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Review: 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Adds Wireless CarPlay With Multi-Screen Support for Apple Maps Directions

With wireless CarPlay becoming more and more common among car manufacturers, Volkswagen is another brand that has embraced the technology and I recently had a chance to test out the German automaker's implementation in the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan. The 2021 Tiguan is available in five trims, starting with S trim at a little over $25,000 and going up to the SEL Premium R-Line at just about $40,000. My test vehicle was the SEL trim at a step below the high-end, and it comes in at around $32,500 p...
Tags: Apple, Vw, Volkswagen, SEL, Digital Cockpit, SEL Premium R Line, wireless CarPlay


Volkswagen Confirms New Investment Cycle for Its Plants in Brazil

By Marcelo RochabrunSAO PAULO (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG has finalized a commitment to launch a new investment cycle in Brazil, the continent's top...
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Chinese EV maker Nio is stepping outside of China for the first time

Chinese electric vehicle maker Nio has chosen a Norway — an EV hotspot — for its first foray into international markets. Nio Norway will offer a European version of ES8, Nio’s flagship electric SUV, to Norwegian customers from September this year. The ET7 sedan will follow in 2022. “The decision to have Norway as our first destination overseas is backed by long-term thinking,” Nio founder William Li explained at an event Thursday. “Norway is the most EV-friendly company.” Among the European coun...
Tags: TC, Transportation, China, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Norway, Volkswagen, Audi, Oslo, Li, Norges Bank, NIO, Kristiansand, William Li


Volkswagen CEO Says European Battery Plans Could Include JVs, IPOs

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen is looking for outside money in its plan to build up to six battery cell factories in Europe by 2030, Chief...
Tags: Europe, Frankfurt, Volkswagen, Reuters Volkswagen


10 things you need to know before the opening bell

JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images Welcome to 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Sign up for Insider Investing for your weekly markets analysis.1. Global stocks gain after US jobs and oil demand data fuel economic optimism. See what markets are doing today.2. Bill Gates transferred stock worth about $2.4 billion to Melinda Gates. The tech billionaire moved some of his holdings on the same day they announced their divorce.3. New r...
Tags: Global, US, Trends, Bank Of England, Bill Gates, SEC, Volkswagen, Melinda Gates, John Williams, Baillie Gifford, Kraken, Bloomberg Intelligence, Andrew Bailey, Gary Gensler, New York Fed, The IRS


Volkswagen Profits Jump as China Leads Pandemic Rebound

Volkswagen's earnings bounced back strongly in the first quarter.
Tags: China, Volkswagen


Volkswagen Lifts Margin Target on Demand for Premium Cars

By Christoph SteitzFRANKFURT (Reuters) -Volkswagen, Europe's largest car maker, raised its operating margin target for 2021 on Thursday, pointing...
Tags: Volkswagen, Christoph, Reuters Volkswagen Europe


Premium Cars Lift Volkswagen's Margins Despite Chip Woes

By Christoph Steitz and Jan SchwartzFRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen raised its operating margin target for this year after strong demand for...
Tags: Volkswagen, Christoph Steitz, Jan SchwartzFRANKFURT Reuters Volkswagen


Rental car companies are turning to used car auctions to regrow fleets amid a massive shortage sending prices skyrocketing

A Hertz car rental location in New Jersey in May 2020. AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File There's a rental-car shortage in the US that's causing fleets to be booked out or booked at high prices. Companies are scrambling to regrow fleets amid high used and new car prices caused by the chip shortage. For rental companies like Hertz, this means turning to avenues like car auctions. See more stories on Insider's business page. The massive rental-car shortage is causing vehicle rental comp...
Tags: US, Trends, Bloomberg, Hawaii, New Jersey, Deutsche Bank, Volkswagen, Hertz, Hyundai, Puerto Rico, Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport, Ford GM, IHS Markit, Maryann Keller, Brittany Chang, Mateusz Slodkowski


How Low Can You Go? Volkswagen Throws Down the Emissions Gauntlet

By Christoph Steitz, Gilles Guillaume and Kate AbnettFRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen has softened its stance on tough new European carbon dioxide...
Tags: Volkswagen, Christoph Steitz Gilles Guillaume, Kate AbnettFRANKFURT Reuters Volkswagen


Volkswagen Passat R36 | Spotted

The R36 promised hefty, usable power in a gratifying package - sounds familiar...
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Argo’s new lidar sensor could help Ford, VW deploy self-driving vehicles at scale

