VW aiming to build 50 million electric vehicles globally: Herbert Diess

The development underscores VW’s near-long term strategy post 2020. Volkswagen’s Chief Executive Herbert Diess told Automotive News, the carmaker is likely to build up to 50 million electric cars on its new electric vehicle platform. VW is also looking to expand its manufacturing footprint in the United States. “We set up the plant in Chattanooga…

Daimler AG to begin battery production for its electric line up in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

The German carmaker is preparing to transition from producing combustion engine powered vehicles to battery powered electric vehicles. Automotive giant Daimler AG stated, it will commence the building of a battery plant as part of its planned $1 billion investment to upgrade its factory in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The development comes in the wake of this…

Toyota to expand production of hydrogen fuel cell-based vehicles

Given hydrogen’s availability and its weight to storage energy quotient, Toyota believes hydrogen powered fuel cells will play a significant role in the clean-energy-powered auto industry in the coming future. In a significance development, Toyota Motor Corp announced that it plans on increasing investments in its hydrogen fuel cell-based vehicles, as design more cost-effective mass-market…