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2025 Volkswagen ID.Buzz: Electric microbus for North America appears, at last

Iconic design, two-tone paint, three rows, AWD—whatever you call it, the Buzz won’t be cheap. The 2025 Volkswagen ID.Buzz electric minivan has been coming to North America for a long, long time. The concept for an all-EV reboot of the classic Type 2 Microbus appeared in 2016 and was confirmed for production in August 2017…. Read more »

Volkswagen and Powerco SE to build their largest cell factory in Canada

The Volkswagen Group’s battery company PowerCO SE plans to build its largest gigafactory in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. This is the first cell factory in North America for VW. The company said its goal is to produce up to 90 gigawatt-hours of battery capacity per year. The planned investment is upwards of 4.8 billion euros…. Read more »

Volkswagen and Redwood Materials collaborate on US consumer battery recycling program

Volkswagen and lithium-ion battery recycler Redwood Materials have partnered to offer US consumers a convenient way to recycle rechargeable devices or lithium-ion batteries. Participating Volkswagen dealerships will offer Redwood bins for easy and safe disposal of rechargeable batteries and consumer devices, including cell phones, laptops, tablets, cordless power tools, electric toothbrushes, wireless headphones and old… Read more »

Volkswagen’s new ID.7 electric sedan sports several innovations

Volkswagen plans to expand its ID range of EVs into the upmarket sedan segment. The 2025 ID.7 is an electric hatchback sedan that’s a little smaller than a Tesla Model S, and VW-watchers are describing it as a successor to the Phaeton. However, as James Morris writes in Forbes, the ID.7, which will be built… Read more »

Big EV news from Volkswagen: raw material investments, Ontario battery plant, €25k EV for Europe

The Volkswagen Group has been flooding the zone with EV-related news of late. Last September, new CEO Oliver Blume revealed a 10-point plan to accelerate the EV transition, and we’re now seeing some concrete steps to make it a reality. The company recently announced a five-year investment budget of €180 billion ($193 billion), and some… Read more »

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 »