Volkswagen ID electric car to launch in 2020 along with new VW Golf

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Volkswagen Volkswagen has a critical year coming in 2020, when the German brand will launch two incredibly important vehicles nearly back-to-back. The next-generation Volkswagen Golf will arrive that year, and then, one month later, the brand will launch its first mass-market electric car, the ID hatchback. The 2020 car will be the eighth generation of the Golf nameplate, but the first for the ID hatchback, which is poised to carry the German brand into the future. Jürgen Stackman, board member and head of sales and marketing, revealed the launch cadence…

Rise of electric cars challenges the world’s thirst for oil

In the early years of US oil production in the late 19th century, gasoline was considered a useless byproduct of kerosene that would be burnt off or dumped in rivers. That changed when the first mass-produced automobiles hit the road. But just over a century later, the symbiotic relationship between oil and cars which transformed society is beginning to fray. Recent announcements by the UK and France of plans to ban sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 have amplified two critical questions for the petroleum industry: will…