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EU regulators charge BMW, Daimler and VW with colluding to evade emissions rules

Are the authorities “piling on” the Volkswagen Group? In 2017, the poor little automaker pleaded guilty to fraud and obstruction of justice in the dirty diesel debacle, and has already agreed to shell out some $30 billion in atonement. Now the mean old US Securities and Exchange Commission has sued the company and ex-CEO Martin… Read more »

VW and Northvolt form European Battery Union to advance EU battery research

VW and Swedish battery maker Northvolt will lead a new consortium, the European Battery Union (EBU), which aims to push battery research forward in Europe. Through the EBU, the partners plan to research the entire battery value stream – from raw materials through cell technology to recycling. The group’s prime objective is to accumulate broader… Read more »

VW invests $10 million in battery start-up Forge Nano

Volkswagen is investing $10 million in Colorado-based startup Forge Nano, which is researching a material coating technology that could improve the performance of battery materials. Volkswagen will provide support for industrial trials of this technology. Forge Nano is headquartered in Louisville, Colorado, and is researching processes for scaling atomic layer deposition (ALD) to create new… Read more »

VW to join Tesla in the charging and energy storage businesses

Volkswagen has announced plans to set up a new brand called Elli – for “electric life” -to sell EV charging stations, stationary storage batteries and electric services such as clean power. Elli, which will initially be focused in Europe, will sell various home charger models, including two 11 kW wall boxes with or without WiFi… Read more »

VW to build EV assembly plant in Tennessee

VW has been talking big lately about producing EVs in volume, but now we’re beginning to see some real action. The German giant has announced plans to add a second assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee to build EVs for VW, and possibly other Volkswagen Group brands. The company plans to invest $800 million and create… Read more »

VW and UK grocery chain Tesco to deploy 2,400 EV chargers

Over the next three years, VW will partner with grocery store chain Tesco to deploy 2,400 EV charging bays across 600 stores in the UK. Charging network operator Pod Point will manufacture the equipment and install the charging bays in Tesco Extra and Superstore parking lots across the country. Customers will be able to use… Read more »

VW chooses SK Innovations as additional battery supplier for North America and Europe

The Volkswagen Group has added South Korean battery cell manufacturer SK Innovation (SKI) to its stable of battery suppliers. SKI will supply the batteries for VW’s North American sales and a portion of the batteries for its European pure EVs. VW’s Roadmap E strategy calls for the Group to bring 50 new fully electric models… Read more »

VW heralds the last generation of ICE vehicles

Since its humiliation in the Dirty Diesel Debacle, the Volkswagen Group has been preaching the EV gospel with the zeal of the newly converted. Several automakers have forecast that substantial percentages of their sales would soon consist of plug-in vehicles, but as far as we know VW is the first to set a date for… Read more »

Brazil’s Ambev Brewery to deploy 1,600 VW electric trucks by 2023

Brazil-based Ambev Brewery has announced that by 2023, it will use 1,600 electric trucks made by Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus (VWCO) to transport beverages. Once the new e-trucks are in service, about 35% of the brewery’s fleet will consist of “clean energy-powered vehicles.” The first truck to join the electric fleet will be the VW… Read more »

VW electric racer breaks records at Pikes Peak Hill Climb

Since 1916, automakers have been subjecting their new vehicles to arduous slopes and punishing high-altitude conditions in the annual Pikes Peak Hill Climb race. The “Race to the Clouds” climbs 4,720 feet in a little over 12 miles. Several EVs, which of course don’t have the problems with thinner air that fossil fuel racers do,… Read more »