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Posts Tagged: Volkswagen EVs

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 »

Florida awards VW settlement funding: $68 million for electric transit buses, $57 million for school buses

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $68 million in grants for the purchase of 227 electric transit buses in 13 counties. The funds came from Florida’s $166-million share of Volkswagen’s $15-billion federal settlement for the Dirty Diesel Debacle. The electric buses will replace existing diesel buses in Alachua, Broward, Duval, Escambia, Hillsborough, Leon,… Read more »

Consortium looks at recycling cathodes, electrolytes and graphite in closed loop

An industrial and scientific research consortium funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action plans to research and develop processes for recycling cathode metals, electrolytes and graphite multiple times. The HVBatCycle research consortium is planned to operate for 3 years. “In order to have to use fewer materials from primary sources such… Read more »

LEAD to supply 20 GWh worth of battery manufacturing equipment to VW

Chinese equipment manufacturer LEAD has contracted with the Volkswagen Group to deliver lithium-ion battery manufacturing equipment for a 20 GWh factory in Salzgitter, Germany. Volkswagen recently announced a plan to invest €30 billion to build 6 battery factories in Europe. For the Salzgitter plant, LEAD will provide Volkswagen with manufacturing equipment including calendering, roll baking,… Read more »

VW’s Elli and Mitnetz Strom launch pilot for smart grid/EV integration

Elli, a brand of the Volkswagen Group, and German grid manager Mitnetz Strom have launched a pilot project to test the integration of EVs with a smart electrical grid. The Innovation Impulse for Future-Proof Grid Integration of E-Mobility project is intended to provide insight into what a practical implementation of smart charging could look like…. 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 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 »

Volkswagen Group and bp partner to roll out EV fast charging in Europe

The fossil fuel industry’s takeover of public charging infrastructure continues. This week, ABB announced plans to supply charging stations to Shell, and Volkswagen and bp unveiled a charger in Dusseldorf, Germany that will be the first unit in a planned network of fast chargers across Europe. Volkswagen’s Flexpole 150 kW charging unit features two charge… Read more »

Volkswagen aims to establish electric Eden on a Greek island

EV pioneers realized long ago that islands, which tend to have short driving distances and high gas prices, make great candidates for electrification. The Volkswagen Group is putting this principle into practice on the Greek island of Astypalea. The Smart & Sustainable Island project, a joint initiative of the Volkswagen Group and the Hellenic Republic,… Read more »

Iconic VW bus goes electric—Volkswagen unveils the new ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo

The good old VW Bus (aka Microbus, Camper Van, Kombi or Bulli), has one of the most dedicated fan bases in automotive history. Nostalgia for the bus is intertwined with the 60s road-trip experience (I rode to hippie school in one as a child). Many lovers of the bus, unlike fans of other icons such… Read more »