Volkswagen Group Stories October 15

Following the release of its Q3 delivery numbers, Volkswagen Group continues to grow its presence in the BEV market, up 109% compared to Q3 last year. Nine months into 2021, Volkswagen has more than doubled its worldwide deliveries, nipping at the heels of Tesla – the current undisputed EV market leader.

Tesla continues to grow as well, and could (maybe) surpass one million deliveries in 2021, but at the rate Volkswagen is moving (up 138% this year), it could be following the trend in 2022.

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Volkswagen Group Stories October 6

Volkswagen’s all-electric ID.3 has found much success during its first year in the European market. Volkswagen has recently reported over 144,000 orders for the ID.3 the past year in Europe, and is now working around the clock to deliver them in a timely manner.

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Volkswagen Group Stories August 31

MAN Truck and Bus, a commercial subsidiary of Volkswagen Group, has announced it will wean its fleet’s dependency on diesel fuel in favor of all-electric powertrains, beginning in 2024. MAN currently offers a few electrified versions of trucks, vans, and buses, but it will focus further on electric commercial vehicles under the pressure of VW. Can it do so quickly enough?

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Volkswagen Group Stories August 26

In its continued journey toward vehicle electrification, Audi has announced goals to become a sustainable, social, and technological leader by 2030. This is all part of a new corporate strategy from Audi called “Vorsprung 2030,” with the goal of accelerating the automaker’s electrified transformation originally slotted for 2026. Furthermore, Audi will continue to phase out internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle production, approaching an end date of 2033.

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Volkswagen Group Stories August 19

The first VW ID.4 electric SUV pre-production units have rolled off the assembly line at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tennessee, factory.

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Volkswagen Group Stories July 20

The Volkswagen Group’s plan to accelerate electrification is starting to pay off as we are now seeing significant delivery volumes of fully electric vehicles from the German automaker’s brand.

The group has already delivered 171,000 BEVs so far this year.

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Volkswagen Group Stories July 5

VW has announced the launch of its over-the-air software update coming to its ID electric vehicle lineup.

It’s an important step taken by the German automaker to address its software issues.

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Volkswagen Group Stories April 15

Volkswagen Group has announced it is significantly expanding its production of battery systems at its components plant in Braunschweig. The expansion will double the plant’s output and, when fully ramped up, will be able to produce 500,000 MEB battery systems per year. Additionally, the plant will also be able to produce an additional 100,000 battery systems for non-MEB platform models, including some hybrids.

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Volkswagen Group Stories October 22, 2020

Obviously the short answer to the question above is yes, as Volkswagen at present has no plans to bring the ID.3 to North America, but what if they did? Would the Europe-friendly ID.3 succeed where the eGolf failed, or will the ID.4 simply be the better fit for the highways of the US and Canada? We recently reviewed the ID.3 and were impressed. Can the ID.4 create the same excitement that its “little brother” has in Europe, and does the Dieselgate scandal still linger in the consciousness of the North American consumer?

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Volkswagen Group Stories October 15, 2020

Volkswagen has confirmed that it placed a massive order for robots to build the ID.4 electric SUV and ID.BUZZ electric minibus.

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Volkswagen Group Stories September 10, 2020

VW believes that it can catch up to Tesla where it matters when it comes to electric vehicles: mass production capacity.

The head of VW’s worker union believes that they can achieve a production capacity of 1.5 million electric vehicles by 2023 ‘or sooner’.

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Volkswagen Group Stories September 4, 2020

Tesla CEO Elon Musk had a special meeting with VW CEO Hebert Diess where he got a preview of the ID.3 and ID.4 electric cars.

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Volkswagen Group Stories August 28, 2020

Volkswagen has confirmed that the first 700 VW ID.3 electric cars have landed in Norway as deliveries of the important new electric vehicle are about to start.

