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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    It takes a special kind of person to sit in the back of a Rolls Royce and think: “I can do better than this.” But that’s exactly what Pete Casciato thought to himself on his way to a childhood friend’s wedding. A born entrepreneur, Pete threw himself headlong into a major project involving an...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    Speaking at the recent Formula E Berlin e-Prix, Audi’s head of development, Peter Mertens, outlined the brand’s plans for its electric vehicles, which include an electric supercar and performance versions of the upcoming e-tron models. “You can very well imagine that at some point we will have...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen will rapidly build a nationwide EV charging network at hundreds of sites across 40 states within the next 3 years, according to new plans revealed last week. The new network stands to dramatically expand the long-distance driving utility of current and future all-electric vehicles...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    The EPA has officially announced that the Volkswagen e-Golf has a range of 125 miles, a 50% improvement over the previous model. That’s thanks to a new lithium ion battery that has an increased capacity of 34.8 kWh, up 30% from the the last e-Golf. The EPA estimates that the 2017 e-Golf will...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    The next member of the all-electric Volkswagen ID family is set to premiere at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next month. VW describes the new model as “a multi-functional vehicle for a new era,” but the teaser pictures make it look remarkably like a microbus. Volkswagen...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche are joining Daimler, the BMW Group, and Ford to create the highest-powered charging network in Europe. The network will establish a standard charging system for the brands and help speed up charging times. Using the Combined Charging System, all of the automakers’...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen has set a goal of selling 25 million electric cars by 2025 and the new I.D. Concept is the very first signpost revealing what the brand’s new range of EVs will be like.  The I.D. is wearing an entirely new design DNA which VW will use with its electric cars to set them apart moving...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    We reported yesterday that Volkswagen expected that it would need to sell 1,000,000 electric vehicles a year by 2025 to abide by emissions rules, and now we’re getting the first hints of that commitment. Automotive News Europe reports that the new e-Golf will be able to travel up to 300 km (186...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    Rumors are surfacing that Volkswagen intends to make an all-electric successor to the Pheaton. The full size luxury car started production in 2002 and the line only stopped this year. The German publication Auto Bild reports that a company spokesman was recently quoted as saying “The Phaeton is...
  10. Misc. Professional Racing
    VW's Frank Welsch says that rallycross racing is the perfect arena for all-electric competition. Indeed, the head of technical development for the Volkswagen brand told Autocar that he is already discussing the idea with organizers. “I can certainly imagine a championship done with all-electric...
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