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Kaluza launches V2X trial with Volkswagen Group UK

Bidirectional charging and Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) are two of the buzziest terms in the EV world these days—but the two aren’t quite the same thing. The former is an enabling technology for the latter, which is a package of applications that include using an EV as a backup power source and providing services to electric utilities… Read more »

Volkswagen and Enel X Way to deploy 3,000 high-power charging points in Italy

The Volkswagen Group and Enel X Way, the Enel Group’s company dedicated to electric mobility, have launched a joint venture called Ewiva, which aims to build a high-power charging (HPC) network of 3,000 charging points across Italy. At the moment, Ewiva boasts some 750 chargers, either in operation or awaiting activation, in 233 locations, and… Read more »

Volkswagen’s charging network now spans 27 countries

Volkswagen’s charging and energy brand Elli now offers access to 400,000 public charging points operated by more than 800 providers in 27 countries across Europe. The company says its network has doubled in size over the past 18 months, most recently by the addition of 24,000 Vattenfall charging stations in Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and… Read more »

Volkswagen and PowerCo SE to search for a battery cell factory site in Canada

The Volkswagen Group and its recently founded battery company PowerCo SE intend to rapidly expand their global battery business to North America. To that end, Volkswagen and the Canadian government have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to identify suitable sites for a battery cell factory in Canada. The two parties will continue their cooperation in… Read more »

2024 Volkswagen ID.7 revealed at CES (sort of)

The Passat-sized battery-electric sedan will be sold in North America, Europe, and China Volkswagen debuted the ID.7, the next new model in its growing range of “ID” battery-electric models today, in an event held before the doors of the huge Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas open to the public Thursday. The debut or… Read more »

Volkswagen works with Canadian government to develop North American battery supply chain

The Volkswagen Group and the Government of Canada have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under which they will investigate opportunities for Canada to contribute to VW’s global and regional battery supply chains. PowerCo, VW’s newly founded battery company, will establish a new liaison office in Canada, and will have a central role in the… Read more »

Will Herbert Diess’s departure damage Volkswagen’s EV strategy?

Volkswagen Group Chief Executive Herbert Diess will leave the company, to be replaced by Porsche Chief Executive and former VW head Oliver Blume, at the start of September. Diess’s departure follows a vote by VW’s supervisory board, which includes representatives of employee organizations and the state of Lower Saxony, the company’s second-largest shareholder. The 20-seat… Read more »

Volkswagen presents new electric sedan concept in China

For better or for worse, new EVs from global automakers increasingly seem to be making their debuts in China. That’s where Volkswagen recently chose to present the ID. AERO electric sedan, which the automaker calls a “close-to-production concept car.” “The future model will be positioned in the premium mid-size sedan segment,” says VW. The production… Read more »

Volkswagen and Siemens make new investments in Electrify America

Charging network Electrify America was established by the Volkswagen Group in 2016. Now Volkswagen, together with Siemens, have announced a new investment of $450 million, which will bring the company’s total valuation to $2.45 billion. Through its financing arm Siemens Financial Services (SFS), Siemens will become a minority shareholder in Electrify America as well as… Read more »

Volkswagen Group launches Scout brand to build electric pickup and SUV for US market

The Volkswagen Group plans to launch an electric pickup and “rugged SUV” in the US market. What’s more, the company will establish a separate, independent company to produce the new EVs. “The vehicles will be designed, engineered, and manufactured in the US for American customers,” says VW. Volkswagen will resurrect the Scout nameplate, which was… Read more »