VW adapts key design center for autonomous drivingThu, 24, Nov 2016
VW Group is restructuring one of its most important design centers to prepare for the rapid move toward autonomous vehicles. The automaker wants designers at its massive facility in Potsdam, Germany, to focus on improving in-car user experience and enhancing the human machine interface.
VW prepares a blitz of trucks, EVs in North AmericaTue, 22, Nov 2016
Volkswagen is going on the offensive in North America, challenging the likes of General Motors and Ford Motor Co. with a wave of new light trucks and battery-powered cars. VW's namesake marque will expand its range of SUVs, crossovers and sedans and start making electric autos in North America in 2021 in a bid to “evolve from a niche supplier” into a successful mainstream carmaker in the region.
Mueller sees case for VW building own battery plant, report saysMon, 21, Nov 2016
VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller sees the production of batteries for EVs and plug-in hybrids as a logical move as the automaker expands its production of greener vehicles after its emissions-cheating scandal, a German newspaper reported.
VW will cut 30,000 jobs to revive core brandFri, 18, Nov 2016
VW Group will cut 30,000 jobs globally to help achieve $3.92 billion in annual savings by 2020. The automaker aims to turn around its core brand and help fund a shift to electric and self-driving cars following its emissions-cheating scandal.