18 Oct 2022
Volkswagen and Horizon Robotics to Develop Autonomous Driving in China
The Volkswagen Group has formed a new partnership between its software company CARIAD and Horizon Robotics, one of the leading providers of computing solutions for smart vehicles in China to accelerate the regional development of Advanced Driver Assistance System and Autonomous Driving systems for the Chinese market.
29 Jul 2022
Volkswagen Group China Unveils Passenger Drone Prototype
Volkswagen Group China has unveiled its first electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing passenger drone prototype, as part of its strategy to explore and break new ground in fully electric and sustainable individual mobility concepts. After intensive research, conceptual work, and development, the project team has now developed its first validation model - the V.MO. This initial prototype has also been nicknamed the 'Flying Tiger' due to its distinctive black and gold livery, which was painted to commemorate its launch in the Year of the Tiger.
11 Jul 2022
Volkswagen Enters Global Battery Business with PowerCo
Volkswagen Group broke the ground for its first cell factory in Salzgitter. Production will start in 2025. With immediate effect, responsibility for global battery business is to be held by the newly created company "PowerCo". In addition to cell production, the new company will be responsible for activities along the entire battery value chain.
4 Apr 2022
Advanced Electric Machines: Rare Earth-Free Motors
Advanced Electric Machines is a UK-based manufacturer of electric motors. Their unique selling point is the elimination of permanent magnets and copper windings. They have a motor design for commercial vehicles and another for the passenger car market.
IDTechEx caught up with AEM to learn about their new progress and future plans.
7 Feb 2022
Ford Motor Company (2022)
The electric era is here, and Ford is in the midst of implementing an ambitious, comprehensive plan to make the transition to an electric future.
Ford is investing $22 billion in electrification through 2025 as part of its plan to lead electrification in areas of strength. The company is electrifying its most iconic products - the Mustang, F-150 and Transit - with many more to come in the years ahead. A key part of Ford's goal to drive the adoption of electric vehicles is to target the large market for fully electric commercial vans and pickups. The company has had some initial success while entering the market, but now faces competition from other OEMs and their offerings.
17 Dec 2021
Audi is Increasing Investments in Electromobility
From 2033 on, the future of the Audi brand will be fully electric. The company is continuing to pick up speed along the way: Audi doubled the number of fully electric models in its range in 2021. That means that Audi is putting more electric cars than combustion engines on the market in the current year.
14 Jun 2021
Less Car Charging Beats Fast Charging Any Day
Would you prefer a car with 600 miles/nearly 1000km range or half that? Fast charging is all the talk now but doubling then trebling the range is seismic.