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VW and Northvolt join to build battery facility in Germany

Volkswagen and Swedish battery maker Northvolt have created a 50/50 joint venture to build a factory for lithium-ion batteries. Construction of the production facility is scheduled to start in Salzgitter, Germany in 2020. The companies plan to start production by the end of 2023 and initially produce 16 GWh per year. VW has invested €900… Read more »

VW ID.R sets first record on China’s Tianmen Mountain

Volkswagen has set the first speed record on China’s Tianmen Mountain with its ID.R electric motorsports vehicle. VW staged the record attempt to support its upcoming introduction of EVs to the Chinese market. The ID.R is the motorsport ambassador for Volkswagen’s ID. family, its new range of EVs. It currently holds records on Pikes Peak… Read more »

As VW shows 2 new EVs in Frankfurt, has it brought battery costs under $100/kWh?

Volkswagen’s first EV designed for mass production, and the first to be based on the modular MEB platform, is on display at this week’s Frankfurt Motor Show. So are a lot of other EVs – mainstream outlets from CNET to the Wall Street Journal reported that electrification is the dominant theme at this year’s show…. Read more »

VW to deploy 4,000 charging points at German workplace sites

Volkswagen plans to install around 4,000 charging points at its German company facilities by 2025, beginning with 60 points recently installed for employees at a component plant in Braunschweig. The company will invest some €250 million ($276.5 million) to expand the charging infrastructure at its European sites, aiming to add around 36,000 new charging points… Read more »

Florida to use VW Dieselgate funds to install fast charging stations, and to buy more diesels

The good news: Florida plans to invest $25 million from Volkswagen’s Dirty Diesel settlement in a network of highway charging stations. The (potentially) bad news: the state could choose to spend the rest of the settlement funds to replace existing diesel engines with newer, slightly cleaner, diesel engines. As part of Volkswagen’s punishment for getting… Read more »

Zwickau VW plant to produce six electric models

The Volkswagen Group’s plant in Zwickau, Germany is undergoing a massive modernization process. When it’s done, the facility will be one of the biggest all-electric car factories in the world. The German automaker is investing some €1.2 billion to shift the plant’s production from three legacy models to six pure EVs from VW, Seat and… Read more »

VW launches electric car share program WeShare in Berlin

Volkswagen has launched WeShare, its 100% electric car sharing program, in Berlin. The program will begin with 1,500 e-Golf vehicles. VW plans to add 500 additional e-up! vehicles at the beginning of 2020 as well as the ID.3 after releasing it in mid-2020. WeShare is a “free-floating” system without rental stations and is operated via… Read more »

VW to install 140 fast chargers at Berlin supermarkets

Volkswagen has partnered with the Lidl and Kaufland supermarket chains, which are owned by the Schwarz Group, to install 140 public charging stations at 60 Lidl and 10 Kaufland locations around Berlin. VW says these 140 chargers will expand the public charging infrastructure in the city by almost 20%. VW is launching an electric car… Read more »

New study from VW confirms EVs produce lower emissions than diesels

Volkswagen has refuted a recent anti-EV hit piece with a new study that confirms what many earlier studies have found: EVs have smaller life-cycle carbon footprints than comparable ICE vehicles, even if they are charged by dirty fossil-derived energy. “For the same vehicle models with different powertrains, the carbon footprint of the battery-powered E variants… Read more »

VW introduces electric SUV for Chinese market, with wireless charging and Level 4 autonomy

Underlining global automakers’ increasing focus on China, Volkswagen unveiled a new electric SUV based on the I.D. Roomzz concept at the Shanghai auto show. It’s VW’s second electric crossover concept, following the smaller Crozz, which debuted two years ago in Shanghai. The production I.D. Roomzz will be a three-row, seven-seat model that will “launch initially”… Read more »