greater partnership with Nvidia. The auto industry is racing to bring increasingly sophisticated forms of autonomous technology to the road, and Volkswagen takes a step forward at CES by announcing a new partnership with Nvidia. They promise for this next-gen tech to…

1 month ago by Chris Bruce 9