2024 Volkswagen ID. Buzz to make North American debut at SXSW

South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas will serve as the venue for the North American debut of the highly anticipated 2024 Volkswagen ID. Buzz. Essentially a battery-electric incarnation of the iconic Microbus, this new van will join the ID.4 in the brand’s U.S. lineup. During the conference, European-spec ID. Buzz models will frequent two […]

by Stefan Ogbac
CES 2022 confirms EVs are coming whether you like it or not

EVs are coming, whether you like it or not. If you’re reading this site, you presumably already know that, but this latest CES in Las Vegas — and virtually — pretty much confirms our electron future of transportation. GM took the opportunity to show off an electric Silverado. When you add that to the electric […]

by Chad Kirchner
Volkswagen Group outlines production plans for upcoming EVs

Volkswagen Group has announced the next step in the electrification of its production facilities and where its new vehicles will be made. As part of Planning Round 70, the company has revealed that it will expand its New Auto strategy to support its goal of becoming the global market leader in electric mobility by 2025. […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Autopia 2099 is Radwood’s techie cousin and that’s a good thing

Electrification is such a big deal these days. Automakers are scrambling to electrify vehicles and people, especially enthusiasts, are eager to see what it will do to cars and car culture. Between curiosity and the need to move to something more sustainable, consumers want to learn what electrification can do for them. For car enthusiasts, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Watch: Charge Across America EV rally is underway right now

Charge Across America is a cross-country EV rally where 5 teams are competing for glory—- and a $10,000 prize — while helping promote the usability of modern EVs, while also highlighting areas that need improved. The rally is currently still going on, and a full documentary of the experience will air on network television. We […]

by Chad Kirchner
2022 Volkswagen ID.5 is the style-focused sibling of the ID.4

The wraps have officially come off the 2022 Volkswagen ID.5, the sexier, more stylish sibling to the ID.4 crossover. Both vehicles have a similar exterior footprint and a lower roofline. Most of the differences are toward the rear where the C-pillar is angled more dramatically, giving the ID.5 a wedge shape instead of a more […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Volkswagen ID.4 gets Guinness World Record for the longest continuous journey by an EV

The Volkswagen ID.4 is now a recipient of the Guinness World Record for the longest continuous journey by a nonsolar battery-electric vehicle in a single country. Behind the wheel was experienced long-distance driver Rainer Zietlow and photographer Derek Collins. The pair initially departed from Volkswagen of America’s headquarters in Herndon, Virginia on a mission to […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2021 Rebelle Rally has a lot of electrified vehicles in the field

The 2021 Rebelle Rally is shaping up to be a big year thanks to several electrified vehicles entering the event. This eight-day women’s off-road competition covers over 1,000 miles across the states of Nevada and California and is one of the longest and toughest rally raid events of the year in the U.S. In addition […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Hot or Cold: 2021 IAA Mobility Munich Motor Show reveal recap

During a pandemic, auto shows are lacking a lot of relevancy. In fact, we predicted their demise last year. But that doesn’t mean that they aren’t happening at all, and the IAA Mobility show in Munich was the first chance in awhile for manufacturers to show of new and future products. IAA Mobility was filled […]

by Chad Kirchner
Volkswagen ID.3 GTX confirmed for production: Report

Volkswagen is poised to continue its hot hatch heritage as it electrifies its lineup. Brand boss Ralf Brandstätter revealed to Auto Express at the 2021 Munich auto show that the ID.X Concept has gotten the green light for production. That car was essentially a thinly veiled Volkswagen ID.3 GTX and was ready for production. “The […]

by Stefan Ogbac