Volkswagen ID.4 GTX (2021) review: identity crisis

► CAR drives the VW ID.4 GTX► More power and sporty extras► Is it really an electric GTI? Nope… There’s a massive clue in the name. According to VW, the GTX badge on its ID.4 SUV signals extra power, sportiness ...

Volkswagen Multivan (2021) review: when’s a van not a van?

► All-new purpose-built MPV► Replaces van-based Caravelle► An even better way to seat seven It makes sense that the most practical people carriers are those based on vans. The boxy shape is good for cramming in maximum amounts of passengers ...

Volkswagen teases Ford Ranger-based Amarok

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Volkswagen ID.Buzz Spied Nearly Naked

This is our best look yet at the reborn icon. Now that the Volkswagen ID.4 has launched and the ID.5 has broken cover, the ID. Buzz will be the next electric VW reveal. An all-electric spiritual successor to the iconic ...

Volkswagen California 6.1 Beach – kitchen sink no longer included

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Meet Volkswagen's EV charging robots

+2 ► VW’s new charging solution► Coming later this year – in theory► Designed for cheap, simple electrification of car parks Volkswagen has revealed a new robot that’ll charge your electric car for you. Still in prototype stages, the ...

Volkswagen ID.3: UK range starts at £28,370

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Living big in a tiny van: We drive Volkswagen's new Caddy California

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Volkswagen Golf 8 R Variant im Test

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Volkswagen electric cars: what you need to know

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First Drive: Volkswagen ID.3

  The ID.3 showcases Volkswagen’s new-found electric ambitions and is its most important new car since the first-generation Golf. Richard Gooding explores VW’s crucial newcomer and uncovers an impressive first effort What is it? It’s an understatement to say ...

Volkswagen ABT eTransporter

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Volkswagen to introduce third shift in Zwickau plant

Volkswagen plans to introduce a third shift at its MEB plant in Zwickau from mid-April. This will enable around 1,400 vehicles to be built per day from the summer onwards. Currently production capacity stands around 800 electric cars. Volkswagen ...

Volkswagen to buy 20% of Chinese battery maker Guoxuan

Volkswagen wants to buy 20 per cent of the Chinese electric car battery manufacturer Guoxuan High-Tech. There had already been rumours to this effect in August. According to the Reuters news agency, most of the details of the deal ...

Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUV now available in the UK

Buyers in Britain may now order the VW ID.4 1ST Edition with series models to follow. The ID.4 1ST Edition comes for £37,800 after the plug-in grant is applied and is expected to arrive in dealerships in March. ++ ...

Volkswagen MEB models to use ZF’s new brake system

Volkswagen has opted to add a new braking system from ZF in all MEB models, including the ID.3 and ID.4 electric cars. The system also controls the recovery of braking energy. ZF has not disclosed the financial volume of ...

Volkswagen Group misses EU CO2 fleet targets narrowly

The Volkswagen Group just missed the EU’s CO2 fleet targets for 2020. The CO2 pool formed with other manufacturers fell short by around 0.5 g/km last year. By contrast, the VW and Audi brands exceeded their CO2 fleet targets, ...

Volkswagen adds EV makers to CO2 pool with SAIC

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New Volkswagen flagship called VW Trinity

VW brand boss Ralf Brandstätter has revealed the name of the brand’s new electric flagship first announced in December. The Trinity EV will roll off the production line from 2026. + + Kindly see our updates below + + ...

Volkswagen is said to be upgrading the ID.3 in 2021

The VW ID.3 will receive some upgrades in the coming year such as increased charging power. A moderate range increase is also said to be planned by the end of next year. The article on Autocar does not name ...

Diess gets full backing for Volkswagen transformation

After a few tense weeks of power poker at Volkswagen, it has now been announced that Herbert Diess will remain Group CEO with the Group’s unequivocal backing for his strategy and leadership. Yesterday’s announcement ends weeks of speculation about ...

Diess future still unclear at Volkswagen

The power struggle in Wolfsburg has apparently still not been resolved. According to an article in German media, the supervisory board has not yet decided whether or not to dismiss their CEO Herbert Diess, who has been under fire ...

Volkswagen builds battery factory in Salzgitter

The joint venture between the Volkswagen Group and Sweden’s battery manufacturer Northvolt is taking shape. The partners have now decided that the buildings and infrastructure for the planned joint battery cell factory ‘Northvolt Zwei’ will be built by Volkswagen ...

