VW’s ID.4 launch set to replace the e-Golf
Sales of the VW ID.4 are scheduled to start in Germany and several other European countries in the first week of January, as the union representative, the head of the works council Bernd Osterloh announced. Deliveries of the battery-electric SUV model are scheduled to begin in the first quarter and pre-orders are already being accepted.
Royal Household not amused over common charging
A couple living in a property belonging to the Royal Household have said they are facing eviction over electric car charging. Having been forced to spend more time at home in lockdown, they used a common socket without permission.
A VW e-Golf gets a nip, tuck and power boost
While the e-Golf is being phased out in lieu of Volkswagen’s ID3, someone is breathing new life into the model. Just to show how much can be done outside of the manufacturer’s production lines, a German tuning company has revamped a 2016 e-Golf both inside and out.
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 […]
Volkswagen to tighten savings plan
Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess has massively tightened the group’s austerity measures in the Corona crisis and made some choice words internally regarding electrification. Diess’ goal: E-mobility must not remain a subsidy business.
WeShare is expanding across Europe
WeShare, the car-sharing service from Volkswagen and Škoda, will expand to seven more cities in Germany and other European countries in 2020. Following Prague and Hamburg in the spring, WeShare will also be launched in Paris, Madrid, Budapest, Munich and Milan in the course of the year.
Norway marks 3,697 new EVs for November
Exactly 3,697 electric cars were newly registered in Norway in November. The market share of electric cars among car registrations was 36.9 per cent. The most successful model of all drive types was the VW e-Golf.
Volkswagen Bulli minibus electrified
The conversion specialist EV West has electrified a classic VW minibus on behalf of Volkswagen of America. The retrofitted classic car – officially VW Type 2 T2 – will be powered by the series production engine and the 35.8 kWh battery system of a 2017 VW e-Golf.
VW & Hamburg extend mobility partnership
The three-year strategic mobility partnership between Volkswagen and the City of Hamburg concluded in August 2016 has been extended. The most important news within the framework of the extension is that the WeShare car-sharing service will expand to Hamburg from spring next year.
Volkswagen sets sights on e-mobility in Rwanda
Rwanda is the first African country in which Volkswagen intends to try its hand at an electric mobility project. Together with Siemens, VW has launched a pilot project to test the feasibility of e-mobility approaches in the East African country.
Prices to drop on the VW e-Golf
VW has lowered the price of the e-Golf in Germany. As electrive was able to find out, Volkswagen will be successively lowering the price of the e-Golf in other European countries as well, with the exact amount always depending on the respective market.
London: Electric car club Zipcar delivers e-Golf data
Car club Zipcar says it runs the UK’s largest electric vehicle fleet in London using Volkswagen electric vehicles. And, since the offer has grown to include a total of 325 e-Golf since summer last year, Londoners have shared the electric cars rather eagerly.
Insensible urban aesthetics
The Zipcar car club that runs 325 VW e-Golf in London complains about the slow expansion of fast-charging infrastructure in the British capital. That is nothing new, unfortunately, but Zipcar makes a new argument.
Apple to convert 500 VW Golf to e-shuttles
The cooperation between Apple and VW which was announced in May to develop autonomous vehicles is possibly larger than originally anticipated. According to media reports, Apple plans to include 500 modified VW Golf in their testing initiative.
VW to launch EV sharing service in Berlin
Volkswagen has revealed some of the details for their planned car-sharing service focusing on electrified vehicles in Berlin, which they plan to launch in 2019. The service, which will be named We Share, is set to launch in Q2 of 2019 in the German capital with 1,500 e-Golf, before adding another 500 e-up! at a […]
Over 300 electric cars to share coming to London
Car sharing club Zipcar is pushing to electrify the British capital as they plan to introduce the Isle’s biggest EV fleet. No less than 325 electric cars shall hit the London roads with the first 100 VW e-Golf scheduled to arrive by July.
VW I.D. Vizzion to be the flagship of the I.D. family
With the I.D. Vizzion, VW has unveiled the future flagship of its all-electric I.D. family at the Geneva Autoshow. Moreover, the Germans presented a school bus based on its mobility concept Sedric as well as a mobile charging robot jointly developed with Kuka.
Paris police now patrols with the e-Golf
The “Gendarmerie” of Paris is now approaching their suspects silently as the French force leases 16 e-Golf from Volkswagen. They came fully dressed in what the police calls a black and white retro style and each district will get one for a year.
Electric cars have delivery problems across the board
Mayor carmakers are experiencing problems to deliver their few electric car models to a fast growing customer base. In some houses, wait times are up to a year for both domestic producers and suppliers as well as importers in Germany, a new survey reveals.
Test driving the Hyundai Ioniq.
There’s a new competitor in the battery-electric segment: the Hyundai Ionic electric. We welcome it with open arms, since the selection for BEVs continues to be too slim and every newcomer deserves a round of applause. And we are happy to report that the Ioniq turned out well – it’s inherently consistent, efficient and well manufactured. And it shows what level Hyundai and Kia have reached, namely one quite high up – with ambitions to make it to the very top.
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