Chattanooga revs up for VW ID.4 mass production
In the USA, the first VW ID.4 electric SUV pre-production units have rolled off the assembly line at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga. These are used to test out the assembly process and all related components. Mass production is to start next year.
VW to upgrade Emden factory over summer break
Volkswagen has announced that it will be pushing ahead with a number of construction projects at the Emden site during the upcoming plant holiday. More than 1,000 employees and external workers are to work on around 300 construction sites between 2 and 27 August for the transformation to an EV production site.
Volkswagen begins building battery lab in Chattanooga
Volkswagen of America began construction of its Battery Engineering Lab at its Chattanooga Engineering and Planning Center last night. The 22 million dollar facility will test and validate electric vehicle cells and battery packs for the North American region.
2,200 robots for automation at VW plants
Volkswagen is moving forward on automation at its electric vehicle plants. VW Passenger Cars and VW Commercial Vehicles divisions have ordered more than 2,200 new robots for the planned production of EVs at the German plants and the US plant in Chattanooga.
VW is building a high voltage lab in Chattanooga
Volkswagen has begun to expand its Chattanooga plant in the USA in preparation for the production of the VW ID.4 before series production begins in 2022. The expansion not only applies not only to the assembly of electric cars but also to the development of new electric models.
VW’s Chattanooga conversion on schedule
The expansion of VW’s US plant in Chattanooga USA began in November 2019 and is still on schedule despite the pandemic. Series production of the VW ID.4 should start there in 2022, and the first pre-series vehicles are already planned for 2021. Back in Germany, there are reports that the next manager in Wolfsburg is […]
Series version VW ID.Crozz to become ID.4
With the ID.3 just out, Volkswagen had further announcements to make at the IAA and said the VW ID. Crozz concept will be called ID.4 once it hits the markets in series. The model is destined for the US first next year and will be the first MEB-based model in the USA.
VW adds MEB capacity to U.S. plant in Chattanooga
Volkswagen has found the first production site for electric cars in North America: The Chattanooga plant in the US state of Tennessee will expand to build vehicles based on the modular electrification platform MEB. VW is investing around 700 million euros in the extension of the plant.
VW may build 3 electric car models in North America
As Volkswagen is pushing for global electrification, their plant in Chattanooga has made it back onto the map. VW’s main man for e-mobility, Thomas Ulbrich, mentioned up to three EV models that could be built there. A final decision has yet to be made though.
California, Chattanooga, Lancashire, BYD, alternative fuel programme.
Grants on hold: The California Clean Vehicle Rebate programme has, again, been exhausted and all applicants are waitlisted. Though funds had been earmarked specifically for the programme, some suspect the money is being withheld in order to incentivize law makers to reach a deal this summer on whether or not to extend the cap-and-trade programme.
Chattanooga carsharing: Chattanooga, Tennessee, will soon be home to an electric vehicle carsharing programme. The cooperation between CARTA, EPB, TVA and Los Angeles’ Green Commuter has already overseen the installation of twenty charging stations and will launch up to 20 Nissan Leaf next month.
Lancashire chargers: The UK’s Lancashire county will be spending over 14m pounds to build 150 charging points in the area. The chargers are expected to be erected by March 2018, with one third being built in East Lancashire. First charging points will be set up early 2017.
16 BYD buses: BYD has announced orders for 16 of its new pure electric buses and coaches to French operators B.E.Green and the Nedroma Group.
California funds alternative fuels: The Energy Commission approved 13.5m dollars for alternative fuel and transportation projects. This includes showcasing low- and zero-emissions vehicles, installing electric chargers in national parks, and evaluating hydrogen refuelling stations.