Gabrielle Coppola and Akshat Rathi

Business, Technology, Fuel

VW’s Battery Bet Reveals Data Showing Tech Could Top Tesla

Robots work on the body of a VW ID.3 car at the company's plant in Zwickau, Germany. Robots work on the body of a VW ID.3 car at the company's plant in Zwickau, Germany. (Jens Meyer/Associated Press)

QuantumScape Corp., a battery startup that counts Volkswagen AG as its largest shareholder, says new data shows its batteries can be charged to as much as 80% of full power in 15 minutes, almost twice as fast as a Tesla Model 3.

December 8, 2020