Mar 24, 2023 - 09:44 am
Porsche will build all-electric Cayenne in Slovakia
Porsche will build the upcoming battery-electric Cayenne at Volkswagen Slovakia’s multi-brand site in Bratislava. The combustion engine and plug-in hybrid variants are both already coming off the production lines there.
Feb 9, 2023 - 10:30 am
Porsche plans electric seven-seater for 2027
Porsche’s new electric flagship is to be launched in 2027 and will be a seven-seater, off-road-capable luxury crossover. Porsche previously announced that it is working on an electric SUV positioned above the familiar models. Now, the first technical data has surfaced.
Jan 28, 2023 - 12:03 pm
Audi presents ‘Activesphere’ concept
Audi has now completed its quartet of electric Sphere concept cars with the Activesphere Concept. Like the other E-studies, the four-door crossover coupé has a special body feature: The Sportback rear of the Activesphere can be transformed into an open load floor at the touch of a button.
Nov 14, 2022 - 10:43 am
Electric Porsche Macan to run on 450 kW power
Porsche has confirmed the first technical details for the upcoming all-electric Macan. The electric SUV will have all-wheel drive with one electric motor per axle as expected yet Porsche now published initial data on the battery and charging power.
Jul 20, 2022 - 01:00 pm
Porsche updates the software across all Taycan models
All model variants of the all-electric Porsche Taycan can now be updated to the 2023 model year status with a software update, regardless of the vehicle age and engine version. This means that even older Taycans will receive new functions and the latest improvements in efficiency and charging curve.
Jul 19, 2022 - 02:18 pm
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.
Feb 21, 2022 - 01:04 pm
Porsche to reinvest in Zuffenhausen plant
VW’s sports car subsidiary Porsche wants to invest around 500 million euros in its main plant in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. The money is to be used to convert the production lines of the 718 series with Boxster and Cayman for the production of the purely electric successor generation.
Dec 20, 2021 - 02:48 pm
Porsche plans two new electric models made in Leipzig
Porsche is apparently planning a successor to its all-electric Panamera along with another electric model. These two models and the successor to the all-electric Macan are to be built at the carmaker’s Leipzig plant where Porsche is hiring additional personnel.
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.
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
Jun 28, 2021 - 11:03 am
Audi’s e-tron facelift contains technical updates
Audi’s e-tron and e-tron Sportback electric models are to receive a facelift in the second half of 2022, including some technical upgrades. According to a media report, this will include a new generation of batteries that will increase the range in both models to more than 600 kilometres.
Jun 14, 2021 - 01:00 pm
Audi plans eSUV Q8 e-tron for 2026
Audi wants to build a new electric SUV called the Q8 e-tron at its Brussels plant in 2026. This is said to be the successor to the Audi e-tron, which is to receive another facelift in 2023 and be phased out in 2026.
Jun 1, 2021 - 01:28 pm
Porsche considers smaller BEV for their third model
Porsche is apparently considering another electric model after the Taycan and the future electric Macan. According to a British media report, it will be a mid-size hatchback to compete with the Tesla Model 3 and the BMW i4.
May 10, 2021 - 12:27 pm
Porsche begins street testing the electric Macan
Camouflaged prototypes of the all-electric Macan have now left the factory for the first time after initial test drives at the Porsche Development Centre in Weissach. Porsche also announced that the e-Macan will be launched in 2023.
Apr 19, 2021 - 07:13 am
Audi gives preview of electric A6 for 2023 in Shanghai
Audi has just presented the A6 e-tron concept at Auto China in Shanghai. Although it adopts the familiar model designation of the combustion engine, the A6 e-tron is based on the PPE, i.e. an all-electric platform. It seems the electric car’s chances of going into series production are good since Audi already mentions a concrete […]
Mar 19, 2021 - 12:59 pm
Audi plans EV offensive in China & new SUV
Audi is launching an electric vehicle offensive in China. Six new electric vehicle models are to start production at the new plant in Changchun by 2025. In addition, the main Ingolstadt plant is already being converted to the production of an electric SUV based on the PPE platform.
Feb 9, 2021 - 02:48 pm
Audi’s Hungary plant prepares for e-drives for PPE
Preparations are underway at Audi Hungaria for the production of the new generation of electric motors. The new electric drives for the Group’s fully electric models, which are based on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) developed with Porsche, will be supplied from Győr, Hungary.
Jan 18, 2021 - 05:03 pm
Audi reveals more on EV joint venture with FAW
The electric car joint venture between Audi and FAW in China, which was officially announced in October 2020, is becoming more concrete: The future company will be 60 per cent owned by Audi AG and Volkswagen Group China and 40 per cent by FAW and will be based in Changchun in north-eastern China.
Dec 3, 2020 - 12:22 pm
Audi increases e-mobility budget to €35 billion
Following the Volkswagen Group, the Audi brand has now also decided on its investment planning round for 2021 to 2025. This provides for a total sum of around 35 billion euros, particularly for future vehicle projects.
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 13, 2020 - 12:55 pm
Audi & FAW sign MoU on EV joint venture
Audi and FAW have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the joint production of electric vehicles based on the PPE platform, which Audi developed with Porsche. With FAW, the German Volkswagen brand wants to produce several purely electric Audi models for the Chinese market from 2024.
Sep 28, 2020 - 01:36 pm
Audi negotiating electric vehicle joint venture with FAW
Audi is planning a new joint venture with FAW in China with a new plant for the production of electric cars based on the PPE platform. The Word is that the negotiations are well advanced and should be completed by the end of the year.
Jun 19, 2020 - 11:49 am
Duesmann new Head of Technical Development at Audi
Audi has realigned its R&D department: Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler, Board Member for Development, is leaving the company at his own request and Audi CEO Markus Duesmann is taking over as Head of Technical Development for the brand with immediate effect.