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.
Sep 14, 2022 - 10:21 am
VW introduces additional ID concept
At the ID. Meeting in Locarno, VW not only presented the off-road concept ID. XTREME, but also the ID.5 GTX Xcite. The show car is based on the ID.5 GTX with an 82 kWh battery and is a single body.
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 15, 2022 - 04:46 pm
VW gives ID.4 & ID.5 GTX models an upgrade
VW has given the GTX models of ID.4 and ID.5 a slight upgrade. The previously optional ‘Design’ and ‘Comfort’ equipment packages are now included in the standard equipment. In return, however, the base price for both models has increased. GTX variants of the ID.3 and even the ID. Buzz are to follow.
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.
Apr 14, 2022 - 12:01 pm
VW launches online leasing of MEB models
VW has launched an online leasing programme for electric cars in Germany. At the launch, the all-electric models ID.4 and ID.5 are on offer. The ID.3 will follow at a later date.
Mar 25, 2022 - 01:04 pm
VW postpones launching the ID.5 due to war in Ukraine
Volkswagen has confirmed that the ongoing production stop at its EV factory in Zwickau will also affect the ID.5 electric SUV. The new MEB car was slated to launch at the beginning of April, but the factory is missing parts that usually come from Ukraine.
Jan 27, 2022 - 03:39 pm
VW launches series production of the ID.5 in Zwickau
VW has now officially started production of the ID.5 and ID.5 GTX in Zwickau and has thus completed the transformation of the vehicle plant into a pure electric car plant, as announced last November. The 2022 production will exceed the 180,000 electric cars VW made here last year.
Dec 16, 2021 - 12:28 pm
VW introduces charging update off the production line
Soon, all electric models in VW’s ID. series will roll off the production line with a new software version that will bring advantages when charging. Most of the updates will be applied “over the air” to vehicles that have already been delivered.
Nov 23, 2021 - 11:42 am
Volkswagen launches sales of the ID.5
VW has started the pre-sale of the ID.5. The coupé version of the VW ID.4, which was presented earlier this month, is available in Germany from a starting price of 46,515 euros. However, it is currently difficult to make a statement on the price after subsidy deduction. In addition, the ID.5 GTX gets an even […]
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.
Nov 3, 2021 - 03:38 pm
Volkswagen introduces the ID.5 and ID.5 GTX
Volkswagen has presented the coupé version of its ID.4 electric SUV. The ID.5 comes with rear and all-wheel drive, but exclusively with the large 77 kWh battery. Thanks to the more aerodynamic roof design, the range has increased somewhat.
Aug 8, 2021 - 01:59 pm
VW to debut electric performance SUV as ID.5 GTX at IAA
Volkswagen says it will put the VW ID.5 GTX on display at the IAA Munich Motor Show this September. The new e-car is the first to utilise the Group’s MEB platform in the form of an SUV coupé and will appear as a near-production concept at the show before going on sale next year.
Mar 5, 2021 - 12:41 pm
VW aims for 70% EV sales in Europe by 2030
The Volkswagen brand has presented its ‘Accelerate’ strategy that should speed up its electric plans. VW also mentions concrete model plans, although, in the case of the electric compact car, the German carmaker company has been sparing with detail.
Feb 16, 2021 - 12:15 pm
Pre-series VW ID.5 production kicks-off in Germany
It has been an open secret for some time that VW would soon be launching a coupé offshoot of the ID.4, the ID.5, after the ID.3 and VW ID.4. Now VW brand CEO Ralf Brandstätter has confirmed that the coupé SUV, which will also be built in Zwickau, will be launched in the second half […]
Nov 17, 2020 - 12:08 pm
Volkswagen aims for 2023 with electric station wagon
After VW announced that the electric model Aero will also be built in Emden from 2023 in the course of its latest investment planning round, CEO Ralf Brandstätter has now revealed further details: The model will be launched as the Aero B and the Aero B Shooting Brake two years later than originally planned.
Dec 13, 2019 - 02:15 pm
VW is looking at electric performance GTX
VW’s GTI performance tag will probably become GTX as VW is planning a series of performance variants of its ID. electric models under the said tag. According to British media, the ID. Crozz series version could be the first MEB model to have a performance offshoot.