Tag Archives: Volkswagen

Volkswagen Motorsport Director Sven Smeets: Dieter Depping played a decisive role in the development of the I.D. R Pikes Peak

Unsung hero behind the Pikes Peak record – Depping tested the I.D. R Pikes Peak Depping is behind many successful Volkswagen race and rally cars Romain Dumas: “Dieter was my second throttle foot” WOLFSBURG, 14-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — He is the … Read the full press release

Europe’s largest battery and H/EV event moves to manufacturing hub for e-mobility

3rd annual event to take place in Stuttgart, Germany, home to Mercedes-Benz and Porsche 200+ exhibitors already signed up for the event in the region known as ‘birthplace of the car’ More than 8,000 international attendees anticipated in 2019 (7 … Read the full press release

Volkswagen to support six university teams in this year’s international design competition Formula Student Germany

Prof. Dr. Stefan Gies, Patron of Formula Student Germany: “Volkswagen is focusing on two technologies – autonomous driving and electric vehicles.” WOLFSBURG, 13-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen is stepping up its commitment to the international design competition Formula Student Germany (FSG). … Read the full press release

Thomas Sedran to succeed Dr. Eckhard Scholz as CEO of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand

WOLFSBURG/HANOVER, 12-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Dr. Thomas Sedran, General Secretary and Senior Vice President Group Strategy at Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, has been appointed CEO of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand effective September 1, 2018. In this function, he takes over from Dr. Eckhard … 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

Volkswagen: Fully-electric I.D. R Pikes Peak defeated cars powered by conventional drivetrain technology at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Exclusive video of the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak as it hunts down the record I.D. R Pikes Peak the sporty forerunner to the new fully-electric I.D. family WOLFSBURG, 10-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen made motorsport history at the Pikes Peak … Read the full press release

Volkswagen: the 200,000th ‘R’ model handed over to Keith Williamson in Cambridgeshire, UK

200,000th model is a Golf R* Delivery to Cambridgeshire, UK Volkswagen R model series began with Golf R32 in 2002 WOLFSBURG, 09-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen R has handed over the jubilee car to a UK customer. Volkswagen R stands for performance, … Read the full press release

“RESIST” research project strengthens the competitiveness of German manufacturers and suppliers in the automotive and aviation sectors

Shared press release by the German partners of the “RESIST” research project (Airbus Innovations, Fraunhofer IIS/EAS, Reutlingen University, Infineon Technologies AG, MunEDA, Nexperia Germany, Robert Bosch, Munich University of Technology, University of Bremen, Volkswagen) MUNICH, 16-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The partners … Read the full press release

Geneva Motor Show: Volkswagen I.D. VIZZION concept car: autonomous driving, control via augmented reality, artificial intelligence

Groundbreaking: the I.D. VIZZION concept car is a saloon for the era of electric and autonomous mobility Revolutionary: the fully-autonomous I.D. VIZZION can be controlled effortlessly via augmented reality, gestures and voice commands The I.D. VIZZION is coming: the car … Read the full press release

Volkswagen I.D. VIZZION concept study showcased in Geneva

Study is a realistic vision for a Volkswagen of the future Range of up to 650 kilometers allows long trips Production model to follow by 2022 at the latest Brand CEO Diess: “The I.D. VIZZION shows that we will not … Read the full press release

Driving autonomously and electrically: World premiere of Volkswagen concept car I.D. VIZZION at the Geneva International Motor Show

I.D. VIZZION: the AUTO-mobile of the future – driving autonomously and electrically I.D. VIZZION: innovative technology makes the car clean, safe and comfortable I.D. VIZZION: futuristic interior and control concepts The potential of I.D. Family models: from a compact Golf-class … Read the full press release

Volkswagen: World premiere of the new Touareg on 23 March 2018 in Beijing

The Volkswagen flagship: the brand’s statement on design, technology and dynamic handling A success story: around one million Touareg sales in the first two vehicle generations World premiere: on 23 March 2018 in Beijing WOLFSBURG, 13-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen is … Read the full press release

Volkswagen launches international marketing campaign for its new T-Roc with Canadian model Winnie Harlow

Social media content added to international marketing campaign for new T-Roc Winnie Harlow embodies campaign motto “Born confident” WOLFSBURG, 07-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ —  Volkswagen is today taking the next step in the international marketing campaign for its new T-Roc. In cooperation … Read the full press release

Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ to rely on NVIDIA Technology for AI Co-Pilot Capabilities

Las Vegas / Wolfsburg, 09-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen and NVIDIA today (08 January 2018) shared their vision for how AI and deep learning will shape the development of a new generation of intelligent Volkswagen vehicles. At the kickoff of the … Read the full press release

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