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Volkswagen MOIA electric ride-pooling van

VW's MOIA mobility group wants to take on Uber and Lyft

The Volkswagen Group has lagged behind in the mobility segment, but the automaker jumped in with both feet in 2016 with the launch of the MOIA mobility unit, which last December rolled out an electric ride-sharing concept. But VW doesn't want MOIA to just provide ride-sharing and carpooling... read more

June 27, 2018 by
 
Romain Dumas drives the Volkswagen ID R at 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Why VW tackled and shattered Pikes Peak electrically

For want of a $12.24 ball joint in 1987, Volkswagen might not be here. That year, the twin-engine, 652-horsepower Golf driven by Jochi Kleint broke a front ball joint a mere... read more June 25, 2018 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

VW targets solid-state battery production by 2025

Solid-state batteries have the potential to realize a major step up in performance and safety of electric cars, which is why every major automaker worth its salt is... read more June 25, 2018 by


 
Romain Dumas drives the Volkswagen ID R at 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

VW ID R electric racer smashes Pikes Peak record

Volkswagen has done it. The German automaker's ID R electric race car has not only broken the record for electric cars in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, it's also... read more June 25, 2018 by


 
2019 Volkswagen Jetta Bonneville Salt Flats racer

VW to tackle Bonneville speed record with 2019 Jetta

Volkswagen will take on the Bonneville Salt Flats this August with a specially prepared version of its redesigned 2019 Jetta. The car's mission? Break the current speed... read more June 24, 2018 by


 
VW ID R at Pikes Peak

VW details the engineering behind charging ID R Pikes Peak racer

Volkswagen will attempt to set a new record at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb for the electric-car class with the ID R electric racer on June 24. But even before the... read more June 19, 2018 by


 
Twin-engined Volkswagen Golf used to race up Pikes Peak

Meet the crazy twin-engine Golf that VW used for its last Pikes Peak attempt

It might look like nothing more than a Golf that's been prepped for motorsport duty, but this VW packs a twin-engined, high-altitude secret. The Pikes Peak International Hill... read more June 17, 2018 by


 
VW to use quantum computers in electric-car battery development

VW to use quantum computing to develop tailored batteries for its EVs

Volkswagen says quantum computers may help the company develop batteries customized to future electric vehicles, the German automaker said June 8. The news last week came... read more June 12, 2018 by


 
Scene from "Bumblebee"

The first trailer is out for Transformers spinoff “Bumblebee”

Paramount Pictures on Tuesday released the first trailer for the new Transformers spinoff movie “Bumblebee.” Heading to cinemas this Christmas, the movie, as its... read more June 5, 2018 by


 
VW ID R testing at Pikes Peak

Volkswagen ID R hits Pikes Peak for first test run

Volkswagen's lightweight electric racer, the ID R, has taken to Pikes Peak for its first test run. VW announced on Friday that the ID R had taken to the Pikes Peak... read more June 4, 2018 by


 
2018 Volkswagen Golf R

Will the next VW Golf R dish out 400 horsepower?

Volkswagen is hard at work prepping the MkVIII Golf, which should arrive sometime in the next year or so. That also means we'll have a fresh take on the GTI and the hot hatch... read more May 31, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen testing the I.D. R Pikes Peak race car

Volkswagen goes lightweight with the I.D. R Pikes Peak electric race car

Aerodynamics and power are two very important focus points for any race car. Another is dropping as much weight as possible. If you have a vehicle that doesn't weigh much... read more May 25, 2018 by


 
VW MOIA ride-sharing concept car

Report: Apple to use VW vans for first self-driving service

Apple and the Volkswagen Group have reportedly forged a deal that will see VW's Transporter van, the modern version of the iconic Microbus, used by Apple for its first... read more May 24, 2018 by


 
VW to support Americas Rallycross Series

VW commits to new Americas Rallycross series

Volkswagen has thrown its support behind the newly minted Americas Rallycross series (ARX) and announced it will enter the competition with its Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross... read more May 22, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen ID electric car concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Production VW ID hatchback to look just like concept

Volkswagen's Golf-sized electric hatchback due in 2020 will closely resemble the show car that previewed it: the ID concept rolled out in 2016 at the Paris auto show. The... read more May 22, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen is focused on aerodynamics with its ID R Pikes Peak racer

Volkswagen chases extreme downforce for its ID R Pikes Peak racer

Volkswagen returns to the the International Pikes Peak Hill Climb on June 24, and the German automaker is going high-tech with its new race car, the ID R. This all-electric... read more May 21, 2018 by


 
 

 
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