Tag: Volkswagen

Jan 10, 2020 - 04:35 pm

SK Innovation to expand in Hungary and the USA

South Korean battery cell manufacturer SK Innovation apparently wants to further increase its production capacities in the USA and Hungary to meet rocketing demand for EV batteries. There is also talk of a joint venture with Volkswagen.

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Jan 5, 2020 - 09:53 pm

Volkswagen small cars get downgraded on crash tests

Volkswagen Group experiences a setback as their small cars get downgraded on crash tests ratings: The new VW Up and its sister models Seat Mii and Škoda Citigo, all of which are also available with a purely electric drive, have only been awarded three stars in the new crash test round of the European New […]

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Jan 2, 2020 - 04:54 pm

Volkswagen adjusts their electric forecast upwards

Volkswagen is significantly raising its forecast for the production of electric vehicles: According to new plans, the strategic target of one million electric cars is to be reached by the end of 2023, two years earlier than previously planned. The Volkswagen company adjusted their plans to produce 1.5 million electric cars in 2025.

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Dec 22, 2019 - 12:11 pm

MAN installs stationary battery in Hamburg

At the depot of the Hamburg-Holstein transport authority (VHH) in Hamburg Bergedorf, a stationary 500 kWh storage facility – fitted with discarded batteries – has been connected to the depot’s charging network. The aim is to optimise the power supply at the depot.

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Dec 19, 2019 - 11:34 am

Volkswagen announces ID.3 Pro Power

Volkswagen will offer four drive options for the ID.3 instead of three as previously expected. A mail to Scandinavian pre-orderers that was made available to electrive, also mentioned new prices for the first MEB vehicle.

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Dec 18, 2019 - 11:20 am

Electrify America & Bank of America partner up

Electrify America will cooperate with the Bank of America to install EV charging stations at “select financial center locations across the U.S.” Around 40 charging stations featuring a total 140 EV chargers will be available at select BoA locations by the end of 2020.

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Dec 14, 2019 - 04:57 pm

Porsche teams up with Electrify Canada

Porsche Cars Canada announced an agreement with Electrify Canada where the VW subsidiary will provide buyers of the first fully-electric Porsche, the Taycan, with three years of free charging at Electrify Canada’s public charging stations.

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Dec 13, 2019 - 02:15 pm

VW is looking at electric performance GTX

VW’s GTI performance tag will probably become GTX as VW is planning a series of performance variants of its ID. electric models under the said tag. According to British media, the ID. Crozz series version could be the first MEB model to have a performance offshoot.

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Dec 12, 2019 - 04:09 pm

Telsa gets recognition from competition

The German car industry has “decided” to recognise Tesla’s achievements. VW congratulated Tesla in a newspaper ad on its choice of Model 3 as “Swiss Car of the Year 2020” but promises that the competition will become stronger next year with the ID.3.

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Dec 10, 2019 - 04:40 pm

Norway marks 3,697 new EVs for November

Exactly 3,697 electric cars were newly registered in Norway in November. The market share of electric cars among car registrations was 36.9 per cent. The most successful model of all drive types was the VW e-Golf.

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Dec 10, 2019 - 02:00 pm

CAM study reveals: German carmakers are most innovative

According to the study conducted by the Center of Automotive Management (CAM), when it comes to innovative strength, German carmakers maintain an international lead. Volkswagen is placed at the top of this ranking. This latest comparative study is the result of research among 38 car manufacturers.

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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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https://www.electrive.com/2020/01/10/sk-innovation-to-expand-in-hungary-and-the-usa/
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