It would be nearly impossible to place a dollar value on Aptiv’s data hold. But the company is so far along in its AV development, rivals likely would jump at the chance to pinch even a single kilobyte.
VW strategy chief Michael Jost indicates the new price-leading I.D. model will go on sale in 2023 with a range of different battery options, the smallest of which will provide a range of “around 200 km,” or 124 miles.
Consisting of a Cosworth-developed 6.5L gasoline V-12 and an electric motor developed by Rimac and Integral Powertain, it produces a combined 1,160 hp at 10,500 rpm and 664 lb.-ft. of torque at 6,000 rpm.
The European Investment Bank says Cikautxo will use the investment to create “sustainable production processes enabling the development of innovative products to help manufacture less-polluting vehicles” at its plants in four European countries.
Audi engages governments around the world on mobility projects, such as its Green Light Optimization Speed Advisory, but convincing them to adopt the automaker’s technologies has not always moved at the speed of a Formula One pit stop.
Clutch Technologies’ multi-vehicle subscription platform uses dealers’ existing inventory to provide customers everything from short-term loaners to extended test drives – and dealerships with additional revenue and retention.