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Audi leads Volkswagen Group’s charge into electric vehicle manufacture

e-Tron SUV concept

German automaker aims to produce three EVs by 2020 Audi has expanded on its commitment to developing EVs, now affirming that it will produce three electric models before 2020. The announcement was made on Wednesday 15th March at the company’s annual corporate press conference at which the company also revealed …

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Volkswagen unveils electric autonomous van concept

Matthias Müller with Sedric concept

Automaker envisages “Sedric” operating as zero-emission taxi Volkswagen Group has decided to jump the gun ahead of the Geneva Motor Show by introducing its latest autonomous concept EV. The van – dubbed “Sedric” – marks the German automaker’s first step towards developing a driverless ride-sharing taxi service. This puts the …

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MAN Truck & Bus joins CharIN programme

Source: MAN

Volkswagen’s heavy machinery division to explore charging for commercial vehicles MAN Truck & Bus is joining the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN). The aim of the association is to establish the Combined Charging System (CCS) as the standard for charging all battery EVs. Standardisation is a prerequisite for flexibility, interoperability and …

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States challenge EU plans to independently check vehicle emissions

VW press conference in response to the so-called "Dieselgate" emissions scandal.

Individual countries are reluctant to penalise domestic automakers despite EU regulations Governments around Europe are not supportive of the EU’s plans to independently check vehicle emissions, in spite of the fact that manufacturers have been shown to regularly cheat tests. A report in the Guardian this week claims to have …

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Manufacturers join forces for European fast-charging network

CCS fast-charging system

BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen with Audi & Porsche plan European highway fast-charging systems In a somewhat unprecedented show of co-operation, some of the world’s largest car manufacturers will co-operate to roll out fast-charging infrastructure across Europe. BMW, Daimler, Ford and the Volkswagen Group (including Audi and Porsche) have signed …

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