Porsche AG sets up joint venture with Customcells for producing high performance batteries

In a statement, Volkswagen’s sports car unit Porsche AG said it is setting up a joint venture with Customcells to produce high-performance batteries which purportedly will significantly decrease battery charging times. The statement mentions that the partnership with Customcells, a company which specializes in producing lithium-ion cells, is aimed at producing car batteries with higher energy…

Bugatti and Rimac Automobili are good technology fit: Porsche AG’s CEO

In a development that further fuels speculation of an impending deal between Volkswagen’s supercar brand Bugatti and electric hypercar maker Rimac Automobili, Porsche AG’s CEO told German weekly Automobilwoche that both companies make a good technological fit. Last year, British automotive magazine Car had reported that VW was on the brink of selling Bugatti to…

Volkswagen weighs potential listing of Porsche AG, in push towards electric vehicles

According to a source familiar with the matter at hand, Volkswagen is weighing options which includes listing of its luxury car division Porsche AG which will provide it sufficient liquidity towards electrification of its vehicles. “Those considerations exist,” said the source said while cautioning that they are still not being actively discussed in committees; any…

Hyundai Group and Kia Motors invest $110M in London-based electric van startup Arrival Ltd

On Thursday, in a joint statement, South Korea’s Hyundai Group and its sister firm Kia Motors Corp stated, they are backing a UK electric vehicle startup that plans on selling battery-powered delivery vans in 2021. They plan on investing $110 million (100 million euros) in Uk-based Arrival Ltd. Founded in 2015, London-based Arrival has developed…