Dec 7, 2022 - 04:57 pm
Volkswagen invests €460 million in Wolfsburg plant
Volkswagen is investing around 460 million euros in the transformation of its main plant in Wolfsburg as a first step until the beginning of 2025. The investments will mainly go towards preparations for the recently confirmed production of the new ID.3 – but also a possible ID.3 X compact SUV.
Dec 2, 2022 - 01:13 pm
Volkswagen announces updated ID.3 in spring 2023
One day after Volkswagen thinned out the ID.3 range in the online configurator, the Wolfsburg-based company has confirmed the premiere of a “new ID.3” for spring 2023. In the course of the coming year, the MEB model will then be built not only in Zwickau and Dresden, but also at the main plant in Lower […]
Nov 17, 2022 - 12:29 pm
Blume rumoured to throw out VW’s new EV factory
According to a media report, the new Volkswagen boss Oliver Blume is questioning the construction of the new electric car plant planned by his predecessor Herbert Diess in the Warmenau district of Wolfsburg. The result is that the electric flagship Trinity is “probably not to come until 2030”.
Sep 13, 2022 - 12:10 pm
Thomas Ulbrich to take over ‘New Mobility’ department at VW
The core brand VW Passenger Cars is reorganising its board departments. The future fields of electromobility and digitalisation are to be combined in the ‘New Mobility’ department – under the leadership of the current board member for development, Thomas Ulbrich.
Mar 7, 2022 - 11:48 am
Volkswagen confirms plans for Trinity factory
Volkswagen’s supervisory board has given the go-ahead for plans to build a new electric car plant in the Warmenau district of Wolfsburg in Germany. The company says it will invest around two billion euros in the new factory, in which the electric flagship Trinity will be built.
Mar 4, 2022 - 01:41 pm
Volkswagen is realigning their technical development
Volkswagen has announced that it is realigning the focus and working methods of Technical Development (TD) to shift towards electromobility and digitalisation. According to Chief Development Officer Thomas Ulbrich, this will also have a massive impact on future electric cars such as the Trinity.
Jan 25, 2022 - 12:09 pm
Volkswagen to decide on Trinity production in 2023
VW wants to have made the decision on the location of the planned new production facility for the manufacture of the electric flagship Trinity outside the Wolfsburg factory premises by the end of this year if possible.
Nov 10, 2021 - 11:06 am
Volkswagen makes plans new BEV factory near Wolfsburg
Volkswagen may build a completely new factory in Wolfsburg for its next generation of electric cars (project ‘Trinity’). The source for this is none other than VW brand manager Ralf Brandstätter. A decision is to be made in December.
Nov 2, 2021 - 12:25 pm
Artemis production hits a snag in Hanover
The contract to build the Artemis models of Audi, Porsche and Bentley at VW Commercial Vehicles’ Hanover plant was considered a great success for the future of the plant. But now, according to a report in German media, two of the three brands want changes.
Oct 21, 2021 - 11:41 am
VW Trinity EV to get extra production hall in Wolfsburg?
According to a media report, Volkswagen is considering building an entirely new production hall at its main plant in Wolfsburg to manufacture the future electric flagship Trinity there. However, the development of the model already appears around a year behind schedule.
Jan 20, 2021 - 02:04 pm
New Volkswagen flagship called VW Trinity
VW brand boss Ralf Brandstätter has revealed the name of the brand’s new electric flagship first announced in December. The Trinity EV will roll off the production line from 2026.
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.
Jan 27, 2020 - 02:00 pm
VW launches flexible fast-charging pilot project
VW has distributed flexible rapid-charging points throughout the Wolfsburg city area, which EV drivers can use free of charge for 80 weeks. Some of the charging pillars are to be used flexibly at major events.
Aug 22, 2019 - 06:17 pm
Volkswagen opens its first charging park
In Braunschweig, Germany, Volkswagen’s first employee charging park went into operation with 60 charging points. By 2025, 4,000 charging points are to be created at ten locations across Germany.
Jun 30, 2018 - 07:32 pm
Volkswagen giving away 12 mobile charging stations
For the 80th anniversary of the Wolfsburg company, CEO Herbert Diess decided to donate 12 mobile charging stations to the city of Wolfsburg. The stations are grid independent and offer green energy, charging at capacities up to 200kWh.
Apr 23, 2018 - 04:35 pm
China’s Lishen targets battery market in Europe
Chinese Tianjin Lishen Battery says it is in talks with Volkswagen and Daimler to deliver batteries for their upcoming EV models. While the report is unconfirmed, Lishen is opening its first HQ in Europe close to VW’s hometown Wolfsburg.
Jan 22, 2018 - 05:48 pm
Volkswagen installs hundreds of chargers at its sites
The German carmaker wants to erect more than 200 charging points and wall boxes at parking areas around its main facility in Wolfsburg until April. 24 units of them have been already put into operation. Also other VW sites are currently expanding their charging infrastructure.
Jun 5, 2015 - 09:07 am
San Diego, Milan, Jordan, Plug Power & Walmart, London, Wolfsburg.
SDG&E plans infrastructure extension: San Diego Gas & Electric announced a new project, working with automakers, labor representatives, environmentalists and service providers to install 10 chargers each at up to 550 business and multi-family locations throughout its service territory for a total of 5,500 separate chargers. The company will also offer special rates to encourage charging at times when electricity supply from renewable energy is plentiful and energy prices are low.
Milan adds e-bikes: The Italian city has introduced 1 000 electric bicycles to its BikeMi network, bringing the total number of public bikes in the city to 4,600. All e-bikes have a range of 55 to 65 kilometres on a single charge. Furthermore, another 70 docking stations will be set up across the city.
150 Renault Zoe for Jordan: The deal was signed during the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and is the biggest Zoe order since 2013. The cars will be delivered this year and will be completely powered by electricity from solar panels installed on royal property.
Plug Power and Walmart Canada expand partnership: Plug Power will deliver another 124 GenDrive fuel cell systems for forklift trucks to Walmart’s distribution center in Balzac, Alberta, bringing the GenDrive total to 230 units at the site. Walmart Canada will also receive a GenFuel infrastructure.
EV charger extension in London: Transport for London seeks potential partners and suppliers to further extend EV infrastructure by building more rapid-chargers for commercially used electric vehicles. This is all in the run up to the introduction of the Ultra Low Emission Zone in 2020.
Wolfsburg gets e-sharing: The hometown of Volkswagen got its first electric sharing scheme, featuring 15 e-bikes and five VW e-Up, and aims to include up to 50 electric bicycles. The scheme is supported by the Innovation Centre for Mobility and Societal Change (InnoZ) and its partners. An “eMobility cube” is being built near the main station to provide a point of information.
innoz.de (in German)