March 9th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart
VW is not resting idly by while the public wonders how to view the company in the future. Reeling from a few chaotic years brought on by the famous diesel scandal, the company has been very busy putting its money where its mouth is. And the future of the company is electric and autonomous.
September 16th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan
It's one of the hottest debates in the EV enthusiast community these days: what's the best battery approach for automakers — vertical integration or simply buying batteries from top battery producers? Either approach could end up with lower costs and more advanced battery tech, depending on how the future rolls out*
September 13th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan
More or less, this story could be about Daimler, BMW, Ford, GM, Toyota, Honda, or any other major automaker. In fact, while this article was in the works, a couple of Daimler execs came out and admitted a couple of the core challenges in a rather direct way. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne did the same a year and a half ago in his own dramatic style. But the complexity of the story means that it's not a black and white issue and it also goes far beyond the statements referenced above
September 12th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan
Volkswagen Group isn't fooling around any longer, in my opinion. There's plenty of room to remain cynical, but Volkswagen Group indicated yesterday that it is putting genuine skin in the game — big time.
Before I discuss the announcements further, let's go through a quick thought exercise
July 15th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor
Editor's Note: Below is a repost from TeslaMondo that is followed by excerpts from an EV Annex post that further builds on the topic, with the topic being crazy anti-Tesla quotes from non-Tesla auto company execs
May 24th, 2017 | by James Ayre
Following the apparent culmination of the Volkswagen diesel emissions cheating scandal, the German giant has been on something of a PR blitz, seemingly trying to convince onlookers that the company has refocused and will now be embracing electric vehicles, self-driving tech, etc.
Apparently, though, there is still a lot of internal resistance to this change of course, going by recent comments made by the Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller
June 18th, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan
Originally published on EV Obsession. Context & commentary: As you well know, Volkswagen got its shoes knocked off last year [&hellip
January 26th, 2016 | by Kyle Field
2015 was a challenging year for Volkswagen, to put it mildly. The company was found to have been intentionally bypassing [&hellip
September 15th, 2015 | by Zachary Shahan
Originally published on EV Obsession: As I’ve written before, there are no “Tesla fighters” to date, and concept cars that [&hellip
May 9th, 2015 | by Guest Contributor
Originally published on TeslaMondo. With Model X approaching, it’s time to speculate about what rival automakers will say when their [&hellip
March 29th, 2014 | by Robyn Purchia
Originally published on Gas2. The Porsche hybrid 918 Spyder went into production last year thanks to the “outstanding customer response” for the [&hellip