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Volkswagen Group acquires 25% stake in 24M, will use its SemiSolid battery platform

Volkswagen Group and Cambridge, Massachusetts-based battery developer 24M Technologies have formed a strategic partnership under which VW will manufacture EV batteries using 24M’s SemiSolid platform. VW has acquired a 25% stake in 24M, and will establish a wholly-owned subsidiary that will collaborate with 24M to develop SemiSolid battery cell production technology for automotive applications. “The… Read more »

Volkswagen to add Plug & Charge, bidirectional charging to all ID. models

The Volkswagen Group has announced a package of charging-related initiatives under the brand name We Charge, which will include new charging solutions for home and mobile charging, new functions in the ID. Models and, “soon,” bidirectional charging. “Charging must become simpler and easier to integrate into daily activities,” says e-mobility marketing head Silke Bagschik. “With… Read more »

Volkswagen Group announces three major new battery initiatives

Automakers that are serious about producing EVs understand that they need to build new supply chains, including major battery manufacturing capacity and secure sources of raw materials. The Volkswagen Group has been steadily turning up the voltage, raising its planned investment in EV and self-driving technologies to 73 billion euros ($86 billion) over the next… Read more »

Volkswagen’s ID.4 electric crossover has it all—practical and fun

The Volkswagen ID.4, which went on sale in the US earlier this year, could turn out to be a very important vehicle for a couple of reasons. It’s the first of VW’s new-generation EVs to reach the US. That is, it’s the first to be built by the post-scandal, reformed and repentant VW, and the… Read more »

Enel X and Volkswagen collaborate to deploy fast charging network in Italy

The Volkswagen Group and charging management specialist Enel X have agreed to set up a joint venture that will operate as a charging point operator in Italy. The new JV will own and operate a DC fast charging network of over 3,000 charging points, each with up to 350 kW of power. The charging network,… Read more »

Volkswagen Group and bp partner to expand ultra-fast charging across Europe

Volkswagen and bp have announced a partnership to deploy DC fast charging facilities at bp and Aral retail sites in the UK, Germany and elsewhere in Europe. Oil giant bp aims to grow its public charging network to over 70,000 charging points worldwide by 2030. In the UK, bp pulse, the company’s charging arm, plans… Read more »

ZF’s newest brake system to be used in Volkswagen EVs

The latest in ZF brake control solutions will be the standard in Volkswagen’s ID.3 and ID.4 EVs, as well as future vehicles built on Volkswagen’s MEB modular e-drive system platform.  ZF says its optimized software interface allows the new braking system to be integrated into the electronic architecture of VW vehicles while supporting driver assistance… Read more »

Volkswagen plans to install 300 kW DC charging stations at German sites

Charging power levels are on an upward trend, as OEMs and charging providers strive to enable longer ranges and faster charging times. Volkswagen is planning a major expansion of the charging infrastructure at its company facilities in Germany—some 750 new charging points are planned for 2021, and some of these will be High Power Charging… Read more »

Volkswagen brand triples deliveries of pure EVs in 2020

EV sales soared in Europe in 2020, and at least two legacy automakers, Daimler and Volkswagen, appear on track to meet the EU’s stringent emissions targets for the year. For the Volkswagen brand (part of the larger Volkswagen Group, which also includes Audi and Porsche), 2020 was “a turning point [and] a breakthrough in electric… Read more »

Volkswagen Group Components previews mobile charging robot

Volkswagen Group Components has revealed a prototype of its mobile charging robot, which is designed for fully autonomous charging of vehicles in places such as parking garages. The charging robot is started via an app or Car-to-X communication, and operates autonomously. It independently steers to the vehicle to be charged and communicates with it. The… Read more »