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Volkswagen Group Stories July 8, 2020

Seat, a Spanish automaker owned by VW, has unveiled the production version of its stunning electric hot hatchback: Cupra el-Born. expand full story

Volkswagen Group Stories July 6, 2020

After the Zwickau factory, VW has started converting another of its factories from gasoline and diesel vehicle production to electric vehicle production. expand full story

Volkswagen Group Stories June 19, 2020

After months of reports that Volkswagen was struggling with software problems, the company announced today that it will develop its own operating system and software platform. Christian Senger, chief executive of VW’s Car.Software organization, said the move would apply the innovation seen in smartphones to Volkswagen automobiles. But concerns about software on the ID.3 were not addressed.

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Volkswagen Group Stories January 16, 2020

Volkswagen has one of the industry’s most ambitious EV plans. The company is targeting cumulative production and sales of 22 million electric vehicles by 2028. By that time, the group said it could offer as many as 70 electric models. That’s still not soon enough, according to CEO Herbert Diess. To accelerate its electric-car and self-driving programs, VW will cut resources devoted to fuel cells. Will it be enough?

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Volkswagen Group Stories December 27, 2019

Volkswagen, already one of the most aggressive automakers when it comes to electrification, announced that it is accelerating its electric car plans and now aims for 1.5 million electric vehicles in 2025. expand full story

Volkswagen Group Stories December 26, 2019

Volkswagen has unveiled a new concept for a charging butler robot that can charge electric vehicles in a parking garage using mobile battery packs. expand full story

Volkswagen Group Stories November 19, 2019

Volkswagen announced that the ID.3, its newest electric car, will also be assembled at their Gläserne Manufaktur factory in Dresden – its second factory in Germany to produce the vehicle. expand full story

Volkswagen Group Stories November 15, 2019

VW CEO has shut down the rumors of a collaboration between Tesla and Volkswagen after he was reported to be excited about an investment in the electric automaker. expand full story

Volkswagen Group Stories November 14, 2019

With the start of ID.3 production, VW is revealing more details about its MEB electric motor. It is planning to produce ‘up to 1.4 million electric drives’ and it can fit in a gym bag. expand full story

Volkswagen Group Stories October 15, 2019

Volkswagen is doing one of the most ambitious electric vehicle pushes of any legacy automaker, and yet it isn’t worried about the change affecting its margins. expand full story

Volkswagen Group Stories September 10, 2019

At the Frankfurt Motor Show today, Volkswagen teased its next ID vehicle, presumably called ID.4, and it’s a crossover expected on the US market next year. expand full story

Volkswagen Group Stories September 9, 2019

VW is reportedly paying less than $100 per kWh for the battery as it is trying to secure battery cell supply for its ambitious electric vehicle plans through a mix of supply deals and making its own cells at a new battery gigafactory with Northvolt. expand full story

VW is about to unveil the ID.3, its first electric car built on the new MEB platform, and start production, yet, we’ve now learned that the actual deliveries to customers won’t start for almost another year. expand full story

Volkswagen Group Stories August 30, 2019

Volkswagen confirmed that it’s going to unveil the ID3, its first electric car built on the MEB platform, next week, and the automaker compares the importance to the launch of the Golf and the Beetle — two vehicles that have been game changers in the auto industry. expand full story

Volkswagen Group Stories August 8, 2019

A VW executive said that electric cars are ‘near’ price parity with gasoline vehicles and when that happens it will be the “tipping point” for EV adoption. expand full story

Volkswagen Group Stories June 6, 2019

The Volkswagen Group is announcing a significant expansion of its investment in electric car charging infrastructure with plans to install 36,000 electric car charge points in Europe by 2025. expand full story

Volkswagen Group Stories May 27, 2019

The Volkswagen group is in the midst of securing a massive amount of battery cell supply to support its ambitious electric vehicle push, but one of its suppliers apparently can’t deliver. expand full story

Volkswagen Group Stories May 14, 2019

Volkswagen has been looking for years at ways to secure battery cell supply in order to support its ambitious electric car plans and now it will finally involve having its own battery factory, according to a new report. expand full story

Volkswagen Group Stories April 17, 2019

Volkswagen Group’s upcoming massive electric offensive is going to mostly take place in China. The German automaker confirmed this week that more than half of the 22 million electric vehicles it plans to produce by 2028 will be produced in China. expand full story

Volkswagen Group Stories April 2, 2019

Volkswagen announced today that it will be expanding its electric vehicle lineup with a full-size SUV called ID. ROOMZZ at the Shanghai Auto Show. expand full story

