Jul 14, 2022 - 01:07 pm
Software problems at Cariad delay Volkswagen’s model planning
Because Volkswagen’s software subsidiary Cariad is far behind schedule in its development, the model planning of the group’s premium brands is being thrown into disarray, according to a media report. At Bentley, even the timetable for the transformation to a pure electric vehicle brand by 2030 is said to be wobbling.
Jan 26, 2022 - 01:40 pm
Lamborghini plans first fully electric model for 2028
After Lamborghini published its electrification strategy last year, there are now more details about the brand’s electric-only plans. British media, citing Lamborghini boss Stephan Winkelmann, report that the brand’s first electric crossover is due in 2028.
Jan 11, 2022 - 12:09 pm
Artemis withdrawal will cost Porsche millions
Porsche will have to dig deep into its pockets to withdraw from the VW Group’s Artemis project. In order not to have to build the model at VW Commercial Vehicles in Hanover, the Stuttgart-based company is paying a “small three-digit million amount”, or at least 100 million euros, according to a media report.
Dec 9, 2021 - 05:05 pm
VW concludes planning round – Diess stays
Volkswagen has decided to further electrify its European locations as part of its new planning round. 89 billion euros will be invested in future technologies such as electromobility and digitalisation alone over the next five years.
Nov 2, 2021 - 12:25 pm
Artemis production hits a snag in Hanover
The contract to build the Artemis models of Audi, Porsche and Bentley at VW Commercial Vehicles’ Hanover plant was considered a great success for the future of the plant. But now, according to a report in German media, two of the three brands want changes.
Jul 13, 2021 - 06:07 pm
Volkswagen presents strategy til 2030
Volkswagen has presented its strategy for 2030 called ‘New Auto’. At the core of this strategy is the shift to electromobility and the gradual phasing out of the combustion engine – but it goes far beyond electrifying the hardware that has been dominant for so long
May 29, 2021 - 04:21 pm
Artemis hands over Landjet project / Hitzinger steps down
Artemis, which previously operated independently, is handing over the development of the autonomous driving electric car to Audi and the software development to VW’s software forge Cariad. Audi officially confirmed the news. In the course of this reorientation, Alexander Hitzinger will hand over the management of Artemis GmbH to Oliver Hoffmann.
May 5, 2021 - 02:05 pm
First details to Bentley BEV scheduled for 2025
Half a year ago, Bentley announced their plans to offer only BEVs and PHEVs from 2026 and focus exclusively on all-electric cars from 2030. Now Bentley CEO Adrian Hallmark revealed more details about the first BEV model in an interview.
Mar 15, 2021 - 05:21 pm
Power Day: Volkswagen plans standard battery cell
Volkswagen has just presented its technology roadmap for the battery and charging sectors up to 2030 at its Power Day presentation. The aim of the roadmap is to significantly reduce the complexity and costs of batteries. At the core of the plan are six “Gigafactories” throughout Europe.
Mar 12, 2021 - 01:04 pm
Artemis rumoured to be six months behind schedule
Audis’ trailblazer project Artemis, announced last year, is already significantly behind schedule according to a media report. This is also said to have an impact on the planned, highly automated electric sedan, which is now reportedly not to be launched until 2025 instead of 2024.
Feb 22, 2021 - 11:23 am
VW ups EV targets and may end Artemis
VW has reportedly tightened its electrification targets. According to a media report, the share of electric vehicles in 2030 will be significantly higher than previously planned. To achieve this, development tasks will also be redistributed among the group’s brands – this likely also affects Audi’s Artemis project.
Jan 22, 2021 - 12:27 pm
Audi announces end of combustion A4, A6 & A8 models
Audi is giving its A4 and A6 models an end date as combustion engines. The same is said to apply to the A8. Even in plug-in hybrids Audi apparently no longer wants to invest heavily. These decisions are likely to be the cornerstones of the exit plan from the internal combustion engine drawn up under […]
Jan 4, 2021 - 02:34 pm
Audi to present first Artemis model at the IAA
According to a media report, the concept for the first Audi model of the Artemis electric showcase project will be presented at the IAA this fall. There is also further information on the start of series production planned for the end of 2024 and possible offshoots in the VW Group.
Dec 10, 2020 - 01:14 pm
Artemis goes independent
Audi’s Artemis task force for highly automated electric cars has now been spun off into an independent company. Alexander Hitzinger, managing director of the new Artemis GmbH, made the announcement on LinkedIn.
Nov 14, 2020 - 01:52 pm
Volkswagen sets aside €35 billion for e-mobility
In the course of its latest investment planning round for 2021 to 2025, Volkswagen intends to invest around 73 billion euros in the future-oriented topics including electrification, hybridisation and digitisation.
Oct 26, 2020 - 03:38 pm
Bentley eyed-up for position under Audi
Volkswagen reportedly wants to put Bentley under the control of its subsidiary Audi, headed by Markus Duesmann, from mid-2021. An important role in this is to be played by Audi’s flagship electric project Artemis, which could form the basis for a luxury e-SUV for the British brand.
Aug 26, 2020 - 03:49 pm
Audi sets sights on Artemis as new Tesla fighter A9
Details are now available on the Artemis task force for highly automated electric cars by Audi. The first project will be a luxury class electric sedan that is in development under the working title Landjet. Audi considers a positioning above the current top model A8, possibly as the A9.
Jul 23, 2020 - 01:30 pm
Audi CEO Duesmann claims e-tron battery issues solved
Due to delivery problems with battery cells, Audi had to stop production of the e-tron quattro in Brussels in spring. In an interview, the new Audi boss said that the problem has been solved and spoke about the goals of the Artemis project.
Jul 19, 2020 - 02:53 pm
Audi: Proprietary charging network for hi-tech EVs?
The Volkswagen Group is planning a proprietary charging network throughout Europe, Spiegel magazine claims, citing circles around Audi’s project Artemis. It looks like initially, only Audi drivers would benefit from the hi-tech network with Porsche clients to follow.
Jul 6, 2020 - 03:12 pm
Autonomous Audi A9 e-tron rumoured for 2024
At the end of May this year, Audi presented its Artemis project for the development of new technologies for electric, highly automated driving. Now it seems that the flagship model developed as part of the project will bear the title of the A9 e-tron and could be launched on the market by 2024.
May 31, 2020 - 02:59 pm
Audi announces taskforce for autonomous EVs
Audi launched a new project called Artemis. The core of the project is the development of new technologies for electric, highly automated driving with a concrete reference to the model. The first step is now to “develop a pioneering model quickly and unbureaucratically”.