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.
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.
Feb 15, 2023 - 12:59 pm
VW rumoured to turn the ID.2 into ID. Golf
According to a British media report, VW’s small electric car planned for 2025 will be called the ID. Golf and be the first model to use the MEB+ platform. Apparently, there will be a new study of the model in March – with the revised design and possibly a new name.
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.
Oct 26, 2022 - 12:13 pm
Seat receives almost half of Spain’s PERTE grant
Spain’s Ministry of Industry has made public the distribution of state aid for the first call of the eMobility funding programme PERTE. In total, the government is distributing 877.2 million euros to ten funding recipients – almost 300 million euros more than previously planned.
May 6, 2022 - 11:28 am
VW raises investment sum in Spain
The Volkswagen Group and Seat are increasing their investment in e-mobility in Spain from the initially planned seven billion to ten billion euros. VW wants to invest the money not only in its own plants, but also in building up a supply chain.
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.
Mar 22, 2021 - 03:27 pm
Seat aims for 500,000 electric cars per year
Seat wants to produce 500,000 electric cars per year in Spain from 2025 for its own label and other Volkswagen Group brands. Seat announced the target along with its own new ‘urban electric vehicle’ at the company’s annual press conference.
Feb 23, 2021 - 01:20 pm
Seat announces Cupra Born to release in second half of 2021
As part of a strategy presentation, the Seat brand Cupra has now shown the production version of the electric model based on the Volkswagen Group platform MEB, which was first presented in 2019 as el-Born. The car is scheduled to go into production in Zwickau in the second half of 2021.
Oct 8, 2020 - 03:34 pm
Seat builds battery testing lab TCE in Spain
Seat has begun building a battery laboratory at its plant in Martorell, Spain. With an investment of more than seven million euros, the new centre will develop and test various battery systems for electric and hybrid vehicles.
Jul 8, 2020 - 06:23 pm
Seat to produce BEVs at main plant in Spain from 2025
Seat announced that it will start production of purely electric vehicles at its main plant in Martorell, Spain, from 2025 onwards. The Spanish brand is allocating 5 billion euros to R&D projects for new facilities, equipment and models. The VW subsidiary also revealed new details about the el-Born.