Designed to disrupt the disruptors, VW’s forthcoming ID.2 will take on Chinese competitors with a European starting price equivalent to A$40,000 for a Polo-sized hatch with Golf-sized roominess and a GTI-like driving experience. Advantageously positioned to offer ‘more for less’, the ID.2, which is due for release in 2025, is designed to pull customers away Continue reading Volkswagen to bring thermal management in-house for its new electric people’s car?
Volkswagen is bringing an air-conditioning feature previously reserved for the exclusive Porsche Taycan electric car to a more affordable upcoming electric sedan called the ID.7, as well as debuting a feature that Holden introduced to the Commodore years ago. The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is increasingly becoming a major part of Continue reading VW ID.7 has Porsche-style ‘smart’ air-con
Ever dreamed about launching your own vehicle brand? Well, the coming electrification revolution promises to make the process a whole lot easier. For some time, automotive industry commentators have predicted that the ‘skateboard’ architecture on which many electric vehicles are based would provide a blank canvas for coachbuilders. Early this year, Volkswagen Group announced that Continue reading Coachbuilding to return as VW Group licenses electric MEB platform
Big automotive presence at CES highlights need for IT skills The fact that car manufacturers and suppliers are now must-see exhibitors at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) highlights the huge, high-speed collision currently occurring between transportation and technology. Take a step back from the dazzling lights in Las Vegas and the 3600-plus companies clambering Continue reading Computers on wheels in Vegas