VW’s Electrify America to install EV chargers along the Ohio Turnpike

If electric cars are going to become a staple of American roads, they’re going to need chargers near prominent routes. And VW’s Electrify America is about to address that. The company has revealed plans to install the first EV charging stations along the Ohio Turnpike, a 241-mile toll road meant to speed up trips in […]

VW’s Electrify America Plots Second Batch of EV Charging Stations, Plug-in Propaganda

Volkswagen’s court-mandated subsidiary, Electrify America, has announced its second investment of $ 200 million into the nation’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and not a moment too soon. Plug-in car sales in the United States have already surpassed last year’s record of nearly 200,000 deliveries, thanks to Tesla’s rollout of the Model 3, and we’ve still got […]

VW’s $4 billion connected car push includes its own operating system

VW knows it has to rethink its approach to technology if it’s going to adapt to a world full of electric cars, autonomy and ridesharing services, and that extends to the very software that makes those vehicles tick. The automaker has committed €3.5 billion ($ 4.05 billion) through 2025 for a connected car push that […]

Watch VW’s electric racer destroy the Pikes Peak record

When VW smashed Pikes Peak’s all-time record with an electric car, there was one lingering question for those who couldn’t see it live: where’s the footage? You’ve got it now. VW has posted uninterrupted aerial footage of its I.D. R Pikes Peak racer’s 7-minute 57-second hill climb, and the pace is as relentless as you’d […]

VW’s Seat unveils the first fully electric touring-class race car

You’ve seen electric Formula cars, Le Mans racers and even a Pikes Peak machine, but there’s still room for more firsts in EV racing. VW’s Seat brand has unveiled the Cupra e-Racer, which it says is the first completely electric touring-class race car. It’s built on the existing Cupra Leon TCR design and promises the […]

VW’s iconic microbus is making a comeback in 2022 — and it’s getting a big update

Volkswagen Volkswagen is revamping its iconic microbus with the I.D. Buzz. The vehicle will be fully electric and hit dealerships in 2022. It will feature a customizable interior and tech features that will eventually move the car toward autonomous driving.   Once a symbol of American counterculture during the 1960s and ’70s, Volkswagen’s microbus was […]

VW’s California XXL, an amazing camper van that needs to come to the US

Volkswagen I was alerted to this rather awesome-looking Volkswagen California XXL camper van by our policy editor and chief Ars van aficionado David Kravets. Based on the VW Crafter, this is a 21st-century descendent of the iconic VW bus (aka the Bulli/Camper/Kombi/Transporter/Type 2). It’s also perhaps the ultimate expression of car camping, short of one […]

VW’s electric microbus will become a reality in 2022

When Volkswagen unveiled the ID Buzz, the assumption was that it would meet the same fate as many concept cars: it’d look good at an auto show, and promptly disappear when cold economic realities set in. Thankfully, the Buzz won’t suffer that fate. VW has announced that it will put the Microbus-inspired EV into production, […]

VW’s Italian design arm wants to make some of the world’s most exclusive cars

Storied Italian design house Italdesign is making a spectacular return to manufacturing low-volume cars with a new sub-division named Automobili Speciali. The Volkswagen-owned company will travel to next month’s Geneva Auto Show to introduce a rakish coupe that’s as fast as it is exclusive. Strangely, the model’s name hasn’t been revealed yet. Italdesign told Digital […]