Volkswagen breaks ground Wednesday on its Tennessee plant that will produce two battery-powered cars, according to Reuters. Plans for the $800 million investment in the Chattanooga plant were first announced in January. The ground-breaking shows that Volkswagen is intent on achieving its goal of producing 50 million electric cars in the next several years.
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VW announced that it already started pre-production at its all-electric vehicle factory in China, just a year after ground breaking at the new plant. expand full story
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At Volkswagen’s ceremony celebrating the start of ID.3 production, CEO Herbert Diess made several comments on the electrification of the industry. In particular, he stated that batteries, as opposed to hydrogen, are a quicker and cheaper way to reduce automotive industry emissions. He also called for a price on carbon and committed to reducing his company’s fleet carbon emissions by 30% by 2025, and to zero carbon by 2050.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel also spoke at the event. She called for the German government to increase electric car incentives and set a target for the country to install a million public charging stations by 2030 to fuel 7-10 million German EVs by the same year.
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VW has officially started production of the ID.3, its first electric car on the new MEB platform, and it marks the start of the conversion of its massive Zwickau factory from gasoline-powered car production to EV production. expand full story
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VW has released a teaser image of a new ID electric concept to be unveiled in the US next month. expand full story
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Once discarded as a fad in the auto industry, some automakers are starting to be forced to take Tesla seriously, and Volkswagen is one of them.
VW CEO Herbert Diess defended Tesla in recent comments and said that they took the electric automaker seriously as a competitor. expand full story
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Today, Volkswagen highlighted a new feature for its new flagship electric car, the VW ID.3. It is equipped with a lighting system that can ‘talk’ to the driver. expand full story
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VW is planning to make a hot-hatch ‘R’ version of the ID.3 with the higher performance delivered by an all-wheel-drive electric powertrain, but it will likely take a while. expand full story
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Volkswagen is unveiling today a new home charging station wallbox, which is going to be available to purchase way ahead of the release of the ID.3 electric car. expand full story
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VW has unveiled today the production version of one of the most anticipated electric car of the year, the ID.3, Volkswagen’s first car on its new MEB electric platform.
The based version of the ID.3 electric car starts under $33,000 (€30,000) and the range of the higher-end version goes up to 340 miles (550 km). expand full story