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Can solid state batteries power up for the next generation of EVs?

Lithium-ion batteries power almost every new phone, laptop and electric vehicle. But unlike processors or solar panels, which have improved exponentially, lithium-ion batteries have inched along with only incremental gains. For the last decade, developers of solid state battery systems have promised products that are vastly safer, lighter and more powerful. Those promises largely evaporated into the ether — leaving behind a vapor stream of disappointing products, failed startups and retreating r...
Tags: Transportation, Colorado, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, United States, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Bill Gates, Gm, Panasonic, Volkswagen, Dyson, Electric, Seeo, Stanford University


Volkswagen Reprises Blue Lagoon GLI for 2021 Show Car

Among water-cooled Volkswagen aficionados, the Mark 5 2004 Jetta GLI in a color called Blue Lagoon has become a unicorn. With this in mind, for 2021 Volkswagen rolled out a Jetta GLI concept car that reprises its sought-after predecessor.   Volkswagen limited the GTI 1337, a special edition made two years prior to the Blue […] The post Volkswagen Reprises Blue Lagoon GLI for 2021 Show Car appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Germany, Marketing, Events, Autos, Volkswagen, Gli, Blue Lagoon, Jetta, Enthusiasm, Enthusiast, News Blog, Show Cars, Show Car, Tuner Car


Hyundai just unveiled its stunning EV to compete with Tesla and Volkswagen - tour the brand-new Ioniq 5

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. Hyundai The 2022 Ioniq 5 is the first battery-electric car from Hyundai's dedicated EV brand. With the biggest battery and rear-wheel drive, Hyundai estimates it to return about 300 miles. No price was announced at this time, but you can expect them to arrive in the US later this year. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Back in August, Hyundai revealed plans to create a dedicated brand for battery-electric vehicles called Ioniq. This week, the aut...
Tags: Transportation, US, Trends, Tesla, Autos, Volkswagen, EVs, Hyundai, Motor Trend, Electric Cars, Hyundai Ioniq, Ioniq, Hyundai Hyundai, Kristen Lee, BITranspo, 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5


The Station: The lidar SPAC craze and 10 investors give their mobility predictions

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox.  Hi friends and new readers, welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. Before you get to reading The Station, a small update for you. As transportation editor — a new title I gained last month — I am focused on building a team and deepening our co...
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VW and Audi to resume production in Mexico after winter storm gas shortage

Filed under: Auto News,Plants/Manufacturing,Audi,Volkswagen Continue reading VW and Audi to resume production in Mexico after winter storm gas shortage VW and Audi to resume production in Mexico after winter storm gas shortage originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 22 Feb 2021 08:17:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Mexico, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Audi, Auto News, Plants/Manufacturing


2022 Porsche 911 GT3: Powertrain Specs, Aerodynamics, Interior Features & More

Eventually, the engineers at Porsche will only be able to get so much performance out of the 911 platform. Some day, someone in Stuttgart will say, “That’s as far as we can go with this.” Someday, but not today. Because the 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 is here, and, mein gott in himmel! “Whether it’s a customer enjoying their favorite twisty back road or taking to the track, the new 911 GT3 promises to be among the most exciting and rewarding cars we make,” said Kjell Gruner, President and CEO of Por...
Tags: Porsche, Autos, Volkswagen, Stuttgart, Porsche Cars North America Inc, PDK, Porsche Cars North America, Car News, Tony Borroz, Kjell Gruner, Shark Blue, Aerodynamics Wing Positions Aerodynamics


How Much Does Volkswagen Maintenance Cost On Average?

The average annual repair cost for a Volkswagen is $672, according to RepairPal estimates.2020 and 2021 Volkswagen vehicles come with complimentary maintenance for your first two years of ownership.Extended warranty coverage and prepaid maintenance plans can help with unexpected repairs and routine Volkswagen service fees. Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Ever since its famous ad in the 1960s, Volkswagen has made it ...
Tags: Vw, Ford, Autos, Toyota, Bmw, Volkswagen, Honda, Audi, Nissan, Volkswagen Touareg, Vehicle Ownership, Auto Warranty, RepairPal Volkswagen, Toyotas Volkswagen, Volkswagen Care, Volkswagen Care Extra Services


Volkswagen Launches New Turbo Edition Models Of Polo and Vento In India

Volkswagen India has launched new limited-run Turbo Edition models of the Polo...
Tags: India, Autos, Volkswagen, Volkswagen India


