VW and Ford to build cooperation

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Details about cooperation between the two auto giants by the Autonomous in the field of electric mobility were already leaked. Now the VW has given the Board the green light for the German-American Alliance.

Prräsentation of a VW electric cars at the Shanghai International Automobile Industry in April

What kind of cooperation to include new partnership, specifically, want to give VW group boss Herbert Diess and Ford boss Jim Hackett on Friday in New York. Currently, VW and the American car manufacturer Ford save with a cooperation on light commercial vehicles and Pick-ups hundreds of millions of euros in development. Now you could also work together on electric cars and self-propelled vehicles – a way, the Diess and Hackett had been left open. Both fields are also connected with high level of development expenditure.

To have the financial Details of the cooperation made at the meeting of the Supervisory Board no information. Details of the plans had become known, however, preliminary. Accordingly, the two car-heavy forces of the weights in the development of self-driving cars bundle.

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The wolf Burger could get in the Ford, a subsidiary of Argo AI systems for Autonomous vehicles developed, and the own activities of the VW subsidiary Audi in the Federal government to contribute. VW chief Diess had ended in June, the cooperation with the US company Aurora, and thus an obstacle to the Alliance with Ford out of the way cleared.

To rebuild want the VW one of the leading suppliers in the field of electric mobility: group chief Herbert Diess (archive image)

In return Ford to the VW-developed platform MDBs against a license fee to use. This forms a technical basis for the construction of electric cars. Ford has a similar technology was previously lacking. In addition, the Americans have to do with the restructuring of its ailing European business his hands full. All car manufacturers have to increase in the coming years, the share of electrified vehicles in your fleet, you want to avoid starting in 2021 the threat of penalty payments in the European Union due to non-compliance with CO2 limits.

The world’s largest car maker from lower Saxony and the number two in the United States had announced their global collaboration in January at the Detroit Motor Show.

hk/bru (dpa, rtr)