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Volkswagen forms Electrify Canada to install network of ultra-fast chargers

Volkswagen Group Canada has formed a new company called Electrify Canada, with a similar mission to that of Electrify America, the US charging network that Volkswagen was required to establish as part of the settlement over its diesel emissions cheating scandal. Electrify Canada will build an ultra-fast DC charging network in the Great White North,… Read more »

Volkswagen developing quantum computing for battery simulation at molecular level

Volkswagen has successfully simulated several molecules commonly found in batteries using quantum computing. The simulations currently include simple chemicals such as lithium-hydrogen and carbon chains, but will eventually include more complex compounds. The end goal is a simulation of an entire battery without the use of a physical model. Volkswagen will share its work at the upcoming… Read more »

Tesla’s Model S and X Program Manager moves to Volkswagen

Volkswagen has appointed former Tesla exec Matthew Renna as Vice President, North American Region G4. Renna will manage VW’s “NAR-G4” team, overseeing the Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB), the automaker’s modular EV platform. His responsibilities will include “product content, costs, financial results, timing, quality, launch, and risk management throughout the entire MEB product line life cycles.”… Read more »

Volkswagen delivers e-Crafter commercial vans for testing

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has handed over the first e-Crafter electric vans to customers from Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands and Sweden, who will be testing the new vans in everyday use until mid-2018. The customers include package delivery services, energy suppliers, trade businesses and individual retailers whose vehicles cover between 70 and 100 km per… Read more »

Volkswagen coordinates EV platform strategy with suppliers

Volkswagen’s Board of Management recently held what it called an MEB Supplier Summit to discuss its new Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB), a platform that will be used for the company’s next generation of EVs, with key suppliers. “To date, more than 100 suppliers have already been nominated within the framework of our electric offensive,”… Read more »

Volkswagen mobility subsidiary presents concept electric van designed for ride sharing

MOIA, a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group, introduced a concept electric van designed for ride pooling at the recent TechCrunch show in Berlin. MOIA is currently testing its ride pooling service in Hannover, using a fleet of Volkswagen Multivan T6 vehicles. It hopes to put the entire ecosystem, including the new electric van, into service… Read more »

Volkswagen to invest €10 billion in advanced powertrains, but will continue clinging to diesel

The Volkswagen Group has invested some €3 billion ($3.3 billion) in “alternative” drive technologies over the past five years, and plans to triple this amount over the next five years, said CEO Matthias Müller at the company’s Annual General Meeting in Hanover. “The future is electric. We intend to be the number one in e-mobility… Read more »

Volkswagen invests in eRoaming provider Hubject

Hubject is a Berlin-based company that provides a solution for the exchange of data among charging networks. Hubject’s eRoaming platform is analogous to the networks that enable ATMs, mobile phones and other conveniences of modern life to work together smoothly. Hubject was founded in 2012 by a group of companies including BMW, Daimler, Bosch and… Read more »

Volkswagen says it will offer a 373-mile EV in 2020 at the price of a diesel Golf

Volkswagen has announced plans to invest €3.5 billion ($3.7 billion) in e-mobility and digitalization at its German plants. The modernization plans are part of an agreement with the company’s General Works Council (an organization similar to a labor union, which represents VW’s workers). Under the agreement, the Volkswagen plants at Wolfsburg and Zwickau will produce… Read more »