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VW, Ford could announce partnership next month

The partnership will reportedly cover autonomous tech.


Volkswagen could cement a wide-reaching partnership with Ford by the end of next month, a new report finds. VW is scheduled to vote on the proposed tie-up at its July 11 board meeting.

In January VW announced it had struck a tentative agreement with Ford to jointly produce commercial trucks and vans; inside sources say that measure will get top billing at the July meeting, and is expected to pass.

Those in-the-know told Bloomberg that VW's board is also considering voting to extend its pact with Ford to include electric and autonomous vehicles. Such a partnership has been rumored, but timing has not been previously disclosed.

It's believed that a tech tie-up would see VW offering its electric vehicle architecture to Ford while Ford, via its autonomous affiliate Argo AI, would give VW access to its self-driving technology.

Look for official word to come down sometime after the July 11 meeting.

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