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Urban Safety Upgrade: Volkswagen’s Exit Warning System in Focus

(IN BRIEF) Volkswagen has introduced an advanced Exit Warning System designed to enhance safety in inner-city traffic. This system alerts drivers and passengers to approaching road users when exiting the vehicle, particularly benefiting vulnerable road users like cyclists. The system … Read the full press release

Škoda Begins Production of Fourth-Generation Superb at Bratislava Plant, Enhancing Efficiency and Capacity

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto has commenced the production of the fourth modern generation of the Superb at the Volkswagen brand plant in Bratislava, just four weeks after its global unveiling near Prague. This strategic move, relocating the Superb’s production from … Read the full press release

SEAT’s SEAT al Sol 2: Major Expansion of Solar Power for Electric Vehicle Production

(IN BRIEF) SEAT S.A. is set to significantly expand its solar energy capacity with the installation of 39,000 new solar panels across its three production facilities in Martorell, El Prat, and Barcelona. This expansion, known as SEAT al Sol 2, … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Deepens Holocaust Remembrance with ‘Flashes of Memory’ Exhibition Visits

(IN BRIEF) Volkswagen reaffirms its commitment to Holocaust remembrance by inviting its employees and trainees to visit the “Flashes of Memory: Photography during the Holocaust” exhibition at the Museum für Fotografie in Berlin. This initiative aligns with Volkswagen’s corporate culture … Read the full press release

SEAT and Volkswagen Prioritize Spanish Suppliers for Electric Vehicle Project

(IN BRIEF) SEAT S.A. and the Volkswagen Group have taken a significant step towards localizing the production of electric vehicles by allocating over 75% of the material costs for the Small BEV project to suppliers based in Spain. This move … Read the full press release

All-New Volkswagen Tiguan Unveiled: Enhanced Design, Advanced Technology, and Sustainable Drivetrains

(IN BRIEF) Volkswagen has launched pre-sales for the latest generation of the Tiguan SUV in Europe. This new iteration of the popular model boasts a complete redesign and significant improvements in various aspects. It introduces hybrid powertrains with an electric … Read the full press release

Volkswagen’s Elli Launches Elli Fleet Charging Across Europe to Streamline Electric Vehicle Fleet Management

(IN BRIEF) Elli, a brand under the Volkswagen Group, has introduced Elli Fleet Charging, an intelligent solution for managing and optimizing electric vehicle (EV) fleets across Europe. Initially available in Germany, Italy, Spain, and Austria, the platform allows companies to … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Unveils First Glimpse of ID.7 Tourer: All-Electric Estate Combining Space and Efficiency

(IN BRIEF) Volkswagen has revealed a first look at its upcoming all-electric estate model, the ID.7 Tourer. This estate version of the ID.7, set to launch in Europe in 2024, combines spaciousness with high efficiency. The car boasts a low … Read the full press release

Volkswagen’s Enhanced T-Cross SUV Now Available for Pre-Sale with Upgraded Features and Pricing

(IN BRIEF) Volkswagen has opened pre-sales for the new T-Cross SUV, featuring a range of enhancements including a refreshed exterior design, LED headlights and tail lights, and a higher-quality interior. The T-Cross will be available with three turbocharged petrol engine … Read the full press release

Umicore and Volkswagen-Backed PowerCo Unveil IONWAY: A Game-Changing Battery Material Joint Venture

(IN BRIEF) Umicore and Volkswagen Group-backed battery company PowerCo have officially launched their groundbreaking collaboration named IONWAY. This Brussels-based joint venture is focused on large-scale industrial production of CAM (Cathode Active Materials) and pCAM (Precursor Cathode Active Materials) in Europe, … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Collaborates with Mönchehaus Museum to Showcase Kaiserring Awardees Yuri Albert and Vadim Zakharov’s Influential Artwork

(IN BRIEF) The Volkswagen Group is proud to support the annual Kaiserring exhibition in Goslar, featuring the works of the 2023 Kaiserring awardees, Yuri Albert and Vadim Zakharov. This collaboration underscores Volkswagen’s commitment to promoting culture and the arts in … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Unveils Vehicle Allocation Plans for German Production Network Through 2028

