Tag: Volkswagen

Apr 15, 2021 - 05:58 pm

VW expands battery system production

Volkswagen Group Components has significantly expanded the production of battery systems at its plant in Braunschweig, Germany. After the first expansion stage with a maximum capacity of 250,000 battery systems, the second expansion stage with the same capacity has now started.

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Apr 13, 2021 - 11:44 pm

Volkswagen’s standard ID.4 rates 260-mile range

The VW ID.4 has received its range ratings from the EPA in the USA. The current base version ID.4 Pro with rear-wheel drive and 82 kWh battery has been rated with a range of 260 miles (418 kilometres). This is 10 miles (16 kilometres) more than the ID.4 Pro S and 1st Edition variants.

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Apr 12, 2021 - 11:31 am

SK Innovation & LG Energy Solution settle US legal battle

South Korean battery cell manufacturers SK Innovation and LG Energy Solution have reached a settlement in their year-long legal dispute. Both companies agreed to stop all legal proceedings in the US and South Korea and to refrain from suing each other for the next ten years.

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Mar 30, 2021 - 12:32 pm

Volkswagen ID.3 looking to launch in China this year

Volkswagen partner SAIC is reportedly planning to produce and sell the VW ID.3 in China. According to a Chinese media report, the model will be launched on the Chinese market this year. In addition, there are now more details on the VW ID.6, which is to be launched in China in April.

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Mar 29, 2021 - 05:46 pm

Saint-Gobain electrifies fleet in the UK & Ireland

The British subsidiary of the French industrial group Saint-Gobain wants to convert its 3,000-plus company cars completely to electric and hybrid vehicles by the end of 2023. Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland has already included the first 100 VW ID.3 into the fleet.

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Mar 29, 2021 - 01:08 pm

SAIC-VW’s ID.4 celebrates Chinese market debut

The VW ID.4 X has made its official market debut in China. The electric car produced by VW with its partner SAIC is now available in China in six variants at prices ranging from 199,900 to 272,900 yuan (equivalent to around €25,900 to €35,300) after subsidies.

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Mar 25, 2021 - 03:52 pm

QuantumScape to open second pilot plant

Solid-state battery specialist QuantumScape plans to issue 13 million new shares. The expected proceeds of $859 million are to be invested in the company’s planned pilot plant and in the joint venture with Volkswagen. In connection with the joint venture, there is also talk of a second pilot plant.

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Mar 25, 2021 - 02:51 pm

VW bundles Elli and appoints Elke Temme as CEO

From 1 April 2021, the Elli brand founded in 2019 to develop products and services related to energy and charging at VW, will now be reassigned from the VW brand to the Charging and Energy business unit at Volkswagen Group Components. At the same time, Elli will now be headed by Elke Temme as CEO.

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Mar 24, 2021 - 12:48 pm

Renault plans for electric truck in each segment by 2023

Renault Trucks intends to offer an all-electric range for each market segment (distribution, construction and long-haul) from 2023. To this end, the company has now created various departments specialised in electric mobility. Renault has also provided initial technical data for the Kangoo Rapid panel van.

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Mar 23, 2021 - 05:23 pm

VW names successors for chief strategist Jost

Volkswagen has found Michael Jost’s successor: Andreas Walingen will become Chief Strategy Officer at the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand on 1 May. At the group level, Porsche manager Gernot Döllner will take over to perform several important tasks in future.

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Mar 22, 2021 - 03:27 pm

Seat aims for 500,000 electric cars per year

Seat wants to produce 500,000 electric cars per year in Spain from 2025 for its own label and other Volkswagen Group brands. Seat announced the target along with its own new ‘urban electric vehicle’ at the company’s annual press conference.

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Mar 22, 2021 - 01:35 pm

Volkswagen’s Tesla moment on the stock market

Volkswagen is experiencing a ‘Tesla moment’ in the stock market after the company presented details of its electric vehicle offensive a few days ago. The German carmakers share value rose so much that Germany’s market watchdog Bafin is taking a closer look.

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Mar 22, 2021 - 01:03 pm

VW brand to halt combustion engine development

Following Audi’s lead, the Volkswagen brand VW no longer intends to develop new combustion engines. Further developments of the existing units would suffice, according to CEO Ralf Brandstätter, before VW is to become mostly electric.

