Volkswagen

Volkswagen
Hold up on that whole Voltswagen thing, says Volkswagen AG: Report

In the Before Times, this week would be the New York International Auto Show, which would be full of big reveals and brand news. Because it’s not happening this year at this time, automakers are still utilizing the time to drop news. Unfortunately, it’s also the week of April 1. April Fools’ Day is a […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/30/2021
Introducing Voltswagen: The peoples’ electric car company… wait, huh?

Yesterday we reported that Volkswagen, which literally means the peoples’ car in German, was going to go through a name change in the United States. Those reports apparently are correct, as Volkswagen is officially stating that it has a new name for U.S. operations that ushers in a new era of e-Mobility. That name? Voltswagen. […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/30/2021
Volkswagen’s U.S. operations to get a new name: Report [Updated]

As Volkswagen is heading toward even more EV in its fleet, it’s apparently changing the name of its U.S. operations division as well, according to a report. That name? Voltswagen. According to CNBC, Volkswagen intends on changing its name to Voltswagen in the United States. This naming would apply to all of the company’s EV […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/29/2021
Ford Europe getting EV and PHEV Transits, build electric one-ton Volkswagen vans

Ford announced today that it will add all-electric and plug-in hybrid versions of its next-generation Transit commercial van. Production for both the Transit EV and PHEV will start in 2023 at Ford’s Otosan facility in Kocaeli, Turkey with sales commencing in Europe first. In addition, Ford will also build a one-ton commercial van for Volkswagen […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/16/2021
Volkswagen to significantly increase battery production, further expand charging network

During its first Power Day, Volkswagen revealed its road map to 2030 and has placed making battery technology accessible to everyone at the center of its electrification offensive. To do that, the company is pushing with its planned increase in battery production to meet higher demand, especially in Europe. “E-mobility has become core business for […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/15/2021
Volkswagen’s ID.4 cross-country road trip is underway and here’s what happened on Day 1

Last week, we told you that the folks at Volkswagen were going to take the new ID.4 crossover battery electric vehicle on a cross-country road trip. There’s nothing more American than the road trip, so it’d made sense for VW to take its electric family hauler on one to prove that it is capable. Here’s […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/15/2021
Real-world DCFC charging speeds tested for the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4

Volkswagen‘s new ID.4 electric crossover is the brand’s first attempt at a long-range, everyday car replacement here in the United States. With the first models having around 250 miles of range, that’s more than enough to cover the day-to-day grind. But if you want to go on a road trip, you’re going to need to […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/11/2021
Volkswagen taking new ID.4 on a road trip across the country

Road trips are a staple in the American experience. While most people don’t drive that far daily, or even on the weekends, being able to hop in a car and drive across the country is what many of us long to do. The problem is, in an EV, is can it be done? Is the […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/11/2021
Volkswagen’s Project Trinity teased as an all-electric sedan

Volkswagen has teased Project Trinity, an upcoming yet-to-be-named all-electric sedan that appears to be a flagship vehicle. The name of the project is derived from three themes: state-of-the-art technology, simplification of the supply structure, and fully networked intelligent production at Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg plant where the car will be built. “Trinity is a sort of crystallization […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/8/2021
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 performance metrics tested

Recently, we had a chance to spend a day in the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 electric crossover. It’s not the brand’s first fully electric vehicle in the United States, but it is the first attempt at a 50 state, mass adopted product. Our test unit was a rear-wheel drive 1st Edition product. That means it makes […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/5/2021