#VOLKSWAGEN

Sales

Retail Car Sales Jump 8% in China

Wholesales and retail demand remain on revival track
#Geely #asia #Volkswagen

Diesel

Auto Alliance Backs VW Plea on Emission Updates

Arguing to block regional enforcement of pollution-tampering laws
#Volkswagen #europe #emissions

Hybrid

Isn’t it Ioniq, Don’t You Think?

Hyundai launches EV sub-brand, starting with 2021 “5” crossover
#BMW #Hyundai #GeneralMotors

Regulations

Another Four Ex-Audi Officials Charged in Diesel Scandal

Continuing probes lengthen list of implicated executives
#Volkswagen #europe #people

Business

Love and Cars

What a recent survey found about how Americans feel about brands
#Ford #Subaru #Volkswagen

Batteries

Yes, Hybrids Still Matter

Hybrids—mild, full and plug-in—are likely to continue to be important as the automotive industry makes the transition to full electrification. An examination in three parts.
#Ford #BMW #GeneralMotors

Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing for Supercars

Bugatti’s titanium tailpipe cuts weight by 39%
#Volkswagen #HP #Bugatti

GM Drops Facebook, Again

Joins Ford, Honda, VW in protest over hateful content
#HarleyDavidson #Chevrolet #Ford

Economics

A Tough Week for Carmakers

Lousy financial results but considerable optimism that the worst is over.
#Ford #Volkswagen #Chevrolet

Mobility

New Hampshire Readies Flying Cars…for Roads

“Jetson Bill” targets roadable aircrafts
#Geely #Hyundai #Honda

Production

SEAT Knows C-19 Isn’t Over

Preparing for when its people come back from their August holidays
#SEAT #Volkswagen #europe

Regulations

Foretellix Aims to Fortify Autonomous Testing

Much more testing is needed, but it’s the quality not quantity that will make the difference
#tech #Volkswagen #Volvo

Autonomous Vehicles

Toyota’s New World View: A “Woven Planet”

Software holding company includes former TRI-AD autonomous vehicle unit
#Google #Toyota #Bosch

Lidar Supplier Luminar Adds Auto Veterans as Production Nears

Team will support 2022 launch with Volvo Cars
#Aptiv #TRW #Lear

AI

JLR Develops Touchless Touchscreen

AI-based system promises to reduce driver distraction and alleviate COVID-19 risks
#BMW #Land Rover #Volkswagen

Regulations

FCA Offices in Europe Raided in Diesel Cheating Probe

Under scrutiny, again, for using illegal control software
#Jeep #Fiat #AlfaRomeo

Design

Convert a 1990s Land Rover to Electric Power—for $185,000+

Pricey retrofit package includes California dreaming color combos  
#Land Rover #BorgWarner #Volkswagen

Business

Suppliers’ Legal Battle Rattle EV Plans at Ford, GM, VW

Outcome could threaten timing of EV programs at all three carmakers
#Ford #asia #GeneralMotors

Production

Startup Plans U.K.’s First Big EV Battery Plant

Aim is to begin lithium-ion cell production in 2023.
#Volkswagen #europe #facilities

Infrastructure

New York Charges Ahead on EVs

Funding approved for 55,000 charging stations by 2025
#Volkswagen