Mar 23, 2023 - 12:06 pm
VW wants to produce over 3 million small EVs by 2030
Volkswagen plans to produce a total of three million fully electric small cars at its Spanish plants in Martorell and Pamplona between 2025 and 2030. The total number is likely to be even higher with the entry-level model announced for 2027 – even though it may not be built in Spain.
Mar 20, 2023 - 03:30 pm
VW reveals plans for another EV priced below the ID.2
According to a German media report, the all-electric VW ID.2 will start at less than €25,000 when it launches in 2025. And the carmaker allegedly has plans for an even cheaper EV, currently referred to as the ID.1, which could launch in 2027 and start at less than €20,000.
Mar 17, 2023 - 10:51 am
Skoda to increase battery system production in 2023
Skoda will install another assembly line for MEB battery systems at its main plant in Mladá Boleslav this year, increasing production capacity to 1,500 units per day. The first assembly line went into operation there in May 2022.
Feb 23, 2023 - 11:25 am
Seat prepares Martorell plant for EV production
Seat is investing three billion euros in the conversion of its Martorell plant near Barcelona for the production of electric small cars. This was announced by the Spanish Volkswagen brand on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the location, which at the same time heralds the transformation of the plant.
Jan 12, 2023 - 01:18 pm
VW Commercial Vehicles & Skoda increased EV deliveries over 2022
Following the core VW brand and Audi, other Volkswagen subsidiaries have published sales figures for their electric models. Both VW Commercial Vehicles and Skoda were able to increase deliveries, sometimes significantly. Porsche, on the other hand, suffered a slight setback.
Dec 9, 2022 - 02:35 pm
Abt signs cooperation with Cupra for Formula E
The Seat brand Cupra is entering Formula E through a cooperation with Abt Sportsline. However, this commitment is merely a participation as title sponsor, which means that the team name Abt Cupra Formula E Team has now also been decided.
Nov 18, 2022 - 07:19 pm
VW plant produces 7,100 electric cars in one week
Volkswagen’s electric car plant in Zwickau set a production record in the week from 7 to 11 November when 7,100 electric cars were produced, more than in any previous week. This means that the plant is close to reaching its maximum capacity.
Nov 10, 2022 - 11:25 am
Volkswagen to invest €10 billion in e-mobility projects in Spain
The Volkswagen Group and Seat have given the green light to invest ten billion euros in e-mobility in Spain. The investments announced in May were previously dependent on the Spanish government’s funding under the PERTE eMobility funding programme, which was recently released.
Jul 15, 2022 - 02:56 pm
Volkswagen boosts BEV deliveries by 27%
The Volkswagen Group increased its deliveries of fully electric vehicles by 27 per cent in the first six months of 2022 compared to the same period last year. A total of 217,100 all-electric vehicles were handed over to customers in the first half of the year, up from 170,900 in the same period last year.
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 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 - 11:33 am
Cupra presents near-series compact EV concept
Cupra has provided an updated preview of its UrbanRebel all-electric small car planned for 2025. The new concept is much closer to series production than the UrbanRebel Concept presented in 2021.
Apr 25, 2022 - 06:18 pm
VW expands networks & offers fixed prices
The Volkswagen Group is launching a charging and energy campaign. The volume brands Volkswagen, Cupra/Seat and ŠKODA are now to offer fixed kilowatt-hour prices throughout the entire charging network. At the same time, the Group is further expanding its European charging network.
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.
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.
Nov 15, 2021 - 05:15 pm
Volkswagen halts production due to chip shortage
At Volkswagen Saxony, the assembly lines are at a standstill this week. Due to a lack of semiconductors, about 5,000 vehicles will not be built in Zwickau and Dresden. This includes vehicles from the VW brand, but also Audi and Cupra.
Sep 28, 2021 - 04:16 pm
Cupra starts manufacturing the Born in Germany
Cupra is now starting series production of its first all-electric Born model at the Volkswagen plant in Zwickau. With the sales launch in November, Cupra will introduce a new sales strategy with the agency model. In addition, customers will have the option of purchasing the Born by subscription.
Sep 27, 2021 - 01:36 pm
Serial version of the UrbanRebel to release in 2025
The production version of the ‘UrbanRebel Concept’ by the Seat brand Cupra, planned for 2025, is to cost around 25,000 euros, which is around 5,000 euros more expensive than the VW offshoot of the planned electric small car family.
Sep 8, 2021 - 12:03 pm
Cupra to go emissions-free by 2030
Cupra aims to become a fully electric brand by 2030 – Seat will then continue to offer internal combustion engines and hybrids. In the meantime, Cupra has started production of its first fully electric Born model at the German plant in Zwickau.
Sep 2, 2021 - 01:18 pm
Cupra presents battery-electric ‘UrbanRebel’ concept
With the ‘UrbanRebel Concept’, the Seat subsidiary Cupra has presented its idea of a sporty electric small car. The concept car at the IAA Mobility is a design study that is intended to give a preview of the “urban electric vehicle” that is to be launched on the market in 2025.
Jul 13, 2021 - 11:36 am
Spain to invest billions in local EV industry
Spain plans to invest a total of 4.3 billion euros by 2023 to boost the production of electric vehicles and batteries in the country. The programme is to be financed mainly from the EU’s reconstruction fund.
May 25, 2021 - 02:27 pm
Cupra Born to enter serial production in September
Seat has now presented the production version of the Cupra Born. The electric car based on the Group’s MEB platform will go into production at Volkswagen’s Zwickau plant from September this year. The technical data, however, differ slightly from the known MEB models.
May 21, 2021 - 12:29 pm
Volkswagen to apply agency sales model to Group brands
The Volkswagen Group wants to extend the agency model known from the ID.3 and ID.4 in sales to other Group brands. Skoda, Audi, Cupra and VW Commercial Vehicles are also to distribute their e-models in this way. In addition, the model is to be used in other countries.
May 3, 2021 - 05:04 pm
Pure ETCR racing series to be FIA World Cup from 2022
The Pure ETCR electric touring car series will officially become an FIA World Cup from its second season and then be called the FIA eTouring Car World Cup. The 2021 season starting in June will still be held under the old name.