Volkswagen says the MEB platform that will underpin its I.D. electric-vehicle family will be even more scalable than the MQB architecture used for 80 percent of the group's combustion engine cars.
VW said there will be a "massive reduction" in the complexity of its model portfolio as it seeks to raise profit margins for its core brand.
Schaeffler plans to expand its drivetrain portfolio to include electric motors as early as 2020 following last year's acquisition of wholly-owned subsidiary Compact Dynamics.
Porsche is making its 911 faster and adding more technology to keep its most lucrative model relevant as the industry shifts toward full-electric sports cars.
Audi's e-tron GT concept will go into production in 2020 as a rival to the Tesla Model S.
VW brand will increase digital marketing spending to 50 percent of its media mix from 25 percent and reduce the number of its global advertising agencies to three from 40.
Volkswagen brand is readying the launches of a raft of new products in Europe including the new Golf and the T-Cross small SUV. Chief Operating Officer Ralf Brandstaetter outlined his priorities for the brand.
With the mass-market introduction of electric vehicles it is time to think less of horsepower and more of kilowatts when judging a vehicle's power.
Volkswagen could be open to sharing its new electric vehicle platform with Ford as the automaker seeks to establish partnerships to share development costs.
VW has backed away from recent speculation sparked by its Porsche brand that the group might spin-off its passenger-car operations and partially float them on the stock exchange.
Bentley is considering launching its first full-electric vehicle to help reduce its fleet CO2 emissions as lawmakers introduce stricter reduction targets.
VW's deal with its European retailers — a potential framework for upcoming negotiations in the U.S. — includes unique revenue-sharing arrangements and eases infrastructure demands to boost dealership profits as electric vehicles cut down on service business.
BMW has taken a different approach from Volkswagen when it comes to digital business models, frustrating some European dealers who say the automaker should offer them more financial incentives.
VW accelerated its push into the booming SUV segment with the T-Cross, a small car that will compete in Europe against popular rivals such as the Renault Captur and Peugeot 2008.
Volkswagen is getting close to deciding whether to build up to three electric vehicles at its plant in Chattanooga.
Porsche's finance chief has floated the idea of a Porsche public offering that includes Volkswagen Group's other luxury brands.
The Porche Taycan likely to sport a price tag of about $92,500, in between the price of a Cayenne and a Panamera.
Daimler's profit warning, its second this year, brought back an old issue many might have forgotten: its brief crusade against a refrigerant five years ago.
Porsche's CFO and IT boss says that Germany's digital infrastructure "is an absolute catastrophe" that could threaten the domestic auto industry's competitiveness and profitability in the next decade.
Porsche will position the Taycan below the brand's Panamera sedan when the electric four-door sports car reaches markets next year, with a likely starting price above 80,000 euros (about $92,500).
Porsche plans to switch to full-electric powertrains in its sedans and SUVs – and possibly even its entry 718 sports cars – over the next decade, the automaker's finance chief said.
Porsche could be worth a fortune if listed with its sibling VW Group ultraluxury brands, finance chief Lutz Meschke said. He said that by applying the same stock market metrics as Ferrari the automaker's super premium brand group could attain a valuation of 60 billion to 70 billion euros.
Both Brexit and the USMCA have the potential of redrawing the map when it comes to the complex web of vehicle and component production.
Daimler could be the first automaker to offer a combustion engine car with a 100 km (62 mile) electric range, when it launches the Mercedes GLE plug-in hybrid vehicle in the second half of next year.
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