Tag: Volkswagen

Sep 23, 2022 - 01:02 pm

Volkswagen to upgrade Chemnitz factory

Volkswagen is planning to adjust production at the Chemnitz engine plant in future as part of the transformation to electric mobility. Up to now, only combustion engines have been produced at the plant. At a works meeting, the first eMobility component from Chemnitz was announced.

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Sep 19, 2022 - 10:32 am

12.500 pre-orders for the ID. Buzz

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWN) has published an update on the interim status of pre-orders for the ID. Buzz. This has revealed currently around 12,500 pre-orders – of which more than 6,000 reservations are for the ID. Buzz Cargo.

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Sep 14, 2022 - 10:21 am

VW introduces additional ID concept

At the ID. Meeting in Locarno, VW not only presented the off-road concept ID. XTREME, but also the ID.5 GTX Xcite. The show car is based on the ID.5 GTX with an 82 kWh battery and is a single body.

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Sep 12, 2022 - 02:18 pm

Volkswagen presents off-road ID.4 concept

At the ID. meetup in Locarno, VW presented the ID. XTREME. The fully electric concept off-roader with all-wheel drive is based on the ID.4 GTX. However, the technical changes not only affect the off-road chassis, but also the electric drive – and even make it into series production.

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Sep 2, 2022 - 03:23 pm

Volkswagen’s Elli connects to &Charge services

Porsche spin-off &Charge, a company offering loyalty points for EV drivers in Europe, has a new client in Elli. The business signs responsible for charging and energy-related services within the Volkswagen Group. The cooperation with &Charge will benefit EV drivers across the VW portfolio.

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Sep 1, 2022 - 11:20 am

Oliver Blume suceeds Herbert Diess as Volkswagen CEO

As of today, Oliver Blume acts as CEO of both Porsche and the Volkswagen Group. He succeeds Herbert Diess as announced and sets the course right from the start. German media has learnt that Blume will reduce the Board of Management to take decisions more quickly.

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Aug 23, 2022 - 05:09 pm

Germany secures raw materials and energy in Canada

During the German Chancellor Scholz’s visit to Canada, Volkswagen and Mercedes Benz signed agreements with the Canadian government to secure access to key battery raw materials such as lithium, nickel and cobalt, according to media reports. Chancellor Scholz has also secured a deal to supply Germany with green hydrogen.

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Aug 19, 2022 - 10:46 am

First tuning kit available for the ID. Buzz

Norwegian tuner Zyrus Engineering announces a tuning kit for the VW ID.Buzz. For those who want to give their electric minibus a lowered look with a rear spoiler, rear diffuser, front splitter, mirror covers, side skirts and 22-inch wheels.

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Aug 16, 2022 - 11:13 am

VW & Mahindra sign MEB component supply agreement

The Volkswagen Group and Indian vehicle manufacturer Mahindra have signed a term sheet for the supply of MEB components for Mahindra’s new Inglo all-electric vehicle platform. Mahindra has also provided a preview of the first five models.

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Aug 15, 2022 - 11:48 am

Inflation Reduction Act passes the US House of Representatives

The Inflation Reduction Act, which also includes the reform of the EV tax credit, has now passed the House of Representatives after the Senate and is expected to be signed by President Joe Biden in the coming days. The new eligibility requirements will make most electric models ineligible for the tax credit.

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Aug 14, 2022 - 12:49 pm

Electrify America to install chargers at Ikea locations

Volkswagen’s US subsidiary Electrify America will install more than 200 high-power charging stations at Ikea locations in the US. The fast chargers, with outputs ranging from 150 kW to 350 kW, will be set up at more than 25 Ikea shops in 18 US states and will be available for public use.

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Aug 11, 2022 - 02:14 pm

Schaeffler announces repair kit of electric axle drives

The automotive supplier Schaeffler has developed a repair kit for electric axle drives. According to the company, the ‘Schaeffler E-Axle RepSystem – G’ is currently the only repair solution that enables workshops to repair electric axle transmissions instead of replacing them completely.

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Aug 9, 2022 - 01:15 pm

Meyers Manx to release electric VW buggy

US carmaker Meyers Manx is bringing back the VW buggy of the 1960s with an electric drive. The Meyers Manx 2.0 Electric is to be built in a small series of 50 units starting in 2023, before series production is to start in 2024.

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Jul 29, 2022 - 12:57 pm

Quantumscape prototypes 24-layer solid-state cells

Volkswagen’s partner for solid-state batteries, Quantumscape, claims to make bold strides in its Q2 letter to shareholders. The company says it is now successfully building and testing prototype 24-layer cells – up from 16 layers just a few months ago.

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Jul 28, 2022 - 01:28 pm

Volkswagen launches eVTOL dubbed Flying Tiger in China

Volkswagen Group China has unveiled a prototype eVTOL. The passenger drone is called V.MO and is nicknamed the “Flying Tiger” in a nod to its target launch market. Future series models will carry up to four people and their luggage over 200 kilometres.

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Jul 27, 2022 - 01:49 pm

Volkswagen kicks off production of the ID.4 in the USA

After months of pre-series production, Volkswagen has now built the first production model of the ID.4 for customer deliveries at its US plant in Chattanooga. In the course of the fourth quarter of 2022, production is to be ramped up to 7,000 cars per month.

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Jul 20, 2022 - 12:33 pm

Volkswagen is reorganizing management in the USA

The Volkswagen Group is reorganising its management team for the planned electric offensive in the USA. There will be a change of chief at Volkswagen Group of America: the current CEO Scott Keogh will personally take over responsibility for the new electric brand Scout.

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Jul 19, 2022 - 02:18 pm

Porsche confirms launch delay of the Macan until 2024

Porsche has postponed the market launch of the all-electric Macan until 2024. What was previously a rumour in the industry has now been confirmed by Porsche boss Oliver Blume himself. But: In addition to the E-Macan, a new electric luxury SUV is to roll off the production line in Leipzig in the future.

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Jul 18, 2022 - 02:52 pm

P3 Charging Index: Kia EV6 is new long-distance champion

Summertime = travel time. But how do electric cars fare on the long haul? In this third edition of the P3 Charging Index, there was a new winner – for the first time, the electric car with the best long-distance performance no longer comes from Germany but from South Korea. It is not the only […]

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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.

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Jul 15, 2022 - 02:43 pm

VW launches HPC park with 2nd life batteries in Zwickau

Volkswagen has commissioned a fast-charging park at its electric car plant in Zwickau, which draws a large part of its energy from a so-called Power Storage Container (PSC). In future, the solution will also be used in residential areas, for example, as no medium-voltage transformer needs to be set up for the HPC.

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