Volkswagen invests $200 million in QuantumScape

Volkswagen has announced an increase in its stake in QuantumScape. The car company is investing up to another 200 million dollars in the US battery specialist. The aim is to advance the joint development of solid state batteries and ...

Change in management at Volkswagen

Volkswagen is losing its chief strategist, as Michael Jost will leave the company as soon as he has trained his successor. Gernot Döllner, who is currently head of the Panamera model series at Porsche, is said to be waiting ...

Power Day: Volkswagen plans standard battery cell

Volkswagen has just presented its technology roadmap for the battery and charging sectors up to 2030 at its Power Day presentation. The aim of the roadmap is to significantly reduce the complexity and costs of batteries. At the core ...

Volkswagen to bring mobile HPC stations in China

Volkswagen is bringing its flexible (ie semi-mobile) fast-charging (HPC) stations to China via a joint venture. A date for the planned start of production has also been set but the approval of the authorities for the joint venture is ...

Volkswagen and British Gas: UK home charging package

Volkswagen has agreed to a three-year partnership with the British energy supplier Centrica to provide home charging solutions and services for VW’s electric car customers in the UK. The offers will be handled specifically by the Volkswagen subsidiary Elli ...

Volkswagen to source battery raw materials responsibly

Volkswagen has entered into a strategic partnership with RCS Global, a specialist in supply chain analysis as the Group aims to introduce greater transparency and responsibility in its raw material supply chains for batteries. The focus of the new ...

Volkswagen to buy CO2 credits from Tesla in China

Volkswagen has purchased CO2 certificates from Tesla in China, the Reuters news agency reports. The deal appears to involve VW’s joint venture with FAW, with an agreement already in place. VW and its Chinese joint venture FAW-Volkswagen have agreed ...

Volkswagen ID.3 looking to launch in China this year

Volkswagen partner SAIC is reportedly planning to produce and sell the VW ID.3 in China. According to a Chinese media report, the model will be launched on the Chinese market this year. In addition, there are now more details ...

Volkswagen presents the ID.6 for China

At the Auto Shanghai, VW has presented the ID.6, the third model in the ID. family for the Chinese market. Like the ID.4, the all-electric MEB-based family SUV with room for up to seven passengers is available in two ...

Volkswagen’s standard ID.4 rates 260-mile range

The VW ID.4 has received its range ratings from the EPA in the USA. The current base version ID.4 Pro with rear-wheel drive and 82 kWh battery has been rated with a range of 260 miles (418 kilometres). This ...

Volkswagen begins building battery lab in Chattanooga

Volkswagen of America began construction of its Battery Engineering Lab at its Chattanooga Engineering and Planning Center last night. The 22 million dollar facility will test and validate electric vehicle cells and battery packs for the North American region. ...

Volkswagen sets sights on e-mobility in Rwanda

Rwanda is the first African country in which Volkswagen intends to try its hand at an electric mobility project. Together with Siemens, VW has launched a pilot project to test the feasibility of e-mobility approaches in the East African ...

Volkswagen delivers details on WE Charge service

As Volkswagen readies the ID.3 electric car to hit the road in eventually large numbers, the company also launches the corresponding charging service. We Charge opens this August offering clients three tariffs, including exclusive Ionity conditions, as the Group ...

Volkswagen joins Cobalt for Development initiative

Volkswagen has joined the Cobalt for Development initiative to promote more sustainable cobalt mining in the Congo. The project is being implemented by the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and has so far been financed by BASF, BMW, ...

Volkswagen’s Emden factory on time for BEV production

VW has provided an update on the conversion of the Emden plant for the production of MEB electric cars, which started in July 2020. Completion is scheduled for the first half of 2022, with EV volume production to begin ...

France: Chronopost orders 420 Volkswagen e-Crafter

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWN) will deliver a total of 420 e-Crafter electric vans to the French logistics company Chronopost over the next two years. After extensive testing, the subsidiary of the French Post Group has decided in favour of ...

Volkswagen to apply agency sales model to Group brands

The Volkswagen Group wants to extend the agency model known from the ID.3 and ID.4 in sales to other Group brands. Skoda, Audi, Cupra and VW Commercial Vehicles are also to distribute their e-models in this way. In addition, ...

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