Volkswagen Says No To Plug-In Hybrids In North America

Volkswagen’s getting a late start to the EV game but it says it will now skip plug-in hybrids completely in North America and possibly other markets. Volkswagen has committed to releasing at least five pure-electric vehicles over the next five years. According to brand boss Herbert Diess, the automaker has…

3 days ago by Steven Loveday 42

Volkswagen Thing Might Make Comeback As Electric Vehicle

Could debut after the production Microbus-inspired EV. Remember the Volkswagen Kubelwagen? It’s a light military vehicle designed by Ferdinand Porsche and built by the German automaker during the World War II for use by the army. It also had a civil version, sold in the United States under the Thing moniker during…

5 days ago by Anthony Karr 30

VW CEO Blasts Tesla For Low Sales, Losing Millions

“If I am correctly informed, Tesla each quarter destroys millions of dollars in the three digits.” Described as being a “forum for international understanding,” the “Menschen in Europe” event was organized this week in Passau, Germany to talk about everything from business and politics to arts and culture. The car…

4 weeks ago by Adrian Padeanu 149

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 month ago by Mark Kane 14