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Mar 22, 2021 - 12:31 pm

Traton increases budget for electric vehicles

Volkswagen’s commercial vehicle subsidiary Traton has increased its investments in electromobility. The commercial vehicle manufacturer has now decided to invest 1.6 billion euros in research and development for e-mobility by 2025. Long-haul trucks will also be powered by batteries.

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Mar 18, 2021 - 03:07 pm

Porsche demands sustainable battery cell production

Porsche wants to become CO2-neutral in balance sheet terms across the entire value chain by 2030, which also has implications for battery suppliers. For the planned CO2 neutrality, the sports car manufacturer wants to “not compensate, but avoid”.

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Mar 18, 2021 - 11:46 am

VW to launch ID.4 deliveries in March

VW is starting customer deliveries of the ID.4 this month. The first ID.4s will be handed over to customers in many European markets before the end of March. Deliveries in the USA began a few days ago, while Europe will follow with Germany starting on 26 March.

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Mar 16, 2021 - 06:26 pm

Ford plans electric Transit Custom for 2023

Ford has announced that the next generation of the Transit Custom series will include an all-electric model. The same applies to the Tourneo Custom passenger car counterpart. The vehicles will be manufactured at the Kocaeli site in Turkey from the first half of 2023. Ford is also building an offshoot for partner VW there.

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Mar 15, 2021 - 05:21 pm

Power Day: Volkswagen plans standard battery cell

Volkswagen has just presented its technology roadmap for the battery and charging sectors up to 2030 at its Power Day presentation. The aim of the roadmap is to significantly reduce the complexity and costs of batteries. At the core of the plan are six “Gigafactories” throughout Europe.

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Mar 12, 2021 - 01:04 pm

Artemis rumoured to be six months behind schedule

Audis’ trailblazer project Artemis, announced last year, is already significantly behind schedule according to a media report. This is also said to have an impact on the planned, highly automated electric sedan, which is now reportedly not to be launched until 2025 instead of 2024.

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Mar 10, 2021 - 12:08 pm

Change in management at Volkswagen

Volkswagen is losing its chief strategist, as Michael Jost will leave the company as soon as he has trained his successor. Gernot Döllner, who is currently head of the Panamera model series at Porsche, is said to be waiting in the wings as his successor.

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Mar 5, 2021 - 12:41 pm

VW aims for 70% EV sales in Europe by 2030

The Volkswagen brand has presented its ‘Accelerate’ strategy that should speed up its electric plans. VW also mentions concrete model plans, although, in the case of the electric compact car, the German carmaker company has been sparing with detail.

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Feb 25, 2021 - 03:53 pm

Volkswagen to introduce third shift in Zwickau plant

Volkswagen plans to introduce a third shift at its MEB plant in Zwickau from mid-April. This will enable around 1,400 vehicles to be built per day from the summer onwards. Currently production capacity stands around 800 electric cars. Volkswagen Saxony is also getting a new CEO.

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Feb 22, 2021 - 11:23 am

VW ups EV targets and may end Artemis

VW has reportedly tightened its electrification targets. According to a media report, the share of electric vehicles in 2030 will be significantly higher than previously planned. To achieve this, development tasks will also be redistributed among the group’s brands – this likely also affects Audi’s Artemis project.

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Feb 19, 2021 - 12:20 pm

VW to launch electric car-sharing WeShare in Hamburg

Volkswagen will launch its WeShare offer with 800 electric cars in Hamburg next week after having to postpone the launch due to the pandemic several times. Initially, WeShare will distribute 400 ID.3 before reaching the final fleet size of 800 vehicles in April.

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Feb 19, 2021 - 12:03 pm

QuantumScape sets up pilot plant for solid-state batteries

The solid-state battery specialist and Volkswagen partner QuantumScape has announced in the context of the announcement of its business figures that it will build a pilot plant in San José, California. Called QS-0, the plant is expected to be capable of producing over 100,000 units of solid-state cells per year.

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Feb 16, 2021 - 12:15 pm

Pre-series VW ID.5 production kicks-off in Germany

It has been an open secret for some time that VW would soon be launching a coupé offshoot of the ID.4, the ID.5, after the ID.3 and VW ID.4. Now VW brand CEO Ralf Brandstätter has confirmed that the coupé SUV, which will also be built in Zwickau, will be launched in the second half […]

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