An EV uses the same rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that are in your laptop or mobile phone, they’re just much bigger and much more expensive.
Volkswagen of America’s purported name change to “Voltswagen” was an April Fool’s joke gone bad.
BMW has timed its shift to electric cars well and its upcoming products will upend the perception the German car maker is behind on electrification, its top executive said.
Volkswagen’s boss, Herbert Diess, is realistic about the threat posed by software-savvy and richly valued rivals such as Tesla, but he’s adamant that VW can prevail. On current form, he may be right.
Just like Samsung has an edge over Apple with its superior smartphone display, there is one area where VW may be ahead of Tesla: The German car maker has placed a big bet on next-generation lithium-ion batteries.
While Volkswagen is one of the largest car producers, it’s now pitted against companies that have routinely disrupted industries, casting former leaders aside in the process.
BMW has a message for Apple: Bring it on! Chief financial officer Nicolas Peter said he is undaunted by reports that the world’s most valuable company could enter the car business.
Volvo’s entire car line-up will be fully electric by 2030, the Chinese-owned company said on Tuesday, joining a growing number of car makers planning to phase out fossil-fuel engines by the end of this decade.
Tesla’s years-long dominance of electric car sales may soon be over as traditional car makers introduce a slew of new battery-powered models, one of its German rivals said.
Volkswagen is not concerned by any Apple plans for a passenger vehicle that could include the iPhone maker’s battery technology, CEO Herbert Diess said.