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Volkswagen guns for Tesla with homegrown talent

German car giant Volkswagen is investing billions to boost its software prowess, where it lags Tesla. The strategy involves hiring the best minds, but software talent is hard to come by. VW believes it has...

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Volkswagen’s electric future

Volkswagen is serious about electromobility. In the city of Zwickau, near Germany’s Czech border, the carmaker is pressing ahead with the production of its ID.3 electric car. Henrik Böhme was there to see it. The...

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VW enters partnership with Swedish battery maker Northvolt

The Swedish startup has announced the German automaker will invest heavily in two new battery plants. The factories, located in Sweden and Germany, are intended to compete with Tesla and Asian suppliers. Northvolt, a Swedish...

Merkel: Electromobility breakthrough still possible

The German government believes that it will still be able to get hundreds of thousands of electric cars onto domestic roads by 2020. But it acknowledges that the project has sputtered somewhat in the early...