Piëch Automotive attracts prominent executives
The Swiss electric car startup Piëch Automotive is getting some prominent reinforcement with executives from Porsche, BMW and Tesla. The former Volkswagen Group boss Matthias Müller will become chairperson of the company’s supervisory board.
StreetScooter drops VW
Volkswagen previously wanted to take over the Post subsidiary StreetScooter. Discussions began taking place at the beginning of 2017 but ultimately failed due to different price expectations. As is well known, the German Post does not aim to be a vehicle manufacturer in the long run.
What VW’s change of the guard means for e-mobility
It’s confirmed, ex-BMW manager Dr Herbert Diess is taking over from Matthias Müller, and this sets things in motion. New brand groups are being introduced and the UV unit will be open for public investment. Interestingly, Diess will also head R&D. Editor-in-Chief, Peter Schwierz comments.
Volkswagen to manufacture EVs at 16 sites worldwide
By the end of 2022, the German car manufacturer is planning to make electric cars at 16 locations around the globe, CEO Matthias Müller announced. Currently VW is using three sites for the production of BEVs, and foresees another 9 within the next two years.
When cars fly.
California is seriously already planning a flying car race for 2017. 22 teams are said to compete in the 219 mile race to Nevada. And while we are already on the subject of technological innovation, there will (of course) be a category for electric flying cars as well.