Volkswagen Group Stories June 22

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

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

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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

Volkswagen Group Stories June 16, 2016

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

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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