Prices of small electric to shoot up significantly: VW’s chairman

With next generation electromobility options coming packed with sensors and electronics, input costs have rise significantly. Adding to that pressure is the EU’s push to meet tougher-than-expected greenhouse gas emissions targets which aims to bring it down by 37.5% by 2030. In an interview to German newspaper Welt am Sonntag, Volkswagen’s chairman Hans-Dieter Poetsch stated,…

China’s electric vehicle policy will make it global automotive powerhouse

With Beijing’s policymakers and regulators intent on transitioning from fossil fuel powered vehicles to more electric vehicles, China is set to become the automotive powerhouses in the world. In a development aimed at accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles, automakers from across the globe are planning a $300 billion surge in their spending on electric…

VW purchases 75.1% stake in Volvo’s WirelessCar platform

The forward-looking purchase of the stake is of strategic significance as it revolves around the future of mobility. In a strategic move, Volkswagen has purchased a controlling stake in Volvo’s WirelessCar, a digital service developer which specializes in connected driving, for $122 million (1.1 billion Swedish crowns). In a statement Volkswagen stated, WirelessCar’s technology would…

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…