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 18
Volkswagen Group Stories March 12
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
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.
Their effort resulted in a first concept: ŠKODA VISION E. expand full story
Volkswagen Group Stories February 26, 2017
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