Volkswagen is bringing ChatGPT into its cars and SUVs

Volkswagen is getting into the ChatGPT game. The German automaker announced Monday at CES 2024 in Las Vegas plans to add an AI-powered chatbot into all Volkswagen models equipped with its IDA voice as

Volkswagen, Porsche, Audi to adopt Tesla’s charging standard

The Volkswagen Group is the latest automaker to announce it will adopt Tesla’s so-called North American Charging Standard (NACS), marking one of the last major automakers to embrace what is now the

Layoffs at VW’s Cariad further delay software launch in Porsche, Audi models

Volkswagen’s software unit Cariad will delay the launch of its new software architecture yet again as it deals with a large round of layoffs. Just three years after VW created Cariad, and only s

All eyes on VW after Hyundai, Kia adopt Tesla charging standard

Hyundai and Kia have finally announced their plans to adopt Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) ports for their electric vehicles in the U.S. and Canada, joining the swells of automa

VW bails on its plan for a $2.1B EV plant in Germany

Volkswagen’s $2.1 billion plan to launch a dedicated electric-vehicle factory in Wolfsburg, Germany is kaput.  The automaker instead reportedly plans to modify its existing plants in Zwickau an

Electrify America–backed 75MW solar farm kicks off operations

Electrify America, the EV charging company created by Volkswagen in the aftermath of its diesel emissions scandal, said on Tuesday that a new, 75 megawatt solar farm in Southern California is now up a

Don’t expect an all-electric Volkswagen camper anytime soon, report says

If you’ve been itching for a camper version of Volkswagen’s quirky ID.Buzz electric van, it looks like you’re in for a serious wait. While VW seemed to tease such a model in a 2019 p

Volkswagen’s XPeng deal sets example for EV alliance between the West and China

The major news from China’s auto industry this week is Volkswagen’s $700 million investment in the country’s electric vehicle startup, XPeng. This partnership has the potential to se

Volkswagen to start testing self-driving ID Buzz vans in Austin

Volkswagen has launched an autonomous vehicle test program in Austin using a fleet of 10 all-electric ID Buzz vehicles equipped with partner Mobileye’s technology. The new program comes about ni

Volkswagen’s breakthrough could spark a battery manufacturing gold rush

The German automaker announced a new dry coating process that promises to dramatically reduce costs. Rivals are certain to take note.

Inside Volkswagen’s big ID.Buzz bet

Volkswagen is betting big on the upcoming ID.Buzz electric van. With availability of the vehicle still a year out, the automaker is counting on years of pent-up anticipation to not only sell the bus s

Volkswagen targets cool with a new American-sized ID.Buzz

It’s been far too long and yet you’re going to have to wait a bit longer. After years of impatient waiting, the U.S. version of the Volkswagen ID.Buzz finally made its debut Thursday in Hu

Porsche taps Mobileye for automated driving functions in future models

Porsche has partnered with Mobileye, the autonomous driving unit that Intel spun out into a public company last year, to bring hands-free automated assistance and navigation functions to future sports

VW’s software arm Cariad hires semiconductor expert as US-based CEO

Volkswagen’s software arm Cariad is beefing up its U.S. tech hub with semiconductor experts, including the company’s new CEO, Scott Runner.  Runner has a 30-year career building hardware and semi

Volkswagen pumps 1B euros into China electric vehicle center

Auto Shanghai, which is underway this week, is a yearly opportunity for carmakers and auto suppliers to flex their muscles and show their commitment to China, the world’s largest auto market. At

BMW, Rivian, Hyundai, Volvo lose access to EV tax credit

The United States Treasury updated its list of electric vehicles eligible for a $7,500 EV tax credit per its new rules for battery sourcing, and BMW, Nissan, Rivian, Hyundai, Volvo and Volkswagen are

VW and Redwood want to turn your old laptops into EV batteries

Battery materials and recycling startup Redwood Materials is expanding a partnership with Volkswagen of America in its bid to collect more end-of-life batteries from consumer electronics and strip out

Ford unveils the all-new €45,000 Explorer EV for the European market

Ford today took the wraps off the Explorer EV. The €45,000 model, which is headed to the European market, shares little with the internal combustion vehicle that carries the same name. The Explorer

How Scout Motors plans to bring rugged, retro cred to the EV era

“We’re operating out of everywhere,” Scott Keogh said with a laugh in his first interview as CEO of Scout Motors, the American EV upstart spun out of VW Group. While most established

The Volkswagen all-electric ID 7 sedan’s most interesting feature isn’t its light-up paint

The all-electric Volkswagen ID 7 sedan — the next EV in the German automaker’s lineup — was unveiled Tuesday at CES 2023 in Las Vegas. And the most exciting part of the debut wasn’t th
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