Tag: Volkswagen

May 20, 2022 - 02:47 pm

VW ID.4 production kicks off in Emden

The VW ID.4 is now also being produced in Emden. This means that the ID.4 is now built at the German sites in Zwickau and Emden as well as in the Chinese plants in Anting and Foshan. From autumn this year, production for the US market will start in Chattanooga.

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May 20, 2022 - 12:39 pm

VW presents Board of their battery unit

With the European Company (Société Européenne) founded last December, Volkswagen wants to bundle activities along the battery value chain. The group has now presented six members to make the Board of Directors, headed by Frank Blome, which is to expand the battery business from Salzgitter.

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May 19, 2022 - 12:43 pm

Mahindra to use MEB components

Volkswagen and the Indian vehicle manufacturer Mahindra are exploring the use of MEB components in Mahindra’s new “Born Electric Platform”. A cooperation agreement that has now been concluded sets the framework for further evaluation of the collaboration.

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May 16, 2022 - 12:36 pm

VW to build the e-Up until 2025 – ID.2 to follow

Volkswagen plans to continue building the e-Up until the end of 2025, as Hildegard Wortmann, Member of the Board of Management for Sales, has now announced. The production version of the ID. Life concept, which is now referred to as the ID.2, will then take over seamlessly.

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May 9, 2022 - 02:03 pm

VW ID.3 GTX to release 2023 at earliest

The VW ID.3 GTX, the planned performance variant of the ID.3, will probably not be launched this year. This is because the ID.3 GTX is to be based on the revised ID.3, whose facelift is not expected until 2023 at the earliest.

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May 6, 2022 - 11:28 am

VW raises investment sum in Spain

The Volkswagen Group and Seat are increasing their investment in e-mobility in Spain from the initially planned seven billion to ten billion euros. VW wants to invest the money not only in its own plants, but also in building up a supply chain.

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May 6, 2022 - 11:13 am

VW ID. Buzz to launch below €65,000 in Germany

The first prices have now been announced for the ID. Buzz from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, the first prices have now been announced. According to these, the passenger car version will start at prices slightly below 65,000 euros. The commercial vehicle version ID. Buzz Cargo commercial vehicle version is available at a much lower price.

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May 5, 2022 - 02:49 pm

Intis and Slovenian Post want to charge e-Crafter inductively

Slovenian state-owned postal company Pošta Slovenije wants to demonstrate inductive charging of an electric transporter in a real-life environment together with German specialist Intis. As part of the Edison Winci project, Intis will retrofit a Pošta Slovenije VW e-Crafter for wireless charging.

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Apr 30, 2022 - 05:11 pm

VW Components to expand plant in Kassel

In Germany, Volkswagen Group Components has announced plans to expand its site in Kassel into a “key supplier for e-mobility”. The first step is to increase the number of production lines. The longer term plan is for the plant to only manufacture purely electric vehicles.

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Apr 29, 2022 - 01:57 pm

VW and BP put first joint charging station into operation

With the inauguration of the first charging station in Düsseldorf, Volkswagen and BP have now officially launched their strategic partnership announced last year. In the first step of this cooperation, up to 4,000 additional fast charging points will be set up at petrol stations over the next 24 months.

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Apr 28, 2022 - 04:15 pm

VW considers building second plant in the USA

Volkswagen is considering the construction of a second plant in the USA. It could be built directly next to the current factory in Chattanooga. According to media reports, a battery cell plant in the area is also being considered. No decision has been made yet, but the move has been in the offing for months.

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Apr 26, 2022 - 01:12 pm

VW to release an electric Amarok pickup

VW Commercial Vehicles is also planning a purely electric version for the next generation of the Amarok pickup. The new Amarok is being developed in cooperation with Ford and will be a Ford Ranger with its own unique drive system.

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Apr 19, 2022 - 01:14 pm

VW raises electric vehicle deliveries by 65%

The Volkswagen Group increased its deliveries of fully electric vehicles by 65 per cent in the first quarter of 2022 compared to the same quarter of the previous year. Despite supply bottlenecks for semiconductors and wiring harnesses, 99,100 BEVs were handed over to customers by the end of March.

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Apr 18, 2022 - 06:23 pm

VW plans technical improvements to MEB

VW is planning technical improvements for its MEB electric car platform. According to a presentation this week at the UBS Paris Electric Car Day by Silke Bagschik, sales and marketing manager for the ID range, VW is aiming for charging powers of over 200 kW and ranges of up to 700 kilometres for the MEB.

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Apr 8, 2022 - 02:39 pm

CAM report shows Tesla as top e-mobility innovator

Within the framework of the annually updated ‘Electromobility Report 2022’ of the Center of Automotive Management (CAM), Tesla scored best by a clear margin. Volkswagen and Hyundai follow in second and third place for BEV innovations.

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Apr 5, 2022 - 12:30 pm

VW to begin ID.4 production in May

VW plans to start series production of the ID.4 at the Emden plant in May. The carmaker made the announcement after a visit to the site by VW brand CEO Ralf Brandstätter, his successor Thomas Schäfer and the chairperson of the general works council Daniela Cavallo.

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Apr 4, 2022 - 02:04 pm

Klaus Zellmer to take over as chairman at Skoda

Klaus Zellmer will become the new Chairman of the Board of Skoda Auto on 1 July 2022. The VW brand’s board member for marketing and sales succeeds Thomas Schäfer, who will take over as chairman of the board of the Volkswagen brand on 1 July.

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Apr 1, 2022 - 03:45 pm

Gotion High-Tech begins serial production of 210 Wh/kg LFP batteries

According to company CEO Li Zhen, Volkswagen’s Chinese battery partner Gotion High-Tech has achieved industrialisation of the battery cell with LFP chemistry presented at the beginning of 2021, which offers an energy density of 210 Wh/kg. The company is also working on a semi-solid-state battery that is expected to reach 360 Wh/kg.

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Mar 28, 2022 - 12:02 pm

VW restarts MEB production in Zwickau

Production of the MEB models at the VW plant in Zwickau has started again – a few days earlier than planned. Production of the MEB SUV Skoda Enyaq in the Czech Republic, on the other hand, will be paused for a little longer, which will also affect the order availability of some variants.

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Mar 25, 2022 - 01:04 pm

VW postpones launching the ID.5 due to war in Ukraine

Volkswagen has confirmed that the ongoing production stop at its EV factory in Zwickau will also affect the ID.5 electric SUV. The new MEB car was slated to launch at the beginning of April, but the factory is missing parts that usually come from Ukraine.

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Mar 23, 2022 - 01:05 pm

VW confirms plans for battery plant near Valencia

The Volkswagen Group has now officially confirmed the previously leaked plans to build a battery cell factory in Valencia, Spain. This is part of a total investment of more than seven billion euros along the entire e-mobility value chain in Spain.

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