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.
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.
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.
Artemis production hits a snag in Hanover
The contract to build the Artemis models of Audi, Porsche and Bentley at VW Commercial Vehicles’ Hanover plant was considered a great success for the future of the plant. But now, according to a report in German media, two of the three brands want changes.
Audi releases two more Q4 e-tron variants
Following the sales debut of the Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron in April, two further variants are now expanding the portfolio: The Q4 Sportback 40 e-tron, the model with the longest range in the series, and the Q4 45 e-tron quattro as an all-wheel drive variant are available to order now.
Audi presents the interior of the upcoming Q4 e-tron
Audi has published extensive details of the interior of the production version of the all-electric Q4 e-tron. The compact electric SUV, which will be built in Zwickau, follows the large e-tron and e-tron Sportback SUV models as well as the sporty e-tron GT.
Audi to also launch the Q4 e-tron as a Sportback
Audi has now presented a near-production study with the Q4 Sportback e-tron concept, turning the compact electric SUV into a four-door SUV coupe. Series production is already scheduled: The Q4 e-tron Sportback will to be the seventh electric Audi and should hit markets in 2021.
Audi Q4 e-tron concept to be made in Zwickau
Audi has just officially confirmed that the production model of the Audi Q4 e-tron concept will roll off production lines at Volkswagen’s Zwickau plant. There are also indications that there could be a sportier version of the Q4 and a saloon among Audi’s other planned MEB models.
Audi releases first pictures of Q4 e-tron concept
Audi is now offering a first official preview of its previously teased all-electric compact SUV based on the MEB Group modular system, due to debut in Geneva this March. The study now got the name of Audi Q4 e-tron concept and will go serial in 2020/21.