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VW: Engine Factories Turn Into EV Battery Plants

Volkswagen is investing in electric vehicles more than other legacy car makers in the U.S. WSJ goes inside an engine factory that is being transformed into a battery plant as the German giant looks to change its image and become a rival to Tesla. Photo illustration: George Downs

World News: Science After Covid, Rwanda & VW Chases Tesla (Podcast)

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: science after the pandemic, Rwanda: paragon or prison? (9:10) And Herbie goes electric (33:55)

1980’s View: History Of The VW Beetle Wizzard (Video)

Born in the U.S.A, this 1960s VW Beetle Wizard gained its popularity in the midst of a custom car phenomenon with looks overriding performance, though it didn’t kick off in the UK until the 80s. Eye-catching, noisy and cool was the goal. About Car S.O.S Series 9: The best car restoration series with a big heart is back to bring a warm smile to all!

Master mechanic Fuzz Townshend and parts-blagging petrol head Tim Shaw set off on a mission to save decaying classic cars from their unsuspecting but very much deserving owners. The cars are taken to the Car S.O.S. garage with Tim & Fuzz racing against the clock to carefully restore it to its former glory, leading to the big, surprise reveal.

Top New Camper Vans: ‘2020 VW Grand California’

Featuring plenty of space to take home comforts on the road, the Grand California fits beds for two adults and two children, a separate wet room and comfy living space into a safe, efficient package.

The white surfaces create an airy atmosphere, helped by the optional panoramic skylights. Enjoy open plan van life wherever you go.

Comfort and style

A defining feature of the all-new Grand California is the separate wet room. The 840x800mm compartment includes a toilet, shower and space-saving sink. There’s also integrated shelving and storage for toiletries and towels. The ventilating skylight clears steam quickly and motion-sensing lights as standard add a touch of style.

Little things, big results

You don’t build the world’s best-selling camper van without having good ideas along the way. Ideas like an external temperature-controlled shower – perfect for hosing sand or mud off after a long day – or built in storage for the camping chairs and table. 

A simple touchpad controls lighting, water and battery levels. The dual fuel heating operates on gas or mains electricity to keep you comfortable all year round, as does the optional roof-mounted air conditioning. Optional solar panels and TV satellite dish bring home comforts to the road.

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Classics: VW Bids Farewell To The Beetle (1949-2019) In Animated Music Video

After 70 years, the Volkswagen Beetle is retiring. Say g(o\!/o)dbye with Ren McCormack, Kevin Bacon, Andy Warhol, and Andy Cohen as the little bug drives its last mile. #TheLastMile

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Technology: VW’s New “Mobile Charging Robot” Turns Every Carpark Into EV Charging Stations

From a VW media online news release December 26, 2019:

“The mobile charging robot will spark a revolution when it comes to charging in different parking facilities, such as multistorey car parks, parking spaces and underground car parks because we bring the charging infrastructure to the car Revolution_in_the_underground_car_park__Volkswagen_lets_its_charging_robots_loose-Small-10821and not the other way around. With this, we are making almost every car park electric, without any complex individual infrastructural measures”, summarises Mark Möller, Head of Development at Volkswagen Group Components.

“It’s a visionary prototype, which can be made into reality quite quickly, if the general conditions are right”, Möller continues. Volkswagen Group Components is researching different approaches to the assembly of charging infrastructure and has already developed several successful products. The flexible quick charging station and DC wall boxes are already part of a future charging family. Customer-oriented, intelligent and flexible approaches to charging are at the centre of the research. Other innovative products such as the charging robot are currently being developed.

  • Volkswagen Group Components presents a new and visionary charging concept
  • Mobile robots will charge electric vehicles completely autonomously in future
  • Every parking space can become a charging point

Volkswagen provides a glimpse into the future in which the search for charging stations for electric cars comes to an end. Volkswagen Group Components’ mobile charging robot takes over this task – and drives to the electric car completely autonomously.

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“Past To Present” By Andrew Studer Profiles Photographer Jarett Juarez’s Love Of Fixing Up Old VW Buses (Short Film)

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Andrew Studer

Past To Present Short Film By Andrew Studer 2019

‘Past to Present’ tells the story of photographer Jarett Juarez and his passion for bringing new life into old Volkswagen Buses

Presented by Juneshine Hard Kombucha

Past To Present Short Film By Andrew Studer 2019

Made possible by Wolfsburg West

Featuring Photographer Jarett Juarez:
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Past To Present Short Film By Andrew Studer 2019

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