Mar 8, 2023 - 02:17 pm
VW may prefer US over Eastern Europe for battery cell factory
Volkswagen may have put plans for a battery cell factory in Eastern Europe on ice. According to a media report, the company is looking to build a plant in North America first since it could receive up to €10 billion in incentives because of the US Inflation Reduction Act.
Jan 31, 2023 - 11:11 am
VW considers manufacturing small electric SUV in North America
Volkswagen wants to produce another electric model in North America and is considering the Canadian province of Ontario as the future home for a battery cell plant. According to the report, it is not yet clear in which plant the E-SUV below the ID.4 will be built.
Jan 12, 2023 - 03:41 pm
PowerCo secures land for Volkswagen’s next battery factory
Volkswagen’s plans for a battery cell factory in Spain have entered the next phase by purchasing a plot of land. PowerCo, the Group’s battery division, has signed the papers and was ready to invest €63 mn to buy 130 hectares in Sagunt, near Valencia.
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.
Sep 26, 2022 - 12:15 pm
VW subsidiary PowerCo & Umicore launch battery joint venture
The Volkswagen Group’s new battery subsidiary PowerCo and the Belgian materials technology group Umicore have established a joint venture for cathode and prematerial production in Europe. From 2025, the joint venture is to supply PowerCo’s European battery cell factories with key materials.
Mar 10, 2016 - 09:40 am
Volvo, Shanghai, EV Connect, BMW, Powerco.
Volvo supports CCS: Volvo gets behind the Charging Interface Initiative, joining Audi, BMW, Daimler, Opel, Porsche, VW, TÜV Süd, Mennekes and Phoenix Contact in their effort to establish the Combined Charging System (CCS) as a standard. CharIN is working towards EV charging with 200 and up to 350 kW although it is currently operating at 50 kWh, similar to CHAdeMO.
Shanghai stocks up: The Chinese mega city reportedly plans to have 3,000 rental EVs in its vicinity by the end of the year and a government paper now proposes 5,000 new charge points. As many as 20,000 electric cars will be available for hire by Shanghai’s 24m inhabitants by 2020 and could be charged at 30,000 locations.
West Coast electric highway: EV Connect received 1.8m dollars from the California Energy Commission to add charge stops along parts of the California 99 and Interstate 5 highways. The West Coast Electric Highway will include fast- and Level 2 EV charging stations and will connect Canada with Mexico.
BMW is looking for partners to erect solar EV charging ports in South Africa. The plan is to install four stations by the end of the year, two in Johannesburg, as well as one in each Cape Town and Durban. BMW SA also called on the government to scrap its 25 percent tax on EV imports, esp. as gas guzzlers are taxed with 18%.
EV charging in New Zealand: Company Powerco says it will install 20 EV charging stations across the country over the next three years. The first station will go up next week in Tauranga and another one in New Plymouth. Plans there are supported by the district council.