Tag Archives: Volkswagen

Volkswagen’s “Future Mobility Incubator” start-up scheme winners announced

Experts in charging and battery technology, traffic sensors, automated driving, and mobility insurance selected From innovative idea to market readiness in 200 days Spring programme set to get underway in March 2018 DRESDEN, 14-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen supports innovative business … Read the full press release

Volkswagen begins advance sales of the new Polo GTI

Innovative driver assistance systems and great efficiency make the 200 PS Polo the compact sports car of a new generation First Polo with Front Assist area monitoring system and optionally with fully digital instruments (Active Info Display) Industry specialists Bähr … Read the full press release

Volkswagen appoints Kurt Blumenröder as Head of Powertrain Development

Successor to Friedrich Eichler, who became Head of Chassis Development at the beginning of September WOLFSBURG, 24-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Kurt Blumenröder, previously Speaker of the Management Board of IAV GmbH, is to be Head of Powertrain Development of the … Read the full press release

Volkswagen to produce new SUV in Pacheco, Argentina: to create 2,500 jobs

New SUV model for South America to roll off assembly line at Pacheco plant from 2020 Volkswagen brings further momentum to global SUV offensive President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, is guest at Volkswagen plant CEO Diess: “South America and Argentina … Read the full press release

Volkswagen unveils special air purification automatic climate control system

The air conditioning system uses an air quality sensor and active biogenic filter to keep pollen, fungal spores and particulates out WOLFSBURG, 05-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Happily driving along, everyone in the car is in a good mood. Summer landscapes, forests … Read the full press release

Volkswagen announces appointments in Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand

  Jochen Sengpiehl to be new Head of Marketing of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand Xavier Chardon to head Digitalization Project House in China WOLFSBURG, 01-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Effective September 1, 2017, Jochen Sengpiehl (50) is to be the new … Read the full press release

Connected motoring: Volkswagen vehicles will be equipped with pWLAN from 2019

From 2019 on, Volkswagen will start fitting the first models with pWLAN technology Information on traffic risks arising at short notice will be sent to other vehicles and the local environment within a few milliseconds WOLFSBURG, 29-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Connectivity … Read the full press release

Six startups presented their ideas to Volkswagen and Siemens at the Group Digital Factory Conference

Six international startups devise practical solutions for digital factory planning Volkswagen Group and Siemens PLM Software joint project Winners implement ideas and results together with Volkswagen and Siemens BRUNSWICK, 29-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Six startups from six countries spent 24 hours … Read the full press release

Volkswagen and Young Startups Cooperate in the Volkswagen Group IT Ideation Hub

Visit to the Group IT Ideation Hub Tracking ideas on new mobility, Industry 4.0 and the work of the future WOLFSBURG, 18-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Is this a good idea? Does it have prospects of being implemented in practice? These are … Read the full press release

1,000 guests at the launch of the Volkswagen automotive plant for the production of the new Crafter in Września, Poland

Opening gala with 1,000 guests from state authorities, business, employees,  the Volkswagen Group and unions About 3,000 employees will produce 100,000 vehicles annually Approx. 800 million Euros were invested WRZESNIA, Poland, 25-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Festive plant opening in Września, Poland: … Read the full press release

Volkswagen brand CEO Dr. Herbert Diess to employees: e-mobility, digitalization and automated driving core competences of the company

Brand CEO Dr. Diess: Pact for the future will lay the foundation for boosting competitiveness General Works Council Chairman Osterloh: no changes to existing collective bargaining agreements HR Board Member Dr. Blessing: workforce is to be made fit for digitalization, new technologies, new … Read the full press release

A specially-tuned Volkswagen Beetle sets new speed record at the World of Speed event in Utah

New speed record for specially prepared Beetle LSR with 550 PS Top performance at the annual World of Speed event on the Great Salt Lake in Bonneville, Utah (USA) WOLFSBURG, 20-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A specially-tuned Volkswagen Beetle has set a … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group rolled out new campaign on integrity at its Wolfsburg plant

Dr. Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt: “Our goal is to anchor conduct based on integrity and values even more strongly in our everyday lives.” Integrity management and integrity ambassadors to form the link between the Board of Management and the workforce Integrity is a cornerstone … Read the full press release

Volkswagen to start production of the Polo Vivo in Kenya at the end of 2016

Agreement to produce Polo Vivo with local partner signed Beginning of engagement in further emerging market in Sub-Saharan region Production scheduled to commence at end of 2016 Training center to be established with support of German government Nairobi / Wolfsburg, … Read the full press release

The next concrete steps in the Volkswagen 2025 initiative agreed

WOLFSBURG, 13-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The CEO of Volkswagen AG, Matthias Müller, and the Volkswagen General Works Council Chairman, Bernd Osterloh, reached agreement on the next concrete steps in the Volkswagen 2025 initiative today (Monday). There is a consensus that the … Read the full press release

The transparent Factory in Dresden opened as new showcase for Volkswagen brand focussed on electric mobility and digitalisation

