Volkswagen Stories Today

The Volkswagen group is about to transition its electric car production from just a few thousand cars per year to millions of units per year and that’s going to take an incredible amount of battery cells.

Despite some concerns, VW now says that its battery contracts are secured ‘for the first few years’ of the production ramp up. expand full story

Volkswagen Stories June 20

Volkswagen’s “new direction” in the US is already in full swing as the company has unleashed a blitz of ads during the past few weeks, with one constant — the ID. BUZZ electric bus, still just a concept vehicle that’s three years from production.

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Volkswagen Stories June 17

VW is preparing to launch the ID3, its first next-gen all-electric car based on its new MEB platform, and it has been gradually revealing more about it leading to the release of the production version later this year.

Today, they announced that the ID.3, and other upcoming ID vehicles, will have a battery warranty covering 70% energy capacity for 8 years and 160,000 km (100,000 miles). They also confirmed the official charge rate, which is somewhat disappointing. expand full story

Volkswagen Stories June 14

The anticipated partnership between Volkswagen and Ford to work on both electric vehicles and self-driving cars appears to be inevitable, based on recent comments from VW CEO Herbert Diess.

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Volkswagen Stories June 12

Volkswagen is moving away from one self-driving unit in Aurora, and the carmaker could soon be moving on to another in Ford’s Argo.

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Northvolt, a battery startup founded by two former Tesla executives, announced a $1 billion equity capital raise for its battery gigafactory in Sweden, in addition to a planned 50/50 joint venture with Volkswagen on another gigafactory in Germany.

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Volkswagen Stories June 7

Watch the VW ID.R’s entire record-breaking Nürburgring-Nordschleife lap via onboard cam

Volkswagen has released a new onboard video showing its ID.R all-electric race car breaking the record for the fastest emission-free lap on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife.

Volkswagen Stories June 5

Volkswagen has released a new ad which directly references the company’s Dieselgate emissions scandal as it hopes to turn the page toward its coming era of electric vehicles.

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Volkswagen Stories June 4

A Volkswagen board member confirmed on Twitter today that the carmaker has now received more than 20,000 pre-orders for its ID.3 electric hatchback.

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Volkswagen Stories May 9

Volkswagen opened up pre-orders for its ID.3 electric hatchback on Wednesday, and the company reports the car has already received more than 10,000 pre-booking registrations across Europe in the first 24 hours of availability.

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