What’s Up With Volkswagen Software?

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 29 May 2020 19:30:45 +0000

Volkswagen Group has certainly recognized the importance of software, as I wrote at length in March. One highlight: “Volkswagen intends to in-house software much, much more than it ever has, going from developing ~10% of its own software to developing 60% or more of it by 2025.”

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Volkswagen ID.3 Wins Design Awards & Volkswagen Battery Plans Slowly Progress

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 26 May 2020 03:47:37 +0000

The Volkswagen ID lineup, led by the ID.3, has been getting a good deal of attention outside of EV world and all across the auto industry, including winning several recent design awards

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Why People Buy Electric Vehicles In The Netherlands, Norway, Germany, & France

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2020 02:00:00 +0000

When we asked thousands of electric vehicle (EV) owners in Europe the top reasons why they got their cars, we got similar responses as in previous years. The largest portion of buyers in every country referenced the environmental benefits

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The Vehicle Classes, Range, & Features in High Demand with EV Drivers in the Netherlands, Norway, France, & Germany

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2020 22:00:02 +0000

EV owners we surveyed almost equally prefer a sedan/hatchback (car) or SUV/crossover for their next EV. The two options switched spots back and forth depending on the audience. Additionally, in each of these countries, respondents mostly preferred a vehicle in the D-segment

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Elon Musk = “Elon Mask” & Ventilator Donor, Tesla Model Y Tidbits, Iceland’s Coronavirus Science — CleanTechnica Top 20 in March

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 03:10:00 +0000

The most popular CleanTechnica stories in March were dominated by Tesla and the coronavirus pandemic, sometimes with both in the same article. Other popular topics included the Volkswagen ID.3, a new home solar inverter, perovskite solar cells, and floating offshore wind farms, EV costs, and … that’s about it

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New Volkswagen ID.3 Videos Focus On Innovative HUD & Lighting Protocols

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Sat, 04 Apr 2020 14:32:29 +0000

Volkswagen ID.3Volkswagen has released several videos that show some of the features of its ID.3 electric car that goes on sale this summer.

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Volkswagen Software Comments — 10 Months Ago vs. Today

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2020 05:30:26 +0000

From a 2019 Volkswagen story about Volkswagen: “The new ‘Car.Software’ unit will be responsible for essential parts of software development for vehicles and cloud platforms in all brands and regions.” From someone at Volkswagen this week: “This is no longer a laugh. … The car is far from ready for the market. … It’s an absolute disaster. We just can’t get people.”

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Electric Vehicle Models That EV Owners In Europe Considered But Didn’t Buy

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2020 11:00:47 +0000

Perhaps the most fascinating new question in this year’s Electric Car Drivers: Demands, Desires & Dreams reports concerned the electric vehicles people considered but didn’t buy. We asked EV owners which other electric vehicle models they thought about buying before deciding on the one they purchased or leased. I was surprised to see how much people actually cross-shopped across classes while considering which electric vehicle to buy

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