Nov 3, 2021

Volkswagen SA kicks electric vehicles into high gear

The German motor vehicle manufacturer prepares to introduce its first fully-electric vehicles in SA, as the next step in its electric mobility strategy.


Tesla, VW dominate global electric vehicle sales in 2021

Despite supply chain constraints, global electric vehicle sales increased to 2.6 million units in the first half of 2021, with Tesla and Volkswagen leading the pack.

Jul 8, 2021

Huawei signs 4G connectivity agreement with VW

The Chinese multinational telco strikes a licensing deal that will allow use of its 4G technologies in connected vehicles manufactured by Volkswagen.

Jul 20, 2020

Vehicle manufacturers boost digital operations amid COVID-19

Toyota, BMW, Audi, Nissan and Volkswagen strengthen their digital initiatives as the coronavirus takes its toll on the struggling sector.

May 27, 2020

Volkswagen's WeConnect Go app now available in SA

The WeConnect Go app allows the user to receive vehicle data and control certain functions via their smartphone.

Feb 22, 2019

Volkswagen Protects Virtual Key Sharing App with Trustonic Application Protection

Volkswagen is working with mobile cyber security leader Trustonic to enable customers to use smartphones to access their vehicles, and to securely share their digital car keys to grant access to others via a smartphone app.


Self-driving car industry needs standards and security

European car industry executives believe automakers need clear guidelines for safeguarding driver information and privacy to make self-driving cars a success.

Aug 24, 2018

VW to invest $4bn to build digital businesses, software

The digital focus includes a cloud computing-based platform to connect vehicles and customers to offer services such as car-sharing.

Mar 7, 2018

Porsche flying cab tech to take 10 years

Porsche R&D chief Michael Steiner says the company is in the early stages of drawing up a blueprint for a flying taxi.

Feb 16, 2018

VW moves on from 'dieselgate' with Apple inspiration

Volkswagen redefines its values for the age of electrification and selects Apple as its muse.

Jan 15, 2018

Ford plans $11bn electric car investment by 2022

Ford will significantly increase its investment in electric vehicles, and will have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its line-up by 2022.

Dec 13, 2017

PepsiCo makes biggest public pre-order of Tesla Semis

According to a company executive, PepsiCo's 100 trucks pre-order adds to orders by more than a dozen companies.

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