Tag: MEB

Sep 17, 2019 - 01:11 pm

Ford to build more electric cars on VW’s MEB basis

VW is negotiating to develop a second MEB-based electric car as part of the cooperation with Ford, which was sealed in July. The original agreement provided for Ford to purchase 600,000 MEB kits from Volkswagen for its first own model. Now it could become significantly more.

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Sep 14, 2019 - 04:59 pm

Series version VW ID.Crozz to become ID.4

With the ID.3 just out, Volkswagen had further announcements to make at the IAA and said the VW ID. Crozz concept will be called ID.4 once it hits the markets in series. The model is destined for the US first next year and will be the first MEB-based model in the USA.

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Sep 9, 2019 - 11:45 pm

The VW premiere of the ID.3 marks a promised new beginning

In Frankfurt, Germany, on the eve of the IAA, Volkswagen has finally presented the ID.3. This is the first electric car based on the electric MEB platform, and Volkswagen boss Herbert Diess wants to make a big difference. The company speaks of a “new era” of comparable significance to the Beetle or the Golf.

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Sep 9, 2019 - 02:17 pm

Do ID.3 batteries cost VW under $100 per kilowatt hour?

According to the New York Times, with its MEB platform, VW has already achieved costs of less than 100 US dollars per kilowatt-hour for the batteries in ID.3 due to economies of scale, years before expected. At the same time, VW negotiations with battery maker SK Innovation look shaky.

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Sep 5, 2019 - 04:12 pm

VW says dealers must not fear electrification

Less maintenance, fewer wearing parts – dealers and car manufacturers see their after-sales business threatened by electric cars. Yet the Volkswagen Group is gearing its after-sales business to the coming challenges of digitization and electric mobility.

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Jul 31, 2019 - 11:41 am

VW-SAIC reveal first MEB models for China

Volkswagen plans to produce three electric models based on the MEB modular electrification system together with its China partner SAIC at the new plant in Anting near Shanghai. An internal report specifying two of the three models has been unearthed.

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Jul 23, 2019 - 01:34 pm

VW: First ID.3 production line ready by August

Starting from August, the first of two assembly lines for the production of Volkswagen’s all-electric ID. models will be ready to go in Zwickau. The body shop, paint shop, assembly and infrastructure have all been extensively modernised and renewed.

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Jul 10, 2019 - 03:58 pm

Pre-series production of VW’s ID.3 has taken off

The VW ID.3 pre-series production is rolling at the Volkswagen plant in Zwickau. This also affects the Volkswagen Group Components division. VW has now published where the individual plants of the unit manufacture their parts for the ID.3. electric car.

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Jul 8, 2019 - 01:35 pm

VW to support battery suppliers with production setup

Volkswagen wants to use financial support and the establishment of joint ventures to persuade battery cell suppliers to produce sufficient energy storage systems for the Group’s electrical offensive at a faster pace. Many suppliers remain hesitant.

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Jul 4, 2019 - 01:31 pm

Ford & VW talk cooperation closely

Ford and Volkswagen have already reached agreement on the pickup models, and now things are becoming concrete in the field of e-mobility as well: an important decision could be made next week and is likely to include the MEB platform.

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Jun 21, 2019 - 12:08 pm

Volkswagen produces more PHEV parts in China

Volkswagen is now making components for the Group’s plug-in hybrids produced in a newly built hall at its transmission plant in Tianjin, China. In future, the plant will also produce components for the electric car platform MEB.

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Jun 17, 2019 - 02:05 pm

VW is guaranteeing 8 years of battery life on the ID.3

Volkswagen guarantees that the batteries of the ID.3 and future models of the ID.family will retain at least 70 per cent of their usable battery capacity after eight years and 160,000 kilometres, respectively. The batteries are designed for a charging capacity of up to 125 kW, as VW has now officially confirmed.

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Jun 5, 2019 - 02:00 pm

VW marks 20,000 pre-orders for their ID.3

According to sales manager Jürgen Stackmann, VW has now passed the mark of 20,000 pre-orders for the ID.3. Starting in 2020, the ID.3 will also be included in the electric car sharing service fleets at We Share.

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May 8, 2019 - 06:34 pm

VW accepting pre-orders for the ID.3 electric car

Today VW launched the pre-booking option in Europe for the first model of its new all-electric ID.3 family, the ID.3. The launch was also the first official confirmation of the name. Interested parties can now register for an early ID.3 production slot in 29 European countries.

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May 5, 2019 - 04:10 pm

Europe: VW launches e-mobility campaign a year early

Das Auto is to be battery-electric Volkswagen keeps saying and yet, we’ve been waiting for more models to arrive. To shorten the wait or perhaps to say that there is one coming, the VW brand will launch a multi-million euro campaign to promote the ID. electric vehicle ahead of its market launch.

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Apr 25, 2019 - 01:50 pm

VW announces longer range e-Up for autumn

According to sales director Jürgen Stackmann, not only will VW present the series version of the ID.3 at the IAA, but also a revised e-Up with a longer range and the series version of the fully electric SUV coupé model, ID. Crozz.

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Apr 15, 2019 - 01:26 pm

VW shows large e-SUV ID. Roomzz for launch in China

In the run-up to the Shanghai Auto Show, Volkswagen has presented a large all-electric SUV with three rows of seats called the ID. Roomzz – the latest member of its all-electric ID. family. The series version of the electric car will be launched in China from 2021.

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Apr 2, 2019 - 02:12 pm

VW shuttles for charging, medical care or shops

At the Hanover IAA, VW Commercial Vehicles will present four concepts to illustrate the way autonomous electric transporters can become the basis for new business ideas, technically based on their modular electric drive system (MEB).

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Mar 27, 2019 - 03:45 pm

Seat makes electrification plans public

Seat has put its electrical strategy into concrete terms. The VW subsidiary plans to launch six electrified models on the market by the beginning of 2021. The electric versions of the Seat Mii and the Seat el-Born will be the first two all-electric models of the Spanish car brand.

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Mar 14, 2019 - 02:14 pm

Audi planning for around 30 EVs by 2025

Audi has expanded its electric roadmap and now intends to offer around 30 electric and plug-in hybrid models by 2025. At the end of 2018 there was still talk of 20 electrified models by 2025.

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Mar 13, 2019 - 01:13 pm

VW ID.3 to launch at IAA with sub €30,000 pricetag

Following one day after the Group, the Volkswagen brand also held its annual press conference – with some interesting news: Starting 8 May, customers will be able to pre-order a launch edition of the VW ID.3 in order to secure an early production slot by making a down payment.

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Mar 5, 2019 - 01:24 pm

VW opens dedicated EV platform MEB to external firms

VW confirms that the MEB platform is open to outsiders and has already announced a first partnership with the EV startup e.Go Mobile from Aachen. Meanwhile, pictures of the ID. Buggy have made it onto the network after the debut night in Geneva.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/09/17/fords-looks-to-build-more-on-meb-basis/
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