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Ford and Volkswagen team up on EVs, with Ford the first outside automaker to use VW’s MEB platform

Automakers Ford and Volkswagen have announced a partnership today that covers a number of areas, including autonomy (via a new investment by VW in Argo AI) and collaboration on development of electric vehicles. This EV tie-up will see Ford use Volkswagen’s MEB platform, which it’s using as the core of its forthcoming line of consumer ...

Production of the Volkswagen Beetle officially comes to an end

The Volkswagen Beetle is taking a bow, after its return and restyle in 2011 (before earlier rebirth in 1997 – the one with the built-in flower vase). The last of the most recent generation of Beetles has already come off the production line, and will be put on display at the Volkswagen museum in Puebla ...

Volkswagen and Autodesk turned a vintage Microbus into a tech design showcase

Volkswagen and Autodesk teamed up to celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the automaker’s biggest R&D facilities with an iconic vintage VW Microbus that looks retro on the outside but packs a ton of tech on the inside, including an electric powertrain and significant weight savings afforded through use of ‘generative design.’ That’s the ...

Volkswagen’s 1962 bus is back as the all-electric Type 20

This is not your parents' VW bus.  Looks familiar...Image: volkswagenIt may look like the Type 2 bus from back in the 1960s (yes, it's sometimes called a hippie bus), but the Type 20 bus unveiled Tuesday at Volkswagen's Innovation and Engineer... ...

Volkswagen launches WeShare all-electric car sharing service

Making good on plans revealed last year to debut an EV-exclusive car sharing service, Volkswagen is actually launching its fleet for customers – debuting WeShare, a new shared service similar to Car2Go or GM’s Maven, but featuring only all-electric vehicles. Initially, WeShare will be available only in Berlin, where it’s launching today with 1,500 Volkswagen e-Golf ...

Volkswagen’s electric race car set another speed record. Can it do that again?

Volkwagen's electric race car took on one of the toughest courses in the world — and set a record.  The VW ID.R with two electric motors took on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife 12.9-mile lap through Germany earlier this month and finishe... ...

The history of the Volkswagen Bug told in a way I enjoy

Someday I will have a VW bug again. I learned a lot of trivia from this video.

My first car was a 1970 in faded yellow with the slap-stick transmission and a 1600 engine.

Käfer more appropriately translates as "Beetle," but I'll always think of it as "the Bug." Read the rest

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Charging an electric car in America is about to get a little less painful

As electric vehicle charging infrastructure grows, a nagging complexity has popped up. Each electric vehicle charging networks has its own system with memberships. For an EV owner, that translates into a handful, or more, of standalone apps or  RFID dongles used to activate and pay for charging. ChargePoint and Electrify America have reached an agreement ...