Tag: Volkswagen

Feb 26, 2020 - 04:09 pm

GreenGo electric car-sharing expands to Prague

The Hungarian provider GreenGo is starting an electric car-sharing service in Prague. The fleet will initially comprise of 100 VW e-Up and is to be doubled within three months. GreenGo is also active in Budapest, where the fleet was expanded last year from 45 to 300 electric cars.

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Feb 25, 2020 - 02:51 pm

VW Touareg to become a plug-in hybrid

Volkswagen will present the Touareg R at the Geneva Motor Show in a few days. This means that the large SUV – now the brand’s top model after the phase-out of the Phaeton – will also have a plug-in drive.

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Feb 25, 2020 - 12:44 pm

Will software problems delay VW’s ID.3?

According to an article in German media, Volkswagen is still having massive software problems with ID.3. There is apparently some risk that the market launch of the first MEB model will have to be postponed. The group’s subsidiaries Audi and Porsche are also having their own troubles, only with batteries.

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Feb 24, 2020 - 04:27 pm

Battery manufacturing seal to be ready by 2022

The Global Battery Alliance wants to complete its planned seal for fairly manufactured batteries by 2022. A prototype should be ready by the end of this year. The aim is to provide consumers with significantly more information about the production of the batteries when they buy an electric car, among other things.

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Feb 21, 2020 - 02:52 pm

Seat to produce hybrid Cupra Leon

The Seat brand Cupra has presented its first model with plug-in hybrid drive. The Cupra Leon eHybrid will be launched this year as a five-door model and as a station wagon version with the addition of a Sport Tourer. The technology comes from the VW Golf 8 eHybrid GTE.

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Feb 19, 2020 - 01:56 pm

VW & Dealers agree on ID. sales model

Volkswagen and its partner association VAPV have agreed on a new distribution model in Germany for the all-electric ID. family. The agency model has apparently proven its worth in the fleet customer segment and will now be used in a similar form for private and small commercial customers.

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Feb 12, 2020 - 03:32 pm

VW & E.ON’s mobile HPCs almost ready for rollout

Volkswagen wants to push ahead with the rollout of its mobile rapid charging stations with battery storage in cooperation with the energy company E.ON. The partners have now presented the prototype of a new, flexible ultra-fast charging station in Essen.

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Feb 10, 2020 - 05:02 pm

France: Chronopost orders 420 Volkswagen e-Crafter

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWN) will deliver a total of 420 e-Crafter electric vans to the French logistics company Chronopost over the next two years. After extensive testing, the subsidiary of the French Post Group has decided in favour of the e-Crafter.

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Feb 5, 2020 - 01:48 pm

Tribus unveils two small electric buses

The Dutch company Tribus is now presenting two electric buses at the VDV Electric Bus Conference in Berlin: The compact and modular city bus Movitas and the wheelchair-accessible VW e-Crafter mini-bus.

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Feb 4, 2020 - 12:02 pm

Newest CAM study shows Tesla as EV sales leader

With record sales of 367,000 passenger cars in 2019, Tesla has increased its deliveries by 50% and thus became by far the strongest selling electric car manufacturer in the past year, ahead of the Chinese manufacturer BYD with 219,000 new energy vehicles.

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Jan 28, 2020 - 02:39 pm

VW boss Herbert Diess gets frank about CO2

Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess has delivered a seminal speech, depending action will follow. Essentially, the head of the major carmaker asks for binding environmental agreements across the EU, including charging networks and a higher price on carbon emissions.

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Jan 23, 2020 - 03:16 pm

WeShare is expanding across Europe

WeShare, the car-sharing service from Volkswagen and Škoda, will expand to seven more cities in Germany and other European countries in 2020. Following Prague and Hamburg in the spring, WeShare will also be launched in Paris, Madrid, Budapest, Munich and Milan in the course of the year.

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Jan 23, 2020 - 02:41 pm

ID.3 to become available for order in April

German electric car rental company Nextmove has revealed further details of the market launch of the VW ID.3 with reference to a document from France. Orders for the First Edition should apparently be possible from April. The series version will also be available from May, initially with 58 kWh and 45 kWh batteries.

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Jan 21, 2020 - 04:54 pm

EV charging infrastructure roll-out in Brazil

Brazil’s EV charging infrastructure is moving ahead with both public and private actors. Volvo, BMW and Portugal-based energy firm EDP are among them, along with Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Siemens, ABB and Electric Mobility Brazil from Sao Paulo.

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Jan 21, 2020 - 02:01 pm

VW ID.4 to have its world premiere this spring

The ID.3, which is finally due to be launched this summer, will probably be followed by ID.4 already this year. Two media outlets now claim to know more details about Volkswagen’s first e-SUV – including the location and time of the world premiere.

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Jan 20, 2020 - 09:40 pm

Volkswagen plans innovation centre in the USA

Volkswagen is cooperating with the University of Tennessee and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory of the US Department of Energy to establish its first innovation centre in North America. Research at the “Innovation Hub” will include research into electrification.

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Jan 17, 2020 - 05:09 pm

Volkswagen to buy 20% of Chinese battery maker Guoxuan

Volkswagen wants to buy 20 per cent of the Chinese electric car battery manufacturer Guoxuan High-Tech. There had already been rumours to this effect in August. According to the Reuters news agency, most of the details of the deal have already been finalised.

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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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