Volkswagen is bundling its software operations with an investment plan of about €8-billion over the next three to five years, another step in the electric and connected-car shift that’s heralding massive change across the entire industry.
Volkswagen is unwrapping not just new models at the Frankfurt auto show, but a tweaked logo as the world’s biggest car maker ushers in the electric era.
Cars made Germany into a global manufacturing powerhouse, but pollution concerns have sullied the reputation of a product that once embodied individual freedom.
Volkswagen South Africa is working on a comprehensive electric mobility strategy with the purpose of laying a strong foundation for the introduction of battery electric vehicles into its key brands.
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.