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VW continues robotic charging partnership

Source: Volkswagen

Volkswagen and Kuka have confirmed the extension of a strategic partnership that hopes to provide innovative solutions for EV charging and parking. Volkswagen recently announced that it has signed a Cooperation Contract with Kuka Robotics to further analyse two particular areas of mobility. The Volkswagen Group wants to use the …

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Get stacked: Germany looks to fuel-cell manufacturing

AutoStack CORE generation 2 fuel cell stack with 95 kW. Source: ZSW

Solar and hydrogen research centre to co-ordinate investigation into mass-produced fuel cells Ten German automotive and component supply companies have joined forces with the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research in Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) in an effort to develop fuel cells for industrial-scale manufacturing. Partners in the new alliance are …

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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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