VW’s electric concept cars – the I.D. and its van version, the I.D. BUZZ – are future tense. For now, DW will check out the plug-in hybrid Passat GTE. Its electric motor's 50-km range covers 80% of commutes in Germany.
The German auto giant's board has approved plans to spend €44 billion over the next five years to overhaul its plants for electric vehicle production. DW explores where the money will be spent.
Volkswagen has announced that the "New Beetle," a playful spin on the classic bug, will become a thing of the past as of next year. Many Americans have fond memories of the car, despite its roots in Germany's Nazi past.
There is good news from Berlin. The new airport is finally open, however only for Volkswagen since they want to park thousands of unsold cars there. At the same time, some employees won't have to work as much.
Gridlock is a challenge for fast-growing urban Africa, where the middle class is acquiring more cars. In Rwanda, the German car maker Volkswagen is trying out an alternative transport system.
© 2018 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version