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?
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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?