Tag: MEB

Jun 2, 2023 - 11:41 am

VWCV unveils ID. Buzz with longer wheelbase

Volkswagen is launching the ID. Buzz as a seven-seater version. The longer model was developed primarily for the US market and will mark the return of the VW bus to North America next year. Plus, the seven-seater also brings some technology upgrades to Europe.

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May 23, 2023 - 04:06 pm

Skoda launches Enyaq L&K with 210 kW

Skoda rounds off its purely electric SUV series with the Enyaq L&K. The new variant will have a maximum system output of 210 kW and a higher WLTP range of up to 570 kilometres. In addition, there are new design features and, according to Skoda, particularly extensive standard equipment.

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May 10, 2023 - 01:54 pm

VW plans facelift for ID.4

After the ID.3, the VW ID.4 will also get a facelift. This is no surprise; German media reports give a first glimpse of what the makeover could entail – and when it will take place.

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Apr 18, 2023 - 03:54 pm

Volkswagen launches ‘100%TechCo’ to focus on China

Volkswagen will invest around one billion euros to establish a new R&D centre for fully connected electric cars in Hefei, China. The Group announced the project at the Shanghai Auto Show today and set ambitious targets for the ‘100%TechCo’ unit charged with accelerating innovation locally.

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Apr 17, 2023 - 02:01 pm

VW premieres the ID.7: carmaker is going the long haul

With the almost five-metre-long ID.7 saloon, Volkswagen has unveiled its new interim electric flagship. With a new drive system and battery size, the ID.7 is trimmed for range and comfort and intended for Passat clientele in Europe – but the 700 km range should also be a convincing argument in the US and China.

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Apr 12, 2023 - 03:40 pm

VW reveals first details of new MEB drive system APP550

Volkswagen has unveiled a new generation of drive units for the Modular Electric Building Kit MEB. The rear-axle drive APP550 comprises a completely newly developed power unit – which is supposed to offer more power with improved efficiency at the same time.

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Apr 5, 2023 - 04:29 pm

VW ID.7 tests in Alicante are almost complete

VW ID.7 testing is on the home stretch. Shortly before the world premiere of Volkswagen’s future ID. flagship on 17 April, VW provides pictures of the last test drives from Alicante, Spain and delivers more details on the electric sedan’s drive, chassis and comfort features.

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Mar 23, 2023 - 04:38 pm

VW opens the order books in Germany for the ID.3

Three weeks after its world premiere, the revised version of the VW ID.3 is now available for order in Germany. The new ID.3 Pro with the 58 kWh battery starts as previously communicated at list prices from €39,995. The price for the ID.3 Pro S with the 77 kWh battery was also revealed.

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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.

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Mar 21, 2023 - 01:01 pm

Ford MEB model Explorer costs less than €45,000

Ford has unveiled a new mid-size electric SUV called Explorer. The BEV will be built in Cologne and is supposed to be nothing less than the first of a “new wave of bold, iconic electric vehicles …steeped in Ford’s American roots and designed for Europe.” The Explorer’s electric drive is not made by Ford.

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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.

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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.

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Mar 17, 2023 - 09:18 am

VW Components opens new EV competence centre in Kassel

Volkswagen Group Components is expanding its plant in Kassel in central Germany, opening a new competence centre for power electronics there. It will bundle all areas relevant to the development of pulse inverters for e-drives. At the same time, the site is preparing to produce the new APP 550 electric drive.

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Mar 14, 2023 - 03:52 pm

Audi releases update 3.2 for Q4 e-tron vehicles

Audi will deliver software 3.2 for the Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron from the model year 2023 onwards and update all older vehicles to this software status. The announced features include Plug&Charge, future over-the-air updates, and increased DC charging capacity.

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Mar 1, 2023 - 12:05 am

Revised VW ID.3: Higher quality at higher prices

Volkswagen has now officially unveiled the revised ID.3, in which the quality of the interior in particular is to be significantly improved. The powertrains remain unchanged (for the time being). We have already had the opportunity to take a seat in the facelifted model.

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Feb 20, 2023 - 04:02 pm

VW develops own pulse inverters and thermal management

In addition to the battery and the electric drive, Volkswagen Group Technology is now also developing the pulse inverter and the thermal management itself for electric drives. As with other components, the VW developers have opted for a modular system. The first application will be in the MEB+.

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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.

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Jan 12, 2023 - 03:21 pm

VW to introduce the ID. Buzz GTX in 2023

VW Commercial Vehicles plans to introduce the announced performance version of the ID. Buzz with the suffix GTX before the end of the year. The MEB van will differ slightly from the technical data of the previous GTX models.

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Jan 4, 2023 - 10:49 am

VW reveals the ID.7 at CES

At the CES in Las Vegas, VW has presented a preview of its upcoming all-electric luxury sedan in the form of a camouflaged near-production study, which now bears the designation ID.7. The premiere of the production model is scheduled just a few months away.

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Dec 15, 2022 - 01:02 pm

Audi launches production of the Q8 e-tron

Audi has started production of the Q8 e-tron at the Brussels plant. Presented in November, the electric SUV is the revised and renamed new edition of the Audi e-tron, of which around 160,000 units have been delivered since 2018. But the Q8 e-tron will not remain the only electric Audi from Brussels.

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