Tag Archives: Volkswagen Group

Volkswagen to become one of the first customers of Salzgitter AG for its low-CO2 steel

Salzgitter AG plans to start production of low-CO2 steel on new production route from the end of 2025. Expected CO2 savings after completion of the transformation: more than 95 percent. Volkswagen Group wants to become one of the first major industrial customers … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group’s NEW AUTO Strategy: emission-free, autonomous future of mobility

Successful BEV-run up: No. 1 in Europe, No. 2 in the US, China increased more than fourfold Enhanced overall resilience: overhead costs significantly reduced, high capex discipline, break-even lowered Profit doubled to 20 billion EUR and return on sales increased … Read the full press release

BMW Group joins the “Responsible Lithium Partnership” project in Chile becoming the sixth member of the lithium mining initiative

“Responsible Lithium Partnership” advocates for responsible management of natural resources in the Salar de Atacama salt flat Another element of BMW Group’s activities to make lithium more sustainable Cross-sector project with BASF, Mercedes-Benz Group AG, Daimler Truck AG, Fairphone and … Read the full press release

Production milestone at ŠKODA Vrchlabí plant: The 4th million DQ200 automatic direct-shift gearbox produced

 Four million DQ200 automatic direct-shift gearboxes manufactured since October 2012 Capacity at the Vrchlabí site is 2,300 transmissions a day State-of-the-art component plant is consistently looking to Industry 4.0 technologies (PRESS RELEASE) MLADÁ BOLESLAV, 9-Feb-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — ŠKODA AUTO, … Read the full press release

Bosch and Cariad, the software subsidiary of Volkswagen Group, partner over automated driving

(PRESS RELEASE) STUTTGART / WOLFSBURG / INGOLSTADT, 25-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Bosch, a German multinational engineering and technology company, and Cariad, the software subsidiary of Volkswagen Group, have announced a new extensive partnership aimed at accelerating the introduction of automated … Read the full press release

Leadec supported planning and setting up of the fully automated MEB HV battery assembly lines of Volkswagen in its components plant in Braunschweig, Germany

(PRESS RELEASE) STUTTGART, 25-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Leadec, a Stuttgart based leader in technical services for the automotive and manufacturing industries, has announced the company supported Volkswagen Group with planning and setting up of new fully automated MEB HV battery … Read the full press release

ŠKODA AUTO and IT holding Etnetera Group form a joint venture for the delivery of the next-generation software for the era of electromobility

ŠKODA AUTO launches joint venture Green:Code with IT holding Etnetera Group Green:Code’s goal: To optimise the user experience for ŠKODA customers and to deliver next-generation software for the era of electromobility The new company will be hiring up to 200 … Read the full press release

The 8th ŠKODA student car named AFRIQ reflecting the legendary Dakar Rally in Africa and ŠKODA AUTO’s responsibility for all Volkswagen Group activities in North Africa

Name commemorates the legendary Dakar Rally and highlights ŠKODA AUTO’s responsibility for all Volkswagen Group activities in North Africa 25 Vocational School students team up with ŠKODA Motorsport to develop rally version of ŠKODA KAMIQ ŠKODA AFRIQ is 4.36 metres … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group, Attestor Limited and Pon Holdings B.V. published an update on the Europcar acquisition

(PRESS RELEASE) WOLFSBURG/ LONDON/ AMSTERDAM, 25-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Bidder consortium that includes Volkswagen Group, Attestor Limited and Pon Holdings B.V. has published further information on the takeover offer for Europcar (Europcar Mobility Group), a French car rental company. Following … Read the full press release

ŠKODA AUTO’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav starts the production of the 4th generation ŠKODA FABIA based on VW’s MQB-A0 platform

ŠKODA AUTO has invested 110 million euros in modifying its production lines Fourth-generation ŠKODA FABIA is based on Volkswagen Group’s MQB-A0 platform More than 4.5 million units delivered since the first-generation model was introduced in 1999 Small car from the … Read the full press release

“Responsible Lithium Partnership” established to improve natural resource management in Chile

Volkswagen Group, BASF, Daimler AG, and Fairphone fund the initiative at its inception GIZ to initiate a participatory process, inviting all relevant actors in the Salar de Atacama to work on a joint action plan Focus on protection of the … Read the full press release

ŠKODA AUTO names Roland Villinger as head of Corporate and Product Strategy

Roland Villinger will have responsibility for the newly created area of ‘Corporate and Product Strategy’ at ŠKODA AUTO as of 1 June 2021 ‘Corporate Development and Digitalisation’ and ‘Product Strategy and Modular Toolkit Management’ departments to be merged Previous Head … Read the full press release

ŠKODA AUTO supports the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in India with one million euro worth donation

As the Volkswagen Group brand responsible for the region, ŠKODA AUTO donates one million euros to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic in India First part of in-kind and monetary donations is already on their way to the destination Czech car … Read the full press release

ŠKODA AUTO marks 30 years of affiliation with Volkswagen Group with special concert featuring the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Charitable gala evening to support the families of victims of the COVID-19 pandemic Special concert performed by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra with principal conductor Semjon Bychkov ŠKODA AUTO has been an integral part of the Volkswagen Group since 1991 (PRESS … Read the full press release

Enel X adds 20,000 charging points to the JuicePass network reaching more than 50,000 charging points across Europe

