Jun 23, 2022 - 11:44 am
Audi to manufacture MEB electric drives in Hungary
Audi will produce a new electric drive family for the MEB ECO platform for use in the Volkswagen Group’s electric small cars at its plant in Györ, Hungary, from 2025. A new production area is being built specifically for this purpose.
Jun 20, 2022 - 11:26 am
Audi sues Nio over naming designations
Audi has filed a lawsuit with a Munich court against the Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio for infringement of trademark rights, as reported by the German trade publication Handelsblatt with reference to company circles.
Jun 13, 2022 - 12:28 pm
VW resumes three shift operations in Zwickau
Volkswagen resumed three-shift operations at its MEB plant in Zwickau on Monday. With the start of the Ukraine war, production had been interrupted for around three weeks in March due to disrupted supply chains before restarting on a reduced scale.
Jun 8, 2022 - 01:41 pm
Audi Charging Hub to open in Zurich this year
Audi has announced new locations for its fast-charging concept Charging Hub. Based on the findings of the pilot site in Nuremberg, a pilot in Zurich is next on the list. Salzburg and Berlin are slated to become the first regular locations, with more sites to follow in Germany.
Jun 3, 2022 - 01:26 pm
Audi considers building two EV models in Neckarsulm
At the end of this year, the Volkswagen Group’s planning round is expected to make the final decision on two additional purely electric Audi models at the Neckarsulm site. Two saloons are currently under consideration.
May 16, 2022 - 01:35 pm
Audi to release fully electric A3
According to media reports, Audi will only offer its compact A3 model in pure electric form for the next generation due in 2027, as part of its accelerated electric vehicle course.
Apr 30, 2022 - 05:11 pm
VW Components to expand plant in Kassel
In Germany, Volkswagen Group Components has announced plans to expand its site in Kassel into a “key supplier for e-mobility”. The first step is to increase the number of production lines. The longer term plan is for the plant to only manufacture purely electric vehicles.
Apr 20, 2022 - 04:23 pm
Porsche & Audi start charging alliance in Japan
Porsche and Audi have established a “Premium Charging Alliance” in Japan, through which BEV customers of the brands will be able to use the fast-charging stations of both companies from July 2022. These will be located at both dealerships and in city centres.
Apr 19, 2022 - 01:14 pm
VW raises electric vehicle deliveries by 65%
The Volkswagen Group increased its deliveries of fully electric vehicles by 65 per cent in the first quarter of 2022 compared to the same quarter of the previous year. Despite supply bottlenecks for semiconductors and wiring harnesses, 99,100 BEVs were handed over to customers by the end of March.
Apr 1, 2022 - 04:46 pm
VW to recall 118,000 PHEVs with battery issues
Due to the risk of fire or possible electric shock in the event of a defective battery fuse, the Volkswagen Group has to recall around 118,000 plug-in hybrid vehicles of various brands worldwide.
Mar 21, 2022 - 12:06 pm
Audi is also planning small electric cars
VW subsidiary Audi will electrify all core segments by 2027, according to Oliver Hoffmann, a member of the board of management responsible for development. According to statements made by the manager in an interview, this also includes battery-electric premium small cars.
Mar 19, 2022 - 10:03 pm
Audi planning a second charging hub in Zurich
After three months of trial operation of the first Charging Hub opened in Nuremberg in December 2021, Audi has decided to continue and further expand the model project with its own charging stations.
Mar 3, 2022 - 02:54 pm
Audi to release software and charging updates for the Q4
Following VW and Skoda, Audi is also bringing several updates to its MEB model Q4 e-tron. In addition to the well-known shorter charging time for the variants with a large battery, Audi is bringing a number of new equipment scopes to the MEB SUV.
Jan 12, 2022 - 12:00 pm
Volkswagen subsidiaries significantly raise EV sales
The Volkswagen brands VW, Audi, Porsche, Skoda and Seat have published their sales figures for the past year. All of them were able to significantly increase sales of battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids – while overall sales declined in some cases.
Jan 3, 2022 - 12:51 pm
RWE commissions second life energy storage system in Germany
RWE has commissioned an energy storage system in Herdecke, North Rhine-Westphalia, which runs on used lithium-ion batteries from Audi electric cars. With this project, the energy company wants to gain knowledge in order to implement even larger storage systems in the future.
Dec 20, 2021 - 04:36 pm
Audi High Power Charging Hub now live in Nuremberg
Audi has inaugurated its first charging hub at the exhibition centre in Nuremberg, Germany. The carmaker’s concept relies on battery buffers to deliver ultra-rapid charging using a standard low-voltage connection and also offers an extended lounge area.
Dec 16, 2021 - 02:40 pm
Audi raises e-mobility investments to €18 billion
According to the current planning round, Audi wants to invest 18 billion euros in electrification alone from 2022 to 2026. In the last planning round a year ago, Audi had put the investment in electrification for the years 2021 to 2025 at 15 billion euros.
Dec 9, 2021 - 05:05 pm
VW concludes planning round – Diess stays
Volkswagen has decided to further electrify its European locations as part of its new planning round. 89 billion euros will be invested in future technologies such as electromobility and digitalisation alone over the next five years.
Dec 8, 2021 - 01:33 pm
Ralf Brandstätter rumoured to take over VW in China
According to a media report, VW brand manager Ralf Brandstätter is to become the Volkswagen group’s new board member for China, replacing group CEO Herbert Diess in this post. Brandstätter would thus still join the group’s board of management, albeit in a different capacity than previously suspected.
Nov 30, 2021 - 12:27 pm
Audi considers opening extra plant for the Q4 e-tron
According to a media report, Audi wants to build its Q4 e-tron electric SUV, which is produced in Zwickau, in Brussels from November 2022 due to high demand. The final decision will be made at the VW planning meeting on 9 December.