Experience 50 interactive exhibits and vehicles first-hand Test drives with Volkswagen electric vehicles six days a week New highlight: Sport Coupé Concept GTE with innovative plug-in hybrid technology Dresden, 13-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — After closing for 10 days to carry out … Read the full press release

Volkswagen launches two new powerful range of Touran engines variants

TSI with 132 kW / 180 PS and TDI with 140 kW / 190 PS are now available to order In addition, a new “Milano” design package offers a more stylish interior with nappa seats and ambient lighting WOLFSBURG, 12-Apr-2016 … Read the full press release

Volkswagen sets Annual Press Conference on April 28, 2016 and Annual General Meeting on June 22, 2016

WOLFSBURG, 04-Mar-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Annual Press Conference on April 28, 2016, Annual General Meeting on June 22, 2016 Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft has set the new dates for the Annual Press Conference and the Annual General Meeting of shareholders. These events were … Read the full press release

Volkswagen moves ahead towards resolving the NOx emissions issue in Europe

• In Berlin German Minister of Transport, Alexander Dobrindt, and Chairman of the Board of Management Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand, Dr Herbert Diess, heard more about the practical implementation of the measures • An important step towards resolving the NOx … Read the full press release

Christoph Adomat appointed interim head of Corporate & Business Communications at Volkswagen

New function for Christoph Adomat WOLFSBURG, 02-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Christoph Adomat (49) has been appointed interim head of Corporate & Business Communications at the Volkswagen brand with immediate effect. Christoph Adomat was previously the Group and brand press spokesperson … Read the full press release

Deutsche Umwelthilfe: Volkswagen präsentiert Placebo-Lösung für ihre Betrugs-Diesel-Pkw

Deutsche Umwelthilfe hält Plastiksieb-Nachrüstung für nicht ausreichend – Volkswagen und Kraftfahrtbundesamt sollen die angeblich als ausreichend bewertete technische Lösung mit dem ‚Zauberkunststoffsieb‘ im Detail veröffentlichen BERLIN, 30-11-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen hat am Mittwoch (25.11.2015) eine angeblich bereits vom Kraftfahrtbundesamt … Read the full press release

Volkswagen to use 3D smart glasses for order picking at Wolfsburg plant

Launch following successful pilot project with Wolfsburg plant logistics Roll-out in the area of order picking Wolfsburg, 23-11-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — At Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg plant, the roll-out of 3D smart glasses as standard equipment has now started following a three-month … Read the full press release

Volkswagen: EU research project ‘V-Charge’ points the way to the future of automated parking

Parking spaces driven to fully automatically Electric vehicles charged automatically V-Charge places only minor demands on car park infrastructure Intelligent form of valet parking Wolfsburg, 15-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen aspires to holding the leading position in the field of automated parking. … Read the full press release

Volkswagen announced the first Volkswagen plug-in hybrid in the high-volume segment of large family cars – the new Passat GTE

Volkswagen continues e-motoring offensive with plug-in hybrid Passat GTE delivers 218 PS and travels up to 50 kilometres on all-electric power First Volkswagen plug-in hybrid in the high-volume segment of large family cars Wolfsburg / Amsterdam, 15-7-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Volkswagen: Apple and Google on board the new Sharan; 14.3 per cent more efficiency in the new engines

TDI and TSI: new engines in the Sharan up to 14.3 per cent more efficient Wolfsburg / Hannover, 19-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — App-Connect: new infotainment systems bring Apple and Google on board Ten key facts about the new Sharan: 1. New TSI … Read the full press release

The Volkswagen Group’s Forum DRIVE opened its doors to the public with exhibition based on the theme of “START – The world of the Volkswagen Group”

Introducing the Volkswagen Group and its brands Focus on the automotive Group’s brand diversity, tradition and visions BERLIN, 4-5-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — DRIVE is set to open its doors to the public today with an exhibition based on the theme … Read the full press release

Infront Sports & Media to become exclusive marketing partner of TSV 1860 München through 2027/28

The international sports marketing company is to commercialise all sponsorship, advertising and hospitality with immediate effect through to 2027/28 Munich, Germany, 24-2-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Infront Sports & Media is to become exclusive marketing partner of TSV 1860 München with immediate … Read the full press release

TomTom to deliver maps for Volkswagen in-dash navigation systems

Amsterdam, 08-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — TomTom (TOM2) today announced an agreement to deliver maps to Volkswagen, one of the world’s leading car makers. Volkswagen will launch in-dash navigation systems with TomTom maps, starting with the new VW multimedia system in … Read the full press release

Volkswagen recognized its 100 best international service partners with the Volkswagen Service Quality Award

Service Quality Award 2014 presented to 100 international Volkswagen partners from 30 countries Seven dealerships inducted into VSQA Hall of Fame Wolfsburg / Dresden, 29-9-2014 — /EuropaWire/ —Volkswagen has recognized its 100 best international service partners with the Volkswagen Service … Read the full press release

Volkswagen launches exclusive World Cup edition football app “Onefootball”

Exclusive app for 2014 football mega-event now available to download Wolfsburg, Germany, 23-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen is presenting the World Cup edition of the world’s most successful football app “Onefootball”. The Onefootball Brasil app is now available for free download. The … Read the full press release