Wards Intelligence - Automotive Industry News, Data and Statistics https://subscribers.wardsintelligence.com/rss.xml en Volkswagen, Swedish Battery Maker Partnering https://subscribers.wardsintelligence.com/electrification/volkswagen-swedish-battery-maker-partnering <div class="node-body article-body">The Northvolt deal is tied to VW’s acceleration of its EV program, which aims to boost its electric lineup up to 70 models within 10 years.</div> <p><a href="https://subscribers.wardsintelligence.com/electrification/volkswagen-swedish-battery-maker-partnering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://subscribers.wardsintelligence.com/electrification/volkswagen-swedish-battery-maker-partnering#comments Premium Electrification Batteries Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:45:00 +0000 2542124 at https://subscribers.wardsintelligence.com <p><strong>Volkswagen makes billion-dollar investment in Swedish battery maker Northvolt.</strong></p> Germany Vehicle Sales, May 2019 https://subscribers.wardsintelligence.com/datasheet/germany-vehicle-sales-may-2019 <div class="node-body datasheet-body">Germany vehicle sales by vehicle type and company for May 2019. </div> <p><a href="https://subscribers.wardsintelligence.com/datasheet/germany-vehicle-sales-may-2019" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Premium Market Analysis Monthly Sales - 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Power Ante https://subscribers.wardsintelligence.com/propulsion/mercedes-amg-ups-4-cyl-power-ante <div class="field-byline"> Greg Kable </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mercedes-AMG introduces what it says is the world’s most powerful 4-cyl. car engine, producing 209 hp/L. Codenamed M139, the engine is hand-built at AMG’s engine plant in Affalterbach.</div> <p><a href="https://subscribers.wardsintelligence.com/propulsion/mercedes-amg-ups-4-cyl-power-ante" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://subscribers.wardsintelligence.com/propulsion/mercedes-amg-ups-4-cyl-power-ante#comments Premium Propulsion Engines Thu, 06 Jun 2019 22:01:00 +0000 2542096 at https://subscribers.wardsintelligence.com <p><strong>Newly developed M139 unit replaces the M133.</strong></p>