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Posts Tagged: Volkswagen EVs

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 »

A lesson in innovation: VW’s Herbert Diess invites Tesla’s Elon Musk to an internal conference

A few weeks ago, Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess called 120 top-level executives to company HQ for a crisis meeting, at which he announced a series of measures to help his company catch up with Tesla. More recently, Diess went a step further, inviting Tesla CEO Elon Musk to address 200 Volkswagen executives via a… 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 »

VW expands Braunschweig battery plant

Volkswagen’s Braunschweig plant is expanding its production of EV battery systems. Following the first expansion stage, which established a maximum capacity of 250,000 battery systems, the second expansion stage has started up with the same capacity. Once the site is fully ramped up, it will be able to fit up to 500,000 batteries a year… Read more »

VW to enable bidirectional charging on all EVs on its MEB platform starting next year

Bidirectional charging is the technology of the hour. It enables vehicle-to-grid—or should we say, vehicle-to-anything (V2X)—applications, which promise to greatly facilitate the integration of EVs and renewable energy into the grid, to offer opportunities for fleets to offset their electrification costs, and to allow other handy capabilities, such as backup power. Now Volkswagen has given… 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 »