JuicePass users are now enabled to access a network of over 50,000 charging points across Europe, mainly made accessible under the Hubject platform (PRESS RELEASE) ROME, 7-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Enel X‘s electric vehicle (EV) charging network reaches more than … Read the full press release

ŠKODA’s new all-electric SUV to debut on 1 September in Prague

Silhouette offers a foretaste of the new all-electric SUV from ŠKODA ENYAQ iV is ŠKODA’s first model based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB) (PRESS RELEASE) MLADÁ BOLESLAV, 22-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Czech automobile manufacturer ŠKODA, part of … Read the full press release

Audi plants in Europe to slowly resume production by the end of the month

(PRESS RELEASE) INGOLSTADT, 17-Apr-2020— /EuropaWire/ — In the coming weeks, Audi will slowly initiate the restart of production at its plants in Europe. The COVID-19 caused supply bottlenecks and a drop in demand which led Audi to temporary suspend production … Read the full press release

MAHLE names new Head of Corporate Communications/Public Relations Manuela Höhne

(PRESS RELEASE) STUTTGART, 11-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Automotive parts manufacturer, MAHLE, announces the appointment of Manuela Höhne as the new Head of Corporate Communications/Public Relations. Manuela will take up her new position on April 1, 2020 and will report to … Read the full press release

CUPRA expands team to achieve EUR 1 billion turnover — appoints Wayne Griffiths as Chairman of the Board

(PRESS RELEASE) MARTORELL, 2-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Wayne Griffiths has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of CUPRA. The appointment expands Griffiths’ responsibility as SEAT Executive Vice-President for Sales and Marketing and CUPRA Chief Executive Officer. CUPRA Board … Read the full press release

SEAT appoints new executive Vice-president for Purchasing

(PRESS RELEASE) MARTORELL, 22-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — SEAT announces the appointment of Alfonso Sancha as new executive Vice-president for Purchasing. He will assume his position on September 1st and will be a part of the SEAT Executive Committee. He will … Read the full press release

Elli.eco’s first product called Volkswagen Naturstrom® is now available across Germany: 100 percent CO2-free electricity from wind, solar or hydroelectric power

(PRESS RELEASE) WOLFSBURG, 30-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Elli, which stands for Electric life, is a newly established company (2018) part of Volkswagen Group that aims to be the first provider on the market to offer a seamless energy and charging experience for … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group in India to restructure its management in order to use the existing synergies more efficiently

More efficient use of synergies: under ŠKODA’s leadership, Volkswagen Group establishes new management structure in India from 1 January 2019 Gurpratap Boparai, currently Managing Director of ŠKODA AUTO India Private Limited (SAIPL), to also become Managing Director of Volkswagen India … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group, Mobileye and Champion Motors announce plans to deploy Israel’s first commercial Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) with self-driving vehicles

Volkswagen Group, Mobileye and Champion Motors have announced plans to commercialize Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) with self-driving vehicles in Israel. Volkswagen Group will provide the electric vehicles (EVs) as well as its in-depth knowledge about mobility services. Mobileye, an Intel Company, will … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group to improve air quality in German cities through fleet renewal

Successful environmental incentives for scrappage of Euro-1 to Euro-4 diesel vehicles again being offered throughout Germany Keepers of Euro-4 and Euro-5 diesel vehicles in 14 most heavily polluted cities to receive exchange premiums in additional to residual value of old … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group, the Grameen Creative Lab and Autostadt co-host an event for economic and social players in the Wolfsburg region

A joint event by the Volkswagen Group, the Grameen Creative Lab and Autostadt for economic and social players in the Wolfsburg region Pioneering platform for sustainable and socially responsible entrepreneurship Key topic: using commercial principles in response to social challenges … Read the full press release

More than 20 classic cars from the Volkswagen Group and Autostadt collections at the Sachsen Classic 2018

16th edition of the long-standing rally to run from 23 to 25 August with Volkswagen’s support Volkswagen Classic participating with ‘fired-up’ modern classics and sporty Beetles 560 kilometres through Saxony, the Ore Mountains and the Czech Republic WOLFSBURG, 20-Aug-2018 — … Read the full press release

SEAT will be the Volkswagen Group’s lead brand in the JAC Volkswagen Automotive Co., Ltd. joint venture

SEAT to become a shareholder of the company created by Volkswagen Group China and JAC and will be the Group’s lead brand in the joint venture The Spanish carmaker will actively participate in the creation of an R&D centre in … Read the full press release

ŠKODA AUTO and Volkswagen Group to confront the dynamics of the Indian car market with ‘INDIA 2.0’ project

Volkswagen Group is investing one billion euros in the implementation of the project Together, ŠKODA AUTO and Volkswagen will develop new models in the A0 segment for the Indian market The first model to appear as part of the project … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group strengthens partnership with QuantumScape to accelerate the commercialization of solid-state batteries

Objective of new joint venture with QuantumScape is the commercialization of innovative solid-state battery technology Volkswagen is the largest automotive shareholder in Stanford spin-off QuantumScape Corporation Volkswagen Group will take a seat on the board of QuantumScape WOLFSBURG, 22-Jun-2018 — … Read the full press release

Marc Langendorf appointed new Head of Global Corporate Communications at Volkswagen Group Communications

Marc Langendorf to be Head of Global Corporate Communications Eric Felber to be Head of new Corporate Responsibility Communications Department from July 1, 2018 WOLFSBURG, 22-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Marc Langendorf is to become the new Head of Global Corporate … Read the full press release