Gone are the days when all-electric cars used to be expensive. You can buy a new one from companies like GM and Tesla for under $40,000 and that’s before any state or federal tax incentives. It goes without saying that electric cars will only get more affordable down the road and you can count on German auto giant VW to offer you one as well. VW has said that it’s […]
Putting aside the diesel scandal that Volkswagen was embroiled in in recent times, the company has put out some pretty good cars, although it’s safe to say that one of the company’s most iconic cars is the Beetle, which has seen some upgrades and given a more modern design since its inception.
Electric cars are the future simply because in terms of sustainability, they are better than regular gas-powered cars that consume fossil fuel, which is a finite source. Volkswagen knows this and in a report from Reuters, the carmaker has announced their plans to step up their EV efforts and are aiming to have at least 300 EV models by 2030.
The Volkswagen Microbus is undoubtedly an icon of the automotive industry. Its distinctive shape and character make it one of the most recognizable vehicles ever made. Decades after Volkswagen stopped making them, it’s going to enter production again. Volkswagen has confirmed that it’s bringing back the Microbus but the new version is going to be quite different from the original Microbus.
If there is an appeal to self-driving cars it is that it can eliminate some of the mistakes that human drivers make, which in turn can potentially lead to reduced traffic congestion and also less accidents. However until self-driving cars become mainstream and approved for commercialization, Volkswagen is already making some strides in the safety department.
Volkswagen opted for a court settlement with the California Air Resources Board and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency following the Diesel Gate scandal which revealed that the company was cheating on emissions tests for its diesel cars. Aside from providing compensation to affected owners and agreeing to invest $2 billion in electric car infrastructure in the United States, Volkswagen is going to build a “nationwide 150kW+ fast charging network” in […]
It is no secret that carmakers are looking into developing more self-driving vehicles, and it seems that over at Volkswagen, the company has recently taken the wraps off a concept vehicle they are calling “Sedric”, which is basically short of “self-driving car, that they envision as being a hybrid between car ownership and ride-sharing services.
Both Siri and Google Now have been in existence for a while now, but it was only in the past few years that with CarPlay and Android Auto that we saw those voice assistants being integrated into vehicles through either platform. Now it looks like Amazon could be gearing up to compete against Apple and Google.
Hate digging around for spare change when you’re parking in public? We know that sometimes this can be a hassle especially if you’re out of coins, which is why there seems to be a rise in services that allow users to make payments using their phone. Now it looks like Volkswagen could be interested in hopping on that bandwagon as well.
When you think of ride hailing services, you might think of companies such as Uber or Lyft, but it seems that ride hailing is an area that Volkswagen wants to get into. So much so that according to a report from Reuters, Volkswagen appears to be gearing up to launch a ride hailing service in Rwanda, Africa.
German auto giant Volkswagen today introduced a new self-driving electric car concept that it’s going to present at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next month. The interesting thing about this concept is that it has a retractable steering wheel. It envisages a future when we will be able to command the car to drive on its own and retract the steering wheel for additional space inside the […]
Volkswagen today announced that it’s launching a new brand called Moia to focus on the future of mobility which includes electric cars, autonomous cars, and ride-sharing services. Moia is Volkswagen’s 13th brand and it’s initially going to focus on car-sharing and ride-sharing services which will be rolled out in two cities in Europe next year before being expanded to other markets across the globe. Moia’s first electric car which may […]
As much as many people would love to adopt electric vehicles, we suppose there is still that bit of fear regarding the availability of EV chargers. After all no one likes their car dying in the middle of nowhere, right? While EV chargers are starting to become more common, they aren’t nearly as ubiquitous as gas stations.
It was recently reported that Volkswagen wants to make more electric cars and now the automotive giant has confirmed where it’s going to build most of them. Just last week the company announced its new e-Golf car at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Volkswagen has officially confirmed today that it’s going to start manufacturing electric cars in North America starting in 2021. Manufacturing electric cars in North America is part […]