Nissan, BMW and Volkswagen are among car makers in talks to bring the electric car revolution to South Africa, as the nation’s auto-factory floors risk being left behind in the global switch to greener vehicles.
Volkswagen plans to pool 5 000 digital experts into a single unit that will develop “vw.os”, a uniform software operating system across all new models.
Volkswagen plans to add a subcompact crossover costing about €18 000 (R290 000) to its all-electric I.D. range, expanding its lineup of zero-emissions vehicles that are more affordable than those of Tesla.
Microsoft and Volkswagen are set to strike a deal to connect the car manufacturer’s entire vehicle fleet as the world’s biggest automaker steps up its transformation into digital and mobility services.
A few hours after Elon Musk berated analysts for what he perceived as unimaginative questions, Volkswagen has said it was writing a cheque for batteries that almost match Tesla’s entire market value. VW has awarded