May 25, 2023 - 10:53 am
Volkswagen’s Elli adjusts charging tariffs Europe-wide
Volkswagen’s energy subsidiary, Elli, is set to change tariffs with higher prices coming in from June. This adjustment will affect not only Elli customers but also the charging fees of VW brands. We have learned that prices across the board are rising, including the previously affordable Ionity rates.
May 22, 2023 - 10:36 am
VW core brand launches savings programme
The Volkswagen Group is planning a billion-euro savings programme for its core brand VW to bolster profitability and generate money for investments in the transformation to electric mobility. The group will present its overhaul plans to investors at a conference on 21 June.
May 2, 2023 - 12:06 pm
Volkswagen considers new EV sub-label in China
VW takes another step towards establishing a new local sub-brand for electric cars in China. German media reports the new label would incorporate the lines of the ID family, which Chinese customers have met with only moderate enthusiasm. Yet, VW already has a model in mind.
Apr 26, 2023 - 02:01 pm
Just Eat to decarbonise company car fleet in the UK
Online food delivery company Just Eat plans to replace its entire corporate sales fleet in the UK with electric vehicles by 2025. The first twelve vehicles are already on the road, namely the Cupra Born and VW ID.3.
Apr 21, 2023 - 01:18 pm
VW Group delivered over 141,000 BEVs in Q1
The Volkswagen Group handed over 141,000 BEVs to customers worldwide in the first quarter of 2023. Compared to the same period last year, which was more affected by supply bottlenecks, the group’s BEV deliveries rose by 42 per cent.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jan 12, 2023 - 01:18 pm
VW Commercial Vehicles & Skoda increased EV deliveries over 2022
Following the core VW brand and Audi, other Volkswagen subsidiaries have published sales figures for their electric models. Both VW Commercial Vehicles and Skoda were able to increase deliveries, sometimes significantly. Porsche, on the other hand, suffered a slight setback.
Dec 16, 2022 - 01:15 pm
Seat’s factory in El Prat to manufacture EV components in future
Seat announces that in future it will also produce components for electric cars at its transmission plant in El Prat De Llobregat near Barcelona. Together with Martorell and Barcelona, the Seat Components plant is one of the Spanish brand’s three production centres.
Dec 9, 2022 - 02:35 pm
Abt signs cooperation with Cupra for Formula E
The Seat brand Cupra is entering Formula E through a cooperation with Abt Sportsline. However, this commitment is merely a participation as title sponsor, which means that the team name Abt Cupra Formula E Team has now also been decided.
Nov 18, 2022 - 07:19 pm
VW plant produces 7,100 electric cars in one week
Volkswagen’s electric car plant in Zwickau set a production record in the week from 7 to 11 November when 7,100 electric cars were produced, more than in any previous week. This means that the plant is close to reaching its maximum capacity.
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.
Jul 15, 2022 - 02:56 pm
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.
Jun 23, 2022 - 11:44 am
Audi to manufacture MEB electric drives in Hungary
Audi will produce a new electric drive family for the MEB ECO platform for use in the Volkswagen Group’s electric small cars at its plant in Györ, Hungary, from 2025. A new production area is being built specifically for this purpose.
Jun 8, 2022 - 11:33 am
Cupra presents near-series compact EV concept
Cupra has provided an updated preview of its UrbanRebel all-electric small car planned for 2025. The new concept is much closer to series production than the UrbanRebel Concept presented in 2021.
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.
Apr 25, 2022 - 06:18 pm
VW expands networks & offers fixed prices
The Volkswagen Group is launching a charging and energy campaign. The volume brands Volkswagen, Cupra/Seat and ŠKODA are now to offer fixed kilowatt-hour prices throughout the entire charging network. At the same time, the Group is further expanding its European charging network.
Apr 19, 2022 - 01:14 pm
VW raises electric vehicle deliveries by 65%
The Volkswagen Group increased its deliveries of fully electric vehicles by 65 per cent in the first quarter of 2022 compared to the same quarter of the previous year. Despite supply bottlenecks for semiconductors and wiring harnesses, 99,100 BEVs were handed over to customers by the end of March.
Apr 1, 2022 - 04:46 pm
VW to recall 118,000 PHEVs with battery issues
Due to the risk of fire or possible electric shock in the event of a defective battery fuse, the Volkswagen Group has to recall around 118,000 plug-in hybrid vehicles of various brands worldwide.
Jan 12, 2022 - 12:00 pm
Volkswagen subsidiaries significantly raise EV sales
The Volkswagen brands VW, Audi, Porsche, Skoda and Seat have published their sales figures for the past year. All of them were able to significantly increase sales of battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids – while overall sales declined in some cases.
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.
Nov 15, 2021 - 05:15 pm
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.