Four years ago, Argo AI made its first acquisition as a young, newly backed self-driving vehicle startup. Now, Argo says its acquisition of lidar company Princeton Lightwave is paying off and is poised to help it deliver autonomous vehicles that can operate commercially on highways and in dense urban areas starting next year. Argo AI unveiled Tuesday details on a long-range lidar sensor that it claims has the ability to see 400 meters away with high-resolution photorealistic quality and the abil...
Tags: Transportation, Washington, Tech, Automotive, Vw, Ford, Autonomous Vehicles, Volkswagen, Argo, Lidar, Aurora, VW Group, Ford Fusion Hybrid, Geiger, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Strip District


Ford, BMW lead Solid Power’s $130M Series B round

A Solid Power manufacturing engineer holds two 20 ampere hour (Ah) all solid-state battery cells for the BMW Group and Ford Motor Company. The 20 ampere hour (Ah) all solid-state battery cells were produced on Solid Power’s Colorado-based pilot production line. Source: Solid Power. Solid state battery systems have long been considered the next breakthrough in battery technology, with multiple startups vying to be the first to commercialization. Automakers have been some of the top investors in...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Colorado, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Bmw, Volkswagen, Ford Motor Company, BMW Group, McKenna, General Motors Ford, SSB, Mark Harris, Ford BMW, Solid State Batteries


Tesla BEV Market Share Triple Volkwagens BEV Share in Q1 2021

Tesla has 25% global market share for unit sales of battery electric vehicles, followed by SAIC Motor with 17%, Volkswagen with 8%, Stellantis with 5% and BYD with 5%. Hyundai-Kia and Renault-Nissan... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Tesla, Innovation, Volkswagen, Renault Nissan, Hyundai Kia, SAIC Motor, Tesla BEV Market Share Triple Volkwagens BEV Share


The Station: Lyft sells its self-driving unit, Uber makes a big product push and Revel jumps into ride-hailing

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 there, new and returning readers. This is The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. We took a week off and now we’re back. Whoop. Let’s catch up on all things transportation. My email inbox is always open. Email me at [email protected]
Tags: TC, Lyft, Uber, Europe, Elon Musk, UK, New York, London, Washington, Senate, Ipo, New York City, US, America, Los Angeles, Linkedin


Volkswagen Expects Chip Supply to Remain Tight in Coming Months

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen expects semiconductor supplies to the car sector to remain tight in coming months, the head of the carmaker's...
Tags: Frankfurt, Volkswagen, Reuters Volkswagen


Tesla currently has 'no competitors,' but its biggest rivals will come from China, auto-manufacturing expert says

Tesla's biggest threat will be Chinese electric-car manufacturers, according to Sandy Munro. Frederic J. Brown/Getty Images Even as EVs boom, Tesla has no real competitors, according to manufacturing expert Sandy Munro. Chinese firms like Nio and XPeng will pose the biggest threat to Tesla, Munro said. Tesla dominates EV sales, but it faces growing competition from startups and traditional automakers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tesla launched its first model, th...
Tags: Elon Musk, Youtube, China, US, Trends, Tesla, Ford, Gm, Ubs, Volkswagen, North America, Geely, Munro, NIO, Mustang Mach, Morgan Stanley Read


Volkswagen under SEC investigation for April Fools’ prank: reports

Financial regulators are looking at how the fake name change to Voltswagen might have influenced its share price, according to Der Spiegel.
Tags: Advertising, SEC, Volkswagen, Voltswagen


SEC Actually Will Investigate Volkswagen Over April Fools’ Prank

We began April talking about Volkswagen’s April Fool’s Day prank that went awry, and we end the month back on the same topic. Circle of life! We’re back on that topic because the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating what happened. We reported, way back at the beginning of the month, that the SEC might […] The post SEC Actually Will Investigate Volkswagen Over April Fools’ Prank appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Autos, SEC, Volkswagen, Securities And Exchange Commission, News Blog, April Fools' Day, Voltswagen


Volkswagen’s April Fool’s Prank Backfires!

In what came as a shock, Volkswagen renamed themselves to Voltswagen in the...
Tags: Autos, Volkswagen, Voltswagen


Volkswagen to Design Chips for Autonomous Vehicles, Says CEO

HAMBURG (Reuters) - Volkswagen plans to design and develop its own high-powered chips for autonomous vehicles, along with the required software,...
Tags: Volkswagen, Hamburg, Reuters Volkswagen


VW Golf R Performance Pack vs. Litchfield GR Yaris

Is Litchfield's tuned Toyota GR Yaris really a threat to Volkswagen's new all-rounder? You better believe it
Tags: Toyota, Volkswagen, Litchfield, Litchfield GR Yaris


U.S. SEC Probes VW 'Voltswagen' Marketing Stunt - Source

By David ShepardsonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has opened an inquiry into the U.S. unit of Volkswagen's AG...
Tags: David, SEC, Volkswagen, Reuters, U S Securities and Exchange Commission, VW Voltswagen Marketing Stunt Source


