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March 24, 2014
12:33 EDTVLKAYVolkswagen plans to invest over $4B in Brazil through 2018, WSJ reports
Volkswagen is planning to invest $4.25B in Brazil through 2018 to develop new technologies and vehicles, the Wall Street Journal reports. Reference Link
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November 21, 2014
08:22 EDTVLKAYVolkswagen to invest EUR 85.6B in new models, technologies over five years
The Volkswagen Group will invest a total of EUR 85.6B in new models, innovative technologies and its global presence in its Automotive Division over the coming five years. Around two-thirds of the total investment amount will flow into increasingly efficient vehicles, drives and more environmentally friendly production. This is the result of the Group’s investment planning for 2015 to 2019 discussed by the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft at its meeting. “We will continue to invest in the future to become the leading automotive group in both ecological and economic terms – with the best and most sustainable products”, said Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, in Wolfsburg. “Development costs will remain high in the future as a result of high innovation pressure and increasing demands on the automotive industry from CO2 legislation. As a Group, we have the expertise and financial strength to continue to extend our technology leadership and to reach our goals for 2018.” Investments in property, plant and equipment, investment property and intangible assets, excluding capitalized development costs in the Automotive Division will amount to EUR 64.3B across the planning horizon as a whole, on a level with the planning approved in the previous year for the period from 2014 to 2018. In addition to spending on capex, the plans also include capitalized development costs of EUR 21.9 billion and proceeds from asset disposals of EUR 0.6B, net of investments in financial assets. The Group will spend most of the total capex in the Automotive Division on modernizing and extending the product range for all its brands.
November 20, 2014
07:57 EDTVLKAYIIHS crash tests results for minivans 'one of the worst', CNBC says
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November 19, 2014
06:51 EDTVLKAYRegulators push automakers for wider airbag recall, NY Times says
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urged automakers to recall all U.S. vehicles with airbags made by Takata, according to The New York Times. The recall of of vehicles with the airbags has been limited to two states and two territories associated with high humidity, the newspaper stated. Publicly traded companies in the space include Fiat S.p.A. (FIATY), Ford (F), General Motors (GM), Honda (HMC), Nissan (NSANY), Toyota (TM) and Volkswagen (VLKAY). Reference Link
November 18, 2014
17:37 EDTVLKAYNHTSA wants 'millions of vehicles' recalled due to Takata air bags, CNBC reports
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, is calling for a nationwide recall of "millions of vehicles" due to Takata air bags that could inflate with too much force and injure drivers, reports CNBC. The NHTSA stated that the agency will "use the full extent of its statutory powers" if the recall is not conducted quickly, CNBC added. Publicly traded companies in the space include Fiat S.p.A. (FIATY), Ford (F), General Motors (GM), Honda (HMC), Nissan (NSANY), Toyota (TM) and Volkswagen (VLKAY). Reference Link
November 11, 2014
05:37 EDTVLKAYSAP, Shell, Volkswagen co-innovate for connected vehicle
SAP (SAP) announced a co-innovation pilot program with Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) and Volkswagen AG (VLKAY) to investigate how connected vehicles would interact with the world around them. The ongoing pilot in Hannover, Germany, aims to lay the foundations for a range of services including an integrated system for connected fueling. The goal is to deliver drivers a hosted cloud-based solution that saves time and can deliver new, exciting customer offers through connected vehicles that could not be delivered by the three companies individually. The pilot forms the bases of discussion for further collaborations for connected vehicles between the three companies and others.

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