Here are some of the car models most likely to be in shorter supply due to the global chip shortage

New Chevys for sale fill the lot at Raymond Chevrolet in Antioch, Illinois, July 17, 2014. John Gress/Corbis/Getty Images Car dealerships are already reflecting the slowdown in manufacturing due to the global chip shortage. Shoppers may see higher prices and lower availability of certain car models. Car companies began halting production in January and expect to lose billions this year. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A global shortage of computer chips has caused s...
Tags: Transportation, Japan, News, Mexico, Cars, Trends, General Motors, Bloomberg, Ford, Gm, Chrysler, Toyota, Bmw, Volkswagen, Dodge, Honda


2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T SEL Review – Subtract Seats, Keep the Comfort

Several years ago now, I called the Volkswagen Atlas three-row “German comfort food.” It remains that – a boxy, slightly bland crossover that nonetheless does the basics well. Enter the Cross Sport, which is supposed to liven things up, at least a little, by being lowered and shortened, while losing the weight that comes with […] The post 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T SEL Review – Subtract Seats, Keep the Comfort appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Volkswagen, Car Reviews, New Cars, Volkswagen Atlas, Atlas Cross Sport, Cross Sport, Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport


Toyota will finally offer full EVs this year - a major step for the undisputed king of hybrid cars

Toyota said it will offer three new electrified vehicles in the US market this year. Toyota Toyota said it will build three new electrified cars for the US market this year. Two will be battery-electric and one will be a plug-in hybrid. The unknown BEVs will be the first mass-produced BEVs from Toyota. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Toyota is the undisputed king of hybrid cars. And now, years after prioritizing hybrid cars, the automaker says it will launch three n...
Tags: Transportation, California, US, Trends, Plug-In Hybrids, Autos, Toyota, Volkswagen, EVs, Electric Cars, Phev, Hybrid Cars, Akio Toyoda, Toyota Toyota, Kristen Lee, TNGA


Industry leaders urge Biden to take action as a critical shortage of computer chips could cost automakers billions

President Joe Biden delivers remarks in the State Dining Room at the White House on February 5, 2021. Stefani Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images A shortage of semiconductor chips could cost car companies as much as $61 billion this year.  Production has already been delayed at some Toyota, Nissan, Volkswagen and Ford plants. A group of executives at US chip companies urged Biden to prioritize funding for semiconductor manufacturing and research. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stori...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Japan, News, Congress, Abc, Mexico, White House, Cars, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Ford, Chrysler, Sia


Audi Boss Paints Gloomy Picture for Small Automobiles

While Europe often appears as a safe haven for punchy subcompacts, the reality is that the continent’s biggest sellers happen to be reasonably sized automobiles equipped with a tepid engine option. The Volkswagen Golf, Toyota Corolla, and Škoda Octavia (especially if you happen to travel through any former satellite states of the Soviet Union) are absolutely […] The post Audi Boss Paints Gloomy Picture for Small Automobiles appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Automotive Industry, Volkswagen, Audi, EVs, Electrification, Soviet Union, Volkswagen Group, News Blog, Product Planning, Industry Trends, Small Cars


From Tesla's wildest Model S yet to Rivian's off-road pickup, these are the 14 coolest upcoming EVs set to hit the road in 2021

The Lucid Air will take direct aim at the Tesla Model S when deliveries start next year. Lucid 2020 was a massive year for electric vehicles, but 2021 may be even better.  Battery-powered pickups, SUVs, luxury sedans, and more — ranging from around $40,000 into the  six figures — will hit US roads by the end of 2021.  Over the next year, upstarts like Rivian, Bollinger, and Lucid are set to deliver their debut vehicles, while established brands like Mercedes-Benz, GMC, and Volkswagen will ...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Cars, US, Trends, Tesla, Porsche, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Auto Industry, Autos, Epa, Bmw, Volkswagen, Audi, Nissan


Volkswagen is looking into developing a flying car in China

The logo of German carmaker Volkswagen is seen on a rim cap in a showroom of a Volkswagen car dealer in Brussels Reuters Volkswagen is investigating the feasibility of producing flying cars in China. The German company is also looking into developing drones that can be licensed. Volkswagen is one of many companies that is exploring the development of flying vehicles. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Volkswagen is conducting research in China about developing flying c...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, News, China, Cars, Trends, Brussels, Volkswagen, Flying Cars, Volkswagen AG, Reuters Volkswagen, Tech Insider, Board of Management of Volkswagen, Grace Kay, Toyota Airbus, Boeing Hyundai


