Christoph Rauwald and Keith Naughton

Business, Technology, Autonomous

VW, Ford Extend Collaboration to Electric, Self-Driving Cars

Argo Justin Merriman/Bloomberg News

Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Co. will cooperate on electric and self-driving car technology, sharing costs on a global scale to take a major step forward in the industry’s disruptive transformation.

July 12, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

VW Board Puts Ford Alliance on Agenda for July Meeting

vw Justin Merriman/Bloomberg News

Volkswagen AG’s supervisory board plans to discuss and possibly approve next steps toward expanding an alliance with Ford Motor Co. when it meets in two weeks, according to people familiar with the matter.

June 26, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

VW, Ford Join to Build Pickup Trucks, Explore Work on Autonomous Vehicles

Ford at Auto Show Ford Motor Co. President and CEO, Jim Hackett, left, meets with Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen AG, Jan. 14, 2019, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. (Carlos Osorio/Associated Press)

Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Co. will join forces to build pickup trucks, delivery vans and possibly more, pledging to put old rivalries aside and work together to confront a rapidly changing auto industry.

January 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

VW May Invest in Ford-Backed Argo as Alliance Talks Advance

Argo Self-driving Car Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press

Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Co. are nearing a framework agreement to join forces on electric and self-driving vehicles, capital-intensive areas that are reshaping the auto industry and straining carmakers’ finances across the globe.

November 9, 2018