Christoph Rauwald

Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Audi Takes On Tesla’s Model Y With Entry-Priced Electric SUV

Audi Q4 e-tron concept The Audi Q4 e-tron concept SUV is unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show on March 5, 2019. (Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg)

Audi’s new Q4 e-tron will go head-to-head with Tesla Inc. in the fast-growing market of compact crossover SUVs to help parent Volkswagen AG narrow its electric-car sales gap with the world leader.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
April 14, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Daimler’s Legal Risks Around Emissions Linger Ahead of Revamp

Mercedes-Benz logo. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News) Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News

Daimler AG shares have soared since the pandemic forced the Mercedes-Benz maker to postpone its annual shareholders’ meeting around this time a year ago. Its chairman’s swan song still will hit some low notes.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
March 30, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

VW Shares Soar on Plans to Beat Tesla

A VW ID.3 electric vehicle is seen inside the company's Autostadt delivery towers in Wolfsburg, Germany. A VW ID.3 electric vehicle is seen inside the company's Autostadt delivery towers in Wolfsburg, Germany, in October 2020. (Liesa Johannssen-Koppitz/Bloomberg News)

Volkswagen AG shares surged the most since a historic short squeeze a dozen years ago after back-to-back days of briefings on how it plans to supplant Tesla Inc. as the global electric vehicle leader.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
March 16, 2021
Business, Technology

Continental Bets on Automated-Driving Growth in Unit Overhaul

Continental logo Continental AG headquarters in Hanover, Germany. (Markus Hibbeler/Bloomberg)

Continental AG will create a dedicated unit for its self-driving technology as the German automotive supplier hopes to benefit from rising sales for electric cars filled with electronic gadgetry.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
March 16, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

VW Plans Europe’s Biggest Battery Push in Electric Offensive

Volkswagen ID.4 Volkswagen ID.4 by Volkswagen AG

Volkswagen AG is stepping up its game to become the world’s biggest electric car maker with a plan to build six battery factories in Europe and global investments in charging stations.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
March 15, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Volkswagen Brand Doubles EV Share Target

VW ID.4 A VW ID.4 stands in a street during a presentation in Germany in July 2020. (Sebastian Kahnert/dpa via AP)

Volkswagen AG’s main brand doubled its forecast for the share of purely battery-powered cars in Europe to 70% by the end of the decade, signaling it expects to be delivering well more than 1 million EVs a year by then.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
March 5, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

VW’s Electric Car Stacks Up Well Against Tesla, Analyst Says

Volkswagen's ID.3 electric automobiles (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News) Volkswagen's ID.3 electric automobiles (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

A teardown of Volkswagen AG’s first dedicated electric vehicle found it measures up favorably with Tesla Inc. models in several key aspects, sending the German carmaker’s shares to levels last seen before its diesel emissions scandal.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
March 3, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Daimler Truck Eyes Profit Rebound, Electric Rig in Spinoff Year

A Daimler AG Freightliner Cascade Evolution concept autonomous truck stands on display. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News) A Daimler Freightliner Cascade Evolution concept autonomous truck stands on display at a trade fair in Germany in 2016. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

Daimler AG’s truck unit will focus on restoring earnings this year and start producing an electric big rig as it gets ready to separate from the larger Mercedes-Benz luxury-car division after more than a century.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
February 25, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

VW, Microsoft Extend Collaboration to Self-Driving Car Software

Volkswagen logo. Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News

Volkswagen AG and Microsoft Corp. are expanding their cooperation involving the U.S. software giant’s cloud technology to include speeding up development of automated driving.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
February 11, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

VW CEO Says Apple Can Mount Major Challenge With Auto Push

Volkswagen AG CEO Herbert Diess. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News) Volkswagen AG CEO Herbert Diess. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

Volkswagen AG CEO Herbert Diess said cash-rich technology giants invading the auto industry pose a much bigger challenge for the German manufacturer than traditional rivals like Toyota Motor Corp.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
December 23, 2020

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