Volkswagen Group Stories March 18, 2019

Volkswagen is amongst the legacy automakers now most invested in electric vehicles and they now threaten to exit an important automaker lobbying group over their policies regarding electric vehicles. expand full story

Volkswagen Group Stories March 12, 2019

Volkswagen announced today its intention to accelerate its electrification effort as part of its decarbonization plan by adding 20 more “electric models” to its planned lineup in order to produce 22 million electric vehicles in the next 10 years. expand full story

Volkswagen Group Stories March 1, 2019

SEAT, a Spanish automaker owned by Volkswagen, has unveiled a new concept behind one of the first Volkswagen all-electric vehicles based on the new MEB platform.

The sleek el-Born all-electric hatchback has 260 miles of range and it is going into production next year. expand full story

Volkswagen Group Stories June 24, 2018

It looks like the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak’s impressive results in the qualifying round of the famous hill climb race was not a fluke.

VW’s all-electric race car custom-built for the race just broke the overall record at the official Pikes Peak hill climb today. expand full story

Volkswagen Group Stories June 22, 2018

The Foshan Plant, which is already a giant factory producing around 300,000 vehicles per year for the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture, is going to get a second phase expansion that will see a doubling of the factory’s capacity.

Volkswagen says that the new capacity will be used to accelerate the automaker’s electric vehicle effort. expand full story

Volkswagen Group Stories June 13, 2018

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is coming soon and a few interesting electric vehicles are expected to compete, but probably none more hyped than VW’s all-electric race car custom-built for the event.

VW is now unveiling details of its electric powertrain with newly released footage as it tests the vehicle. expand full story

Volkswagen Group Stories June 26, 2017

Volkswagen is preparing to unveil two more all-electric vehicles as part of its series of new I.D. concepts that will serve as the basis of its new electric car strategy.

They should be the third and fourth vehicles on the new platform and hit production in 2020-2021. expand full story

Volkswagen Group Stories May 24, 2017

As part of its new mission to become a leader in electrification around the world, German automaker Volkswagen confirmed that it received government approval in China for a new joint venture with Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group (JAC Motor).

The deal was approved for the annual production of 100,000 all-electric vehicles. expand full story

Volkswagen Group Stories March 29, 2017

Skoda, a Czech automobile manufacturer owned by Volkswagen, is also part of the German automaker’s ambitious electrification plans. The brand confirmed today that it is developing its own all-electric vehicles on the VW Group’s MEB platform for electric vehicles.

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Volkswagen Group Stories February 26, 2017

Bentley Bentayga, Iceland, July 2016 Photo James Lipman / jameslipman.com

At this point, premium automakers have no excuse not to have an all-electric vehicle in their line-up, like Tesla, or at least one in late stages of development, like Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, and others. It’s a different thing for more affordable vehicles, but batteries are now cheap enough to allow large battery packs in luxury cars with performance competitive with internal combustion engines.

British automaker Bentley is now considering joining the rest of the industry in electrification with an all-electric SUV. expand full story

Volkswagen Group Stories June 16, 2016

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Earlier this year – not long after the Dieselgate scandal – the Volkswagen Group announced a new direction for its lineup of vehicles with a plan to introduce 20 new electric vehicles through the group’s brands by the end of the decade.

Today, the automaker extended the timeline to 2025 and said that it will introduce “more than 30 new electric vehicles during the next 10 years”. Earlier this year, CEO Matthias Müller was talking about both all-electric and plug-in hybrids, but now he is making a statement to go all-electric and confirmed that the “more than 30 new models” will all be “purely battery-powered electric vehicles (BEVs)”. expand full story

Volkswagen Group Stories September 15, 2015

bmw-i3 (1)In an interview at the Frankfurt Motor Show, BMW’s sales chief Ian Robertson revealed that the company is in the “final stages of consideration” to introduce new all-electric vehicles by expanding its “i” lineup.

Currently BMW only sells the i3 and the i8 under its electric “i” brand, but the German automaker is evaluating a “number of options” to take advantage of the new platform introduced in 2013. expand full story

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