The SEC is reportedly looking into Volkswagen's botched 'Voltswagen' April Fools' prank

VW's rebrand was all just a late-March April Fools' Day prank. Volkswagen/Tim Levin US regulators are looking into Volkswagen's "Voltswagen" stunt from March, Der Spiegel reports. The early April Fools' Day prank was taken seriously by many in the media and on Wall Street. Volkswagen and the SEC did not return requests for comment. See more stories on Insider's business page. Volkswagen's botched April Fools' Day prank may have landed it in hot water with fin...
Tags: US, America, Trends, Vw, SEC, Volkswagen, Der Spiegel, Wedbush Securities, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Tim Levin, Voltswagen, Voltswagen of America


Volkswagen's CEO to Step Aside at Skoda, Seat -Source

BERLIN (Reuters) -Volkswagen boss Herbert Diess is stepping down as head of the supervisory boards at subsidiaries Seat and Skoda to focus on...
Tags: Berlin, Volkswagen, Seat, Skoda, Herbert Diess, Reuters Volkswagen, Skoda Seat Source


Porsche Santa Clarita’s Wunderground Museum Is An Amazing Sampling Of Porsche History

Why is there a hole in the floor of this Porsche dealership showroom? Oh, there's a brand-new all-carbon Porsche 935 down there. You had my curiosity, but now you have my attention. What is the Wunderground? In what was once used as underground storage for a Saturn dealership, there now exists a gorgeous mini-museum dedicated to all things Porsche. It looks exactly like Porsche Santa Clarita cut a sliver right out of Porsche's own museum in Stuttgart, transported it halfway around the world,...
Tags: Los Angeles, Museum, Porsche, Ford, Autos, Volkswagen, Stuttgart, Santa Clarita, Santa Clarita California, Galpin, Porsche Museum, Wunderground, Galpin Ford, Boeckmann, Taycan Cross Turismo, Porsche Santa Clarita


Droga5 loses its global CSO, and The Richards Group hires a talent and culture exec: Thursday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters. Strategic move Another C-suite exec at Droga5 bows out. This time it’s global chief strategy officer Jonny Bauer, who joined the agency in 2008 and established its highly regarded strategy practice. “While Droga5 has been heralded for its powerful creative ideas, the agency...
Tags: Spotify, New York, Germany, Advertising, General Motors, Tesla, Missouri, New York Times, Fox News, Epa, Las Vegas, Volkswagen, Johnson, Anthony Fauci, Blackstone, Cnbc


2022 Mazda MX-30 EV: Too Little Too Late or Just Right? We Examine The Goods

The Mazda MX-30 made its initial debut at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. It’s a nice-looking crossover, and it has the genes of Mazda’s RX-8 rotary-powered sports car from the early 2000s. Have you seen those center-opening double rear doors, or what Mazda refers to as “freestyle doors?” Well, they are back with a vengeance for the MX-30. Practicality issues aside, every new EV needs a party piece to grab attention. If the Tesla Model X can have falcon doors, the Mazda MX-30 can have suicide doo...
Tags: California, Cars, America, Research, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Tokyo, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Nissan Leaf, Mazda, Mazda North American Operations, HVAC, Jeff Guyton, Guyton, Mazda North American Operations Mazda


Stewart Brand and Brian Eno on “We Are As Gods”

In March 02021, We Are As Gods, the documentary about Long Now co-founder Stewart Brand, premiered at SXSW. As part of the premiere, the documentary’s directors, David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg, hosted a conversation between Brand and fellow Long Now co-founder Brian Eno. (Eno scored the film, contributing 24 original tracks to the soundtrack.) The full conversation can be watched above. A transcript follows below.   David Alvarado: Hi. My name is David Alvarado. I’m one of the directors fo...
Tags: Art, Video, Hollywood, Stanford, Singapore, India, Future, Mit, David, Army, Siberia, Brian, Volkswagen, West Coast, North America, Brian Eno


Porsche makes its case for an all-electric Taycan wagon

Porsche has always gone its own way when it comes to creating new vehicles. It is, after all, the company that continues to stick to the wacky idea that putting the weight of an engine in the rear of a sports car is a great idea. (It is!) So, bucking the crossover trend to create an all-electric, soft-roading wagon with just 20 more millimeters of clearance than their popular electric Taycan sedan isn’t out of character for the brand. Instead, it’s another example of how Porsche approaches elect...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Automotive, United States, Glendale, Porsche, Electric Vehicles, Epa, Volkswagen, Kim, Glendale California, Los Angeles Basin, Big Bear, Cross Turismo, Taycan, Porsche Taycan