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VW: German auto industry push to subsidize hydrogen is “nonsensical”

The latest battle in the War of the Energy Storage Media has broken out in Germany, where the Volkswagen Group and an auto industry lobbying group (the German Association of the Automotive Industry, or VDA) are at daggers drawn over the government’s proposed plan to implement the EU’s renewable energy directive. Germany’s Federal Ministry of… Read more »

VW’s ID.4 electric SUV will have towing capability; Elon Musk drives an ID.3, calls it “pretty good”

Volkswagen’s ID.3 is all very well, but we Americans are more excited about the ID.4, an electric SUV that’s slated to go on sale here in the US in late 2020 or early 2021. Production has started in Germany, and VW recently revealed some details of the interior. Now VW has released a new video… Read more »

VW and Audi chiefs say ICEs will be alive for a very long time, massive investment will continue

Shares in Tesla and other publicly-traded EV-makers are soaring; infrastructure startups are raising record amounts of funding; presumptive President Joe Biden’s environmental plan envisions aggressive moves to electrify the USA’s transport system. Everybody seems to be eagerly anticipating the electromobility revolution. Everybody, that is, except the legacy automakers—their execs continue to make public pronouncements to… Read more »

California makes VW funds available for zero-emission freight and marine projects

The California Air Resources Board has announced that the first installment of $35 million in VW Environmental Mitigation Trust funding for Zero-Emission Freight and Marine Projects throughout California is now available via a competitive solicitation. A second solicitation offering an additional $35 million is expected to be released in mid-2022. Eligible projects: Scrap and replace… Read more »

VW to shift to dealer agency model for EV sales

It’s no secret that auto dealerships are a major bottleneck for EV sales. Legacy automakers may cast an envious eye on Tesla’s direct-to-customer sales model, but they cannot practically (or legally) cut the dealers out of the equation. Now Volkswagen may have found a way to solve this dilemma, at least in Germany. VW has… Read more »

VW ID.4 already in production, will be about the size of Tesla Model Y, sell for $40k

Volkswagen’s ID.3 will be a milestone vehicle—the company’s first EV based on the new MEB platform. Unfortunately, deliveries have been delayed by software problems, and are now expected to take place in a big batch this summer. It’s also unfortunate that VW has no plans to sell the small electric hatch in North America, but… Read more »

New York State pledges $24 million in VW settlement funds for electric transit buses

New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) have announced that over $24 million is available to replace diesel-powered transit buses with new all-electric buses. As part of the state’s $128-million allocation from the federal Volkswagen Settlement, NYSERDA will invest $18.4 million to fund… Read more »

Hamburg expands VW EV sharing services, buys e-buses

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Germany has announced several measures to further electrify transport around the city. In spring 2020, Volkswagen will bring over 1,000 EVs to Hamburg through its ride-sharing service, WeShare. The rollout will include the e-Golf and e-up! models – the new ID.3 will be added in the future. MOIA,… Read more »

VW to manufacture Continental servers for its ID family of EVs

Volkswagen will begin manufacturing a server developed by parts supplier Continental for its upcoming ID family of EVs. VW will use the technology as an in-car application server that will allow wireless updates in the future. The new server forms just one part of the more comprehensive ICAS1 processor, one of three central processors that… Read more »