(IN BRIEF) Volkswagen is gearing up its Germany-based production network for the future, outlining its vehicle allocation plans through 2028 to the Volkswagen Group’s Supervisory Board. This strategic move aims to ensure profitable capacity utilization and economic viability in the … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Unveils Third-Generation Tiguan with Advanced Technology and Improved Efficiency

(IN BRIEF) Volkswagen has unveiled the all-new Tiguan, marking the third generation of this highly successful compact SUV. The new Tiguan is based on the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB evo) platform, which enables the introduction of new hybrid drivetrains with … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Unveils New Tiguan Model in Employee Event

(IN BRIEF) Volkswagen presented its new Tiguan model to around 10,000 employees at a works meeting at the Wolfsburg plant, ahead of the official media unveiling. The Tiguan has been one of Volkswagen’s most successful models, with 7.6 million units … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Unveils All-Electric ID.X Performance Sports Limousine at ID. Treffen Event

(IN BRIEF) Volkswagen is unveiling the ID.X Performance show car, an all-electric sports limousine, at the ID. Treffen event in Locarno, Switzerland. The vehicle features powerful all-wheel drive, a performance-oriented suspension, and an expressive design. The car showcases the potential … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group Reveals Modernized Brand Identity in Step Towards Sustainable Future

(IN BRIEF) The Volkswagen Group has unveiled a modernized corporate design, replacing its previous look from 2007. The updated design features a new wordmark, font, colors, and design elements, with a shift from “Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft” to “Volkswagen Group” to emphasize … Read the full press release

Volkswagen and Audi Forge Strategic Partnerships with Chinese Automakers to Accelerate E-Mobility Expansion in China

(IN BRIEF) Volkswagen Group is expanding its presence in the fast-growing e-mobility market in China through strategic cooperations with local automakers. The VW brand has signed a technological framework agreement with XPENG for joint development of two electric models in … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Targets 40% Growth in Brazil with Extensive Electric Vehicle Offensive

(IN BRIEF) Volkswagen is set to achieve significant growth in South America, particularly in Brazil, through a major product offensive. The company aims to expand by 40% in the region’s largest market by 2027. As part of this plan, Volkswagen … Read the full press release

Leadership Change at AUDI AG: Gernot Döllner Takes the Helm from Markus Duesmann

(IN BRIEF) Gernot Döllner has been announced as the new CEO of AUDI AG, taking over from Markus Duesmann in Volkswagen’s Group Board of Management on September 1, 2023. Döllner, who has a mechanical engineering background, has held several managerial … Read the full press release

Volkswagen’s New Touareg R eHybrid Hits the Market: A Game-Changer in Performance and Design for Premium Electric SUVs

Volkswagen Unveils Flagship Touareg R eHybrid: A High-Performance Electric SUV with Cutting-Edge Features

(IN BRIEF) Volkswagen has launched pre-sales for the new Touareg R eHybrid, their flagship electric SUV. Packed with power and innovation, the Touareg R features a 3.0-liter turbocharged engine and electric motor, delivering 340 kW (462 PS) of power and … Read the full press release

Volkswagen’s Electric Cars Take Center Stage in “Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir, The Movie” Collaboration

(IN BRIEF) Volkswagen has partnered with ZAG and Mediawan Kids & Family for the upcoming “Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir, The Movie.” The exclusive partnership will feature Volkswagen’s fully electric cars in the animated film. Characters like Ladybug and Cat … Read the full press release

Volkswagen, Skoda, SEAT/CUPRA, and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles report positive Q1 performance

(IN BRIEF) Volkswagen Group’s volume brands, Volkswagen, Škoda, SEAT/CUPRA, and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, have published a quarterly report for the first time, showing their positive performance in the first quarter of 2023. The report reflects a doubling of operating profit … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group Technology Focuses on Scalability and Competitiveness in E-Mobility

(IN BRIEF) Volkswagen Group Technology has announced that it contributed around 40% of the total value added, including a new electric drive generation, for Volkswagen’s new flagship ID