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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
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
Business, Technology, Autonomous

VW Boosts Tech Spending Within $177 Billion Investment Plan

Robotic arms scan the body of a VW ID.3 electric car. Robotic arms scan the body of a VW ID.3 electric car at the automaker's factory in Zwickau, Germany. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

Volkswagen AG will reserve a bigger slice of its 150 billion euro ($177 billion) budget for investment in electric cars and software in the next five years, stepping up technology spending to navigate a tectonic industry shift even as the COVID-19 pandemic roils markets.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
November 13, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

VW CEO Diess Says Existential Electric Race Awaits After Pandemic

VW CEO Herbert Diess said that when it comes to electric cars, "if you're not fast enough, you're not going to survive." VW CEO Herbert Diess said that when it comes to electric cars, "if you're not fast enough, you're not going to survive." (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

Volkswagen AG CEO Herbert Diess vowed to pursue a sweeping transition to electric cars, declaring it a matter of survival even as the coronavirus risks upending business in the near term.

November 5, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

VW Aims to Turn Legions of SUV Buyers Into Electric Converts

A VW ID.4 stands in a street during a presentation in Germany on July 29. A VW ID.4 stands in a street during a presentation in Germany on July 29. (Sebastian Kahnert/dpa via AP)

Volkswagen AG is setting a high bar for the first electric vehicle it will build around the globe.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
September 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

VW’s Traton Boosts Bid for Navistar to $3.6 Billion

VW's Traton increased its bid for Navistar. International trucks are parked in a lot outside the Navistar facility in Melrose Park, Ill. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Navistar International Corp. confirmed that Volkswagen AG’s heavy-truck business boosted its bid to buy the rest of the U.S. manufacturer for $3.6 billion.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 10, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Musk Test-Drives VW Electric Car in Meeting With CEO Diess

Elon Musk speaks at the site of the new Tesla Gigafactory in Germany on Sept. 3. Elon Musk speaks at the site of the new Tesla Gigafactory in Germany on Sept. 3. (Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

Before Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk returned to the U.S. after a three-day visit to Germany, he made a final stopover to meet with one of his biggest competitors — Volkswagen AG CEO Herbert Diess.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
September 4, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

VW CEO Backs Bill Gates’ Proposals for Greener Transportation

VW CEO Herbert Diess praised Bill Gates' proposals for cleaner transportation. Empty electric automobile charging bays sit in an employee parking lot at the Volkswagen AG headquarter factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, on Aug. 25. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

Volkswagen AG’s CEO encouraged Bill Gates to advise governments on how to lower carbon emissions from transportation and renewed his criticism of Germany’s slow abandonment of coal power.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
August 27, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

SAF-Holland to Supply Air Suspension for VW E-Delivery Truck in Brazil

VW e-vehicle SAF-Holland

SAF-Holland announced it has been selected to supply the rear-drive air suspensions for the new VW electric delivery truck in Brazil.

August 3, 2020

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