Tag: Volkswagen

Dec 3, 2019 - 07:17 pm

Schaeffler & Abt e-line join up on commercial EVs

Schaeffler and Abt e-Line have agreed on strategic cooperation for the electrification of light commercial vehicles up to 3.5 tons. Abt e-Line is the premium partner of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles for the full electrification of LCVs.

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Nov 25, 2019 - 04:03 pm

Volkswagen Bulli minibus electrified

The conversion specialist EV West has electrified a classic VW minibus on behalf of Volkswagen of America. The retrofitted classic car – officially VW Type 2 T2 – will be powered by the series production engine and the 35.8 kWh battery system of a 2017 VW e-Golf.

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Nov 24, 2019 - 05:04 pm

VW Motorsport to stop making combustion engines

Volkswagen’s Motorsport division has announced the factory retirement of the internal combustion engine. In the future, the strategy will focus specifically on electric vehicles, they say. The department is thus following in the footsteps of the Wolfsburg parent company.

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Nov 21, 2019 - 02:21 pm

VW & Hamburg extend mobility partnership

The three-year strategic mobility partnership between Volkswagen and the City of Hamburg concluded in August 2016 has been extended. The most important news within the framework of the extension is that the WeShare car-sharing service will expand to Hamburg from spring next year.

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Nov 21, 2019 - 12:21 pm

Byton & Electrify America announce cooperation

Byton will cooperate with Electrify America to provide owners of its electric cars in the USA with two years of free charging at the Volkswagen subsidiary’s public stations. Byton promises it will also be making “further important announcements” soon.

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Nov 20, 2019 - 05:07 pm

Electrify America partners with Lyft in Denver

The Volkswagen subsidiary founded following the DieselGate scandal has announced an agreement with Lyft to supply the rideshare company’s Express Drive fleet with fast charging, as well as an investment in electric buses for a new route at UC Davis-Sacramento.

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Nov 20, 2019 - 12:28 pm

VW introduces the ID. Space Vizzion

VW has just presented the seventh concept in the ID. family, the ID. Space Vizzion, on the eve of the Los Angeles Auto Show. During the presentation, Volkswagen also provided further details on the planned market launch for the ensuing series model.

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Nov 18, 2019 - 03:03 pm

Volkswagen to build ID.3 electric car in Dresden

Following VW’s decision to build the first ID.3 electric car in Zwickau, nearby Dresden has been selected as the next assembly location in Germany. The first electric vehicles based on the MEB platform will roll out of the so-called Transparent Factory in autumn 2020.

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Nov 17, 2019 - 06:08 pm

Volkswagen: €33Bn for e-mobility / New Audi boss

Volkswagen again accelerates its electric transformation. Planning Round 68 saw the Group increase the investments planned for 2020 to 2024 by 10%, that’s almost 60 billion euros to spend on electromobility, hybridisation and digitisation during this period.

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Nov 14, 2019 - 12:17 am

Continental to provide OTA to all VW ID. electric cars

Continental is to supply the central computers for Volkswagen’s ID. Series of electric cars, meaning VW is introducing over the air updates à la Tesla. The server naturally enables a high degree of other networking in MEB electric vehicles as well.

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Nov 13, 2019 - 05:50 pm

VW breaks ground on US electric car production site

Volkswagen America today began construction of its electric vehicle production facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Production should begin at the site in 2022, and it will be the German carmaking giant’s North American EV assembly base.

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Nov 8, 2019 - 12:27 pm

VW announces the ID. Space Vizzion

VW has released the first renderings of the ID. Space Vizzion and will officially present the concept on November 19 ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show. The battery-electric station wagon is to be presented as a production vehicle at the end of 2021. Also, VW has started pre-production at its new plant in China, […]

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Nov 4, 2019 - 03:46 pm

The ID. 3 to lead Volkswagen’s “system change”

Volkswagen celebrated the production of the first produced ID.3 with a ceremony attended by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The Zwickau plant is to become the largest electric car plant in Europe. At the same time, VW representatives called for a stronger commitment to the clean energy revolution.

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Nov 1, 2019 - 02:04 pm

VW brand reveals electric car roadmap for China

The Volkswagen Group’s core brand VW has now revealed the details of its electric vehicle roadmap in China. To start with, VW wants to deliver 300,000 electrified models to Chinese customers as early as next year. By 2025, the figure is expected to rise to around one million.

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Oct 30, 2019 - 02:27 pm

Volkswagen sets sights on e-mobility in Rwanda

Rwanda is the first African country in which Volkswagen intends to try its hand at an electric mobility project. Together with Siemens, VW has launched a pilot project to test the feasibility of e-mobility approaches in the East African country.

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Oct 30, 2019 - 02:19 pm

Meritor introduces electric drives for heavy trucks

US vehicle supplier Meritor has expanded its range of electric drive solutions under the Blue Horizon label to include 12Xe electric drives for medium-heavy trucks and 17Xe for heavy trucks. The supplier has already found a prominent first customer.

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Oct 10, 2019 - 06:33 pm

Electrify Canada plans 20 fast-charging stations

The Canadian arm of Volkswagen’s dieselgate subsidiary Electrify America is set to expand its nation-wide EV charging network with over 20 installations planned to roll out at select Canadian Tire retail locations across Canada.

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Oct 9, 2019 - 12:37 am

Electrify America now offers Level 2 EV home charger

The VW charging infrastructure subsidiary Electrify America now offers a home charging station for electric cars. The ‘Electrify America Electric Vehicle Home Charger’ features a charging power of up to 7.6kW and is available on Amazon for $499.

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Oct 7, 2019 - 02:09 pm

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.

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Sep 30, 2019 - 03:34 pm

JAC Volkswagen launches the SOL electric SUV

After a delay, the Chinese joint venture JAC Volkswagen has started the sale of the first model of its electric car brand SOL. The E20X was supposed to come onto the market last year and is now available at prices starting at around 16,450 euros after subsidies.

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Sep 23, 2019 - 12:05 pm

Volkswagen will offer two Golf hybrid variants

Volkswagen wants to offer two plug-in hybrid variants for the next generation of the Golf. The two variants should cater to drivers wanting a standard PHEV, as well as those wanting a performance-focused plug-in hybrid.

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Sep 19, 2019 - 04:45 pm

FAW-VW make preparations to produce e-tron in China

Starting next year, the Audi e-tron will be produced for the Chinese market by the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture at the Changchun plant. Between 45,000 and 50,000 units per year are planned. Another Audi electric model to be produced in China is the e-tron Sportback.

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