USA: Magna may develop “rugged” Scout EVs for VW
Volkswagen may turn to Magna International to help them relaunch the Scout brand in the USA with a range of “rugged” new offroad EVs. Apparently, VW is in talks with the contract manufacturer and continues to consider getting a dedicated new platform for these vehicles.
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.
VW Trinity EV to get extra production hall in Wolfsburg?
According to a media report, Volkswagen is considering building an entirely new production hall at its main plant in Wolfsburg to manufacture the future electric flagship Trinity there. However, the development of the model already appears around a year behind schedule.
VW tests extreme-heat EV charging in Arizona
Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) opened a 50-space charging station at its Arizona Proving Grounds to help the company test battery and charging performance in scorching weather. VWGoA says it is “one of the most extensive EV charging stations”.
Volkswagen delivers details on WE Charge service
As Volkswagen readies the ID.3 electric car to hit the road in eventually large numbers, the company also launches the corresponding charging service. We Charge opens this August offering clients three tariffs, including exclusive Ionity conditions, as the Group now announces.
Audi: Proprietary charging network for hi-tech EVs?
The Volkswagen Group is planning a proprietary charging network throughout Europe, Spiegel magazine claims, citing circles around Audi’s project Artemis. It looks like initially, only Audi drivers would benefit from the hi-tech network with Porsche clients to follow.
VW readies Emden plant for MEB electric vehicles
While the preparations for the start of production of the VW ID.3 in Zwickau are in full swing, the necessary financial resources amounting to 1 billion euros for the extensive transformation of the Emden location into an MEB plant have now been finally made available.