Our 2021 Guide to Kumho Tires

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Kumho Review In Our Opinion: Kumho is best for high-performance and all-season models. The tire manufacturer delivers fuel-efficient, technologically advanced designs without sacrificing affordability. It may not be the best for winter or all-terrain tire buyers, but Kumho is a reputable tire company otherwise. Industry Standing: Tire Variety: Affordability: ...
Tags: Autos, Tires, Michelin, Volkswagen, Nhtsa, Pirelli, Cooper, Atlanta Georgia, Goodyear, Kumho, Gwangju South Korea, Vehicle Ownership, Kristin McClure, UTQG, Kumho Tires, Kumho Review


The Best Family Cars to Buy This Year

Safety ratings, size, comfort and space are all essential considerations when you’re looking to purchase a vehicle that will serve as the family car. SUVs, minivans and sedans are the most popular choices for family cars, with good reason. Extra room, cupholders and entertainment systems to keep the young ones, tweens and teens happily occupied when you’re on a road trip or a long drive are must haves when choosing a family car. More important still are high scores when it comes to crash test an...
Tags: Vw, Ford, Autos, Chrysler, Toyota, Volkswagen, Honda, Nissan, Kia, Subaru, Mazda, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Toyota Sienna, Kia Sedona, Useful News, Other News


Pass the Chips: VW Group Demands More Semiconductors for Europe

Residual complications from COVID-19 lockdowns and overdependency on Central Asian suppliers have left most of the automotive industry fretting over where they’ll be sourcing their semiconductor chips in 2021. What started as an issue forcing a handful of manufacturers to rejigger their assembly schedules has evolved into a worldwide problem. This week, practically every automaker […] The post Pass the Chips: VW Group Demands More Semiconductors for Europe appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Industry, Vw, Autos, Automotive Industry, Supply, Volkswagen, Suppliers, Semiconductor, Industry News, Demand, VW Group, News Blog, COVID, Supply Chain Issues, Chip Shortage


The Five-Seater Volkswagen Tiguan Will Make A Comeback In Facelifted Guise

Earlier last month, Volkswagen revealed some details about the the India 2.0...
Tags: India, Autos, Volkswagen


A critical shortage of computer chips could cost automakers billions this year - now a group of Senators wants the White House to step in

FILE PHOTO: VW re-starts Europe's largest car factory after coronavirus shutdown Reuters A shortage of semiconductor chips could cost car companies as much as $61 billion this year.  Production has already been delayed at some Toyota, Nissan, Volkswagen, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler plants. A group of lawmakers has urged the Biden administration to step in and help.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Several senators have called for the White House to combat a global c...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Europe, Japan, News, Abc, Mexico, White House, Cars, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Vw, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota


After the internet debunked a $1.6 million supercar's 316 mph record, it tried again - just not as fast

The 2021 SSC Tuatara at the Kennedy Space Center. SSC The $1.6 million SSC Tuatara recently attempted a third record for world's fastest production car. The first record run was controversial and the second run suffered from engine failure. The car achieved an average top speed of 282.9 mph, making it the fastest production car. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. They say the third time's the charm.On January 17, boutique automaker SSC North America gave its third crack at...
Tags: Transportation, Florida, Trends, World Records, Autos, Volkswagen, Shelby, Kennedy Space Center, SSC, Tuatara, Ehra Lessien, Kristen Lee, Johnny Bohmer, Racelogic, SSC Tuatara, BITranspo


Enjoy This 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Video Tutorial Hosted by a VW Executive

The ID.4 is VW’s first all-electric SUV with a starting MSRP of $39,995.* In this video, Hein Schafer, Senior Vice President, Product Marketing & Strategy for Volkswagen of America, Inc. walks us through the new electric SUV. Schafer covers everything from the exterior design and interior technology to rear cargo and passenger space. This video will help if you are considering a new VW ID.4 SUV. *Although free for you, Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you click this link. ...
Tags: Reviews, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Overview, Volkswagen of America Inc, VW Executive, SUV Schafer


Elon Musk says Tesla has held 'preliminary discussions' to license its Autopilot software to other manufacturers

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Elon Musk said Tesla has held early talks to license its software with other car manufacturers. The CEO has said in the past he is not looking to edge out other competitors, but rather simply advance the technology. Musk said the "full self-driving" software may be functional without an operator within the year, reaching Level 5 autonomy. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company has been in early talks...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Elon Musk, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Ford, Volkswagen, Self-driving Car, Musk, John Krafcik, Autopilot, Ev, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI


A global computer chip shortage could mean $61 billion in lost sales for automakers like Toyota and Nissan

FILE PHOTO: VW re-starts Europe's largest car factory after coronavirus shutdown Reuters A global shortage of semiconductor chips could cause car companies to lose as much as $61 billion in revenue, Bloomberg reports. Production of several car models has already been delayed at some Toyota, Nissan, Volkswagen, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler plants. The supply chain disruption comes when the industry was just beginning to recover from COVID-19 lockdowns. Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Europe, Japan, News, Abc, Mexico, Cars, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Vw, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Volkswagen


REVIEW: The $34,000 Hyundai Sonata's practicality and radical design prove SUVs aren't always the answer

2020 Hyundai Sonata Limited. Kristen Lee The new Hyundai Sonata has a fresh new design that looks great. It's a midsize sedan that competes with the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. Base MSRP for the 2021 model is $23,700. After minimal options, my top-trim 2020 loaner cost $34,590. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As a fan of sedans, it's hard not to feel left out these days.Being the big sellers that they are, it seems like crossovers, trucks, and SUVs are the ones getti...
Tags: Transportation, US, Trends, General Motors, Ford, Autos, Toyota, Volkswagen, Honda, Hyundai, Environmental Protection Agency, Sonata, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Toyota Camry, Koi


Volkswagen teases Project Trinity flagship electric car

Volkswagen has a mysterious new electric-car development program called Project Trinity that's expected to yield a high-end EV with advanced driver-assist tech.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Volkswagen, Electric Cars


VW Golf Production Ends for U.S. Market. Here is a Brief Look Back at Each Generation

After 47 years, seven generations, and nearly 2.5 million models sold, VW Golf production for the United States market has ended. VW expects the remaining 2021 Golf models, assembled in Puebla, Mexico, to meet consumer demand through the end of the year. As part of the phase-out, the VW Golf comes in just one trim level, the TSI, for 2021. VW is shuttering the traditional Golf to make way for the 2022 Golf GTI and Golf R, due this fall. So, technically, the Golf name will continue in the Unit...
Tags: United States, Vw, Golf, Autos, Detroit Lions, Volkswagen, GTI, Scott Keogh, TSI, Puebla Mexico, Volkswagen of America Inc, VW Golf, Golf SportWagen, Car News, Carl Anthony, Midwest Automotive Media Association


New Truck Launches & Big Business Partnerships Indicate a Strong Year Ahead for EV Adoption

According to Allied Market Research, the global vehicle electrification market is projected to reach $140.29 billion by 2027. Consumer interest in electric vehicles (EVs) has grown steadily since the Nissan Leaf, the longest-selling EV nameplate still available today (the Leaf was launched just over 10 years ago). The current EV market is much more diverse, with offerings available from legacy manufacturers, industry disruptors (like Tesla), and start-ups. Flashy new model launches have sent ...
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QOTD: VW Golf – Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone? [UPDATED]

  VW today announced the end of the road for the base Golf for North America. The question is, will you miss the base Golf when it’s gone? Don’t weep too long, as the 2021 Golf is still being produced in quantities that should last through the end of the year. Before that, a 2022 […] The post QOTD: VW Golf – Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone? [UPDATED] appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Germany, Global, Sales, German, Vw, Golf, Autos, Volkswagen, North America, Tuner, News Blog, Tuners, Question of the Day, Golf R, Water-cooled


QOTD: VW Golf – Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone?

  VW today announced the end of the road for the Golf, after four decades, nearly 2.5 million sales, and seven generations of the venerable brand. The question is, will you miss the Golf when it’s gone? Don’t weep too long, as the 2021 Golf is still being produced in quantities that should last through […] The post QOTD: VW Golf – Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Germany, Global, Sales, German, Vw, Golf, Autos, Volkswagen, Tuner, News Blog, Tuners, Question of the Day, Golf R, Water-cooled



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