TechCrunch: Volkswagen and Autodesk turned a vintage Microbus into a tech design showcase

Volkswagen and Autodesk teamed up to celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the automaker’s biggest R&D facilities with an iconic vintage VW Microbus that looks retro on the outside but packs a ton of tech on the inside, including…

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Mashable: Volkswagen’s 1962 bus is back as the all-electric Type 20

The Type 20 is the “newest and oldest” concept car rolled into one. Image: Volkswagen By Sasha Lekach2019-07-03 00:24:36 UTC This is not your parents’ VW bus.  Looks familiar… Image: volkswagen It may look like the Type 2 bus from…

TechCrunch: Volkswagen launches WeShare all-electric car sharing service

Making good on plans revealed last year to debut an EV-exclusive car sharing service, Volkswagen is actually launching its fleet for customers – debuting WeShare, a new shared service similar to Car2Go or GM’s Maven, but featuring only all-electric vehicles. Initially,…

TechCrunch: The end of China’s ride-sharing gig

Over the last few years, millions of Chinese workers managed to earn extra money by being ride-hailing drivers. Many picked the gig because of its flexible schedule. For those who could not otherwise afford to own a car in China’s…

TechCrunch: Russian arms manufacturer Kalashnikov unveils its answer to Tesla

The Russian weapons manufacturer Kalahsnikov, best known for making the AK-47 machine gun, has unveiled a fleet of electric and hybrid cars, buggies and motorcycles this week — including an electric vehicle that the company says will rival Tesla. While…