Tag: Volkswagen

Oct 19, 2021 - 11:06 am

CEO frenemies up to shenanigans

Herbert Diess and Elon Musk are always good for little stunts. For example, at a recent conference of 200 high-ranking Volkswagen Group managers, Elon Musk was suddenly dialled in via video conference and explained his management style for Tesla.

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Oct 18, 2021 - 12:18 pm

VW delivers 122,100 BEVs in Q3 of 2021

The Volkswagen Group handed over a total of 122,100 BEVs to customers in Q3 2021, more than twice as many as in the same quarter of the previous year. In China in particular, the market ramp-up accelerated significantly in Q3.

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Oct 7, 2021 - 02:53 pm

VW takes stock of the performance of the ID.3

Just over a year after the introduction of the ID.3, VW has taken stock of the market acceptance of the electric vehicle. According to the report, the Wolfsburg-based company has received more than 144,000 orders for its first MEB vehicle. According to the carmaker, a good 50 per cent of the buyers had not previously […]

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Oct 5, 2021 - 03:27 pm

ID.3 & ID.4 enter WeShare fleet in Berlin

In Germany, WeShare, Volkswagen’s all-electric free-floating car-sharing service, has renewed its Berlin fleet and added the all-electric ID.4 to its range of vehicles. Initially, around 100 ID.4s will be successively added to the fleet.

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Oct 2, 2021 - 05:13 pm

Re-use, second life or recycling? Volkswagen BattMan ReLife knows

Volkswagen has just launched an analysis software called BattMan ReLife for batteries. The quick-check carried out by the software as an initial diagnosis is now being used in a pilot plant for battery recycling that Volkswagen Group Components has been operating at the Salzgitter site in Germany since the beginning of the year.

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Sep 27, 2021 - 01:36 pm

Serial version of the UrbanRebel to release in 2025

The production version of the ‘UrbanRebel Concept’ by the Seat brand Cupra, planned for 2025, is to cost around 25,000 euros, which is around 5,000 euros more expensive than the VW offshoot of the planned electric small car family.

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Sep 22, 2021 - 03:12 pm

Battery storage charging from VW & E.ON

The energy group E.ON and Volkswagen have just opened the order books for their battery-supported fast charger in Germany. The E.ON Drive Booster can charge two electric cars simultaneously at 150 kW and does not require any civil engineering or grid connection adaptation.

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Sep 21, 2021 - 02:34 pm

Addison Lee to electrify fleet with ID.4s by 2023

London’s largest taxi and hire car company Addison Lee has announced that it will only use purely electric cars from 2023. Addison Lee already has 650 electric cars in service. From November, 200 VW ID.4s are to be added every month.

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Sep 18, 2021 - 04:52 pm

Austrian e-taxis pioneer charging pad system

In Vienna and Graz, the ‘eTaxi Austria Project’ is starting a large-scale test run to test a new type of charging-pad charging technology over the next two years. With the Easelink system, electric taxis can charge with a connection to a charging pad at the taxi rank. The approach holds much promise for fleet operators.

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Sep 13, 2021 - 02:24 pm

VW Components opens battery research lab in Salzgitter

Volkswagen Group Components has opened a laboratory for cell research and development in Salzgitter, Germany. The company is thus further expanding its expertise in battery technology and taking the next step towards developing and producing its own battery cells for electromobility.

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Sep 13, 2021 - 12:09 pm

VW launches OTA updates for all ID. models

From now on, all VW ID. models will receive regular software updates via mobile data transfer. The first update ‘ID. Software 2.3’ provides improvements in the image recognition of the camera or the operation of the infotainment system, among other things.

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Sep 9, 2021 - 12:38 pm

Performance ID.3 could release in 2022

VW is also planning a performance variant for the ID.3. Brand manager Ralf Brandstätter confirmed this in an interview on the sidelines of the IAA. The basis for the model, presumably called ID.3 GTX, is already known.

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Sep 2, 2021 - 01:26 pm

Norway marks 11,811 new EV registrations in August

In Norway, 11,811 new electric cars were registered in August. The share of electric cars in new passenger car registrations was 71.9 per cent last month. Norway’s most successful model across all drive types in August was the Tesla Model Y with 1,308 new registrations.

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Sep 2, 2021 - 01:18 pm

Cupra presents battery-electric ‘UrbanRebel’ concept

With the ‘UrbanRebel Concept’, the Seat subsidiary Cupra has presented its idea of a sporty electric small car. The concept car at the IAA Mobility is a design study that is intended to give a preview of the “urban electric vehicle” that is to be launched on the market in 2025.

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Sep 1, 2021 - 01:14 pm

CALB to expand production capacities by 2025

The Chinese battery manufacturer CALB (China Lithium Battery Technology) has announced the expansion of its production capacities to 300 GWh by 2025. Among other things, the company is planning a new factory in Hefei with a capacity of 50 GWh. International carmakers could also benefit from this.

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Aug 31, 2021 - 10:36 am

VW to drop manual gears in the shift to e-mobility

VW wants to offer only automatic transmissions in the future as part of the shift to electromobility, thus saving costs for the further development of traditional transmission technology. The first VW model completely without a clutch pedal will be the 3rd generation Tiguan from 2023.

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Aug 30, 2021 - 10:48 am

VW confirms ID.3 launch in China this year

Volkswagen will produce and sell its ID.3 electric model in China in the future. The China ID.3 will be produced by SAIC-VW together with the ID.4 X and ID.6 X in Anting and will be launched in the fourth quarter of this year.

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Aug 25, 2021 - 04:01 pm

Volkswagen tops CAM innovation rankings

Volkswagen is the most innovative car company in 2021 – ahead of Daimler and Tesla. This is the result of a new study by the German Center of Automotive Management (CAM), which regularly publishes rankings of the most innovative corporations and premium brands.

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Aug 22, 2021 - 11:16 am

Chattanooga revs up for VW ID.4 mass production

In the USA, the first VW ID.4 electric SUV pre-production units have rolled off the assembly line at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga. These are used to test out the assembly process and all related components. Mass production is to start next year.

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Aug 11, 2021 - 10:45 am

China’s July NEV sales rise to 271,000 vehicles

In July, a total of 271,000 new energy vehicles were sold in China – an increase of 164.4 per cent compared to July 2020. BYD led the manufacturers, but the best-selling model for the eleventh month in a row was the Wuling Hongguang Mini EV.

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Aug 9, 2021 - 10:46 am

Samsung rumoured to supply cells to Volkswagen

Samsung SDI is rumoured to produce part of the standardised battery cells for future electric cars announced by Volkswagen at Power Day. However, it remains to be seen what scope of development the South Korean company will be responsible for.

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Aug 8, 2021 - 04:00 pm

VW CEO Diess negatively charged by Ionity

Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess apparently ended up negatively supercharged after a bad experience with the Ionity charging network in which VW has a 20 per cent stake. “This is anything but a premium charging experience, IONITY!” ranted Diess on LinkedIn.

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Aug 8, 2021 - 01:59 pm

VW to debut electric performance SUV as ID.5 GTX at IAA

Volkswagen says it will put the VW ID.5 GTX on display at the IAA Munich Motor Show this September. The new e-car is the first to utilise the Group’s MEB platform in the form of an SUV coupé and will appear as a near-production concept at the show before going on sale next year.

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