Porsche confirms launch delay of the Macan until 2024
Porsche has postponed the market launch of the all-electric Macan until 2024. What was previously a rumour in the industry has now been confirmed by Porsche boss Oliver Blume himself. But: In addition to the E-Macan, a new electric luxury SUV is to roll off the production line in Leipzig in the future.
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.
VW restructures business in China
The Volkswagen Group is fundamentally realigning its organisation in China. A new “China Board” headed by Ralf Brandstätter is to make key decisions in the region across brands and in exchange with the joint venture companies.
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.
VW launches OTA updates for all ID. models
From now on, all VW ID. models will receive regular software updates via mobile data transfer. The first update ‘ID. Software 2.3’ provides improvements in the image recognition of the camera or the operation of the infotainment system, among other things.
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.