Volkswagen expands research facility and reveals concept version of VW Bus

July 9, 2019

The Innovation and Engineering Center California is said in the company’s 2 July press release to be the largest research facility outside of Germany, with over 180 engineers. It is to focus on bringing engineering innovations to the US market. […]

Volkswagen says 50% of China sales will be NEVs by 2035

July 2, 2019

Via: Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) – By 2035 half of Volkswagen’s sales in China will be new energy vehicles (NEVs), CEO Herbert Diess told a conference in Boao, China, on Tuesday, according to a company statement. Volkswagen intends to offer 14 electrified models […]

Tesla has to go ‘all out’ to hit new delivery record, Musk says

June 26, 2019

Tesla Inc. could be on the verge of a quarterly record for vehicle deliveries, though the electric carmaker will need to go “all out” in the last few days of the month, CEO Elon Musk wrote in an internal memo. […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Ford, Volkswagen join forces on electric, autonomous cars

July 12, 2019

Via: Reuters

Ford and VW have already started cooperating in the area of commercial vehicles as part of the auto industry’s broader effort to redraw production and sales footprints to cope with more stringent regulation and fragmented markets. VW will invest $2.6 […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

FCA to invest $788 million for new 500 EV production

July 11, 2019

Via: Automotive News

TURIN, Italy — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will invest $788 million to build a production line for the new electric version of the 500 model (BEV), a top group executive said. FCA on Thursday installed the first production robot for the […]

Process, Production

LG Chem considering 2nd EV battery plant in U.S., report says

July 11, 2019

Via: Automotive News

SEOUL/DETROIT — South Korean electric vehicle battery maker LG Chem is considering building a second U.S. factory, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters, accelerating a race to add capacity to meet growing global demand for green vehicles. LG […]

Process, Production

Tesla prepares to boost production

July 10, 2019

Via: Automotive News

WASHINGTON — Tesla is getting ready to increase electric-vehicle production, according to an internal email, after achieving record deliveries in the second quarter. The company is “making preparations” to raise output at its plant in Fremont, California, Tesla’s automotive president, […]