Tag: Volkswagen

Jul 1, 2020 - 04:25 pm

VW reveals plug-in-hybrid version of the Tiguan

In the model update of the SUV bestseller Tiguan, VW is expanding its range of engines with a plug-in hybrid. This is the stronger of the two well-known PHEV variants. What remains to be seen is when the revised Tiguan will be available on the market.

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Jun 22, 2020 - 05:16 pm

VW testing first ID.3 electric cars with 150 employees

VW has started the employee fleet for the ID.3 at the vehicle plant in Zwickau, Germany. The first electric cars have now been handed over to test drivers from Zwickau for a stress test in everyday life. In terms of software, however, the test vehicles do not yet correspond to the targeted series status.

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Jun 22, 2020 - 01:57 pm

VW will not produce the ID. Buggy

The ID. Buggy that Volkswagen presented last year will remain a concept. It seems VW has decided not to produce the fun EV itself after the planned co-production with e.GO mobile fell through due to the latter’s solvency issues.

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Jun 18, 2020 - 12:35 pm

Next electric VW ID.4 look leaked from China

Chinese media have unveiled first pictures of the serial version of the VW ID.4. The source of the images seems serious enough for us to break it to you – the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

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Jun 17, 2020 - 01:02 pm

VW launches ID.3 1ST Edition for less than €40,000

VW has published the prices for the ID.3 in the limited First Edition with the start of the order process for reservation holders. The currently cheapest version ID.3 Pro starts at a list price of €39,995, and after deducting subsidies, the price drops below €29,500.

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Jun 16, 2020 - 03:47 pm

Volkswagen invests $200 million in QuantumScape

Volkswagen has announced an increase in its stake in QuantumScape. The car company is investing up to another 200 million dollars in the US battery specialist. The aim is to advance the joint development of solid state batteries and to prepare for their large-scale production.

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Jun 11, 2020 - 01:42 pm

Volkswagen and Ford sign contracts for global alliance

Volkswagen and Ford have now signed the contracts for their global alliance in the areas of electrification, light commercial vehicles and autonomous driving. This paves the way for a Ford electric vehicle based on Volkswagen’s Modular Electric Drive Box (MEB).

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Jun 10, 2020 - 08:13 pm

VW ID.3 deliveries to begin in September

The order launch for the ID.3 on 17 June was already known, however, the delivery launch had still not been announced – not only because of the software problems. According to Volkswagen, the final schedule has now been fixed.

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Jun 9, 2020 - 01:10 pm

Diess departs VW cars – Brandstätter to take over

After news broke last night, that the VW Supervisory Board had withdrawn the leadership of the VW Passenger Cars brand from Group CEO Herbert Diess, more details behind the reasoning have come to light and not all of them look very pretty.

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Jun 8, 2020 - 12:44 pm

Volkswagen to tighten savings plan

Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess has massively tightened the group’s austerity measures in the Corona crisis and made some choice words internally regarding electrification. Diess’ goal: E-mobility must not remain a subsidy business.

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Jun 3, 2020 - 03:55 pm

VW and Porsche rumoured to get new brand bosses

According to German media reports, Volkswagen is preparing a personnel shuffle in its brand management boards. VW Group boss Herbert Diess, who also runs the VW brand, apparently wants to bring Porsche boss Oliver Blume to Wolfsburg.

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May 31, 2020 - 02:59 pm

Audi announces taskforce for autonomous EVs

Audi launched a new project called Artemis. The core of the project is the development of new technologies for electric, highly automated driving with a concrete reference to the model. The first step is now to “develop a pioneering model quickly and unbureaucratically”.

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May 29, 2020 - 11:39 am

VW to take over majority stake in JAC joint venture

Volkswagen has officially confirmed its plan to increase its stake in JAC Volkswagen, its joint venture for electric mobility, and to invest around one billion euros in this. The Wolfsburg-based company will invest another billion in a Chinese battery specialist.

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May 26, 2020 - 05:42 pm

Autostack Industrie makes progress on fuel cell stacks

An update was published on the progress of the German ‘AutoStack Industrie’ project launched in 2017. The project will run until the end of 2021, involving five OEMs and various suppliers working together to bring key technologies for the production of stacks for fuel cell vehicles to industrial maturity.

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May 14, 2020 - 04:35 pm

VW opens their first ID. Store in Germany

Volkswagen has opened their first ID. Store in Dresden. The flexible ID. Stores are designed to give interested parties the opportunity to find out more about ID.3 and all about e-mobility at Volkswagen. But a pop-up concept is also planned.

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May 9, 2020 - 10:34 pm

Volkswagen builds battery factory in Salzgitter

The joint venture between the Volkswagen Group and Sweden’s battery manufacturer Northvolt is taking shape. The partners have now decided that the buildings and infrastructure for the planned joint battery cell factory ‘Northvolt Zwei’ will be built by Volkswagen itself.

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May 6, 2020 - 04:59 pm

Order books open for VW ID.3 First Edition 17 June

Pre-orderers of the VW ID.3 1st Edition can place a binding order for their vehicle from 17 June, as was announced by Jürgen Stackmann, Member of the Board for sales. The pre-purchase contracts will also be a test run for the new agency model for the distribution of the ID. models.

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May 4, 2020 - 11:45 am

Volkswagen takes Seat off small electric car project

Volkswagen has relieved its Seat brand of responsibility for the development of the planned MEB small electric car for under 20,000 euros, insiders say. The decision is related to the fact that Seat has indefinitely postponed its market entry in China.

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Apr 29, 2020 - 12:57 pm

Imagine an ID.3 design 30 years in the future

The ID.3 is not even on the market yet and Volkswagen is already giving car designers the task of designing the “ID.3 of the year 2050”.  The competition on Instagram is being held for World Design Day. According to the Group, the winning design will be produced as a 3-D print on a scale of 1:4.
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Apr 27, 2020 - 11:58 am

VW factory in China producing an eSUV

In China, according to a number of media sources, VW has begun the production of prototypes presented last year as an electric SUV concept called ID. Roomzz. The seven-seater is apparently first set for launch on the Chinese market in 2021, presumably as VW ID.6.

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Apr 14, 2020 - 06:47 pm

COVID-19: carmakers reopening factories

Following the pandemic closure of production facilities around the globe, first carmakers are carefully reopening the plants to begin making cars and components again. We will update the electric vehicle-related reopenings continuously here.

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Apr 9, 2020 - 12:54 am

Volkswagen to bring mobile HPC stations in China

Volkswagen is bringing its flexible (ie semi-mobile) fast-charging (HPC) stations to China via a joint venture. A date for the planned start of production has also been set but the approval of the authorities for the joint venture is still pending.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/07/06/vw-starts-meb-reconstruction-of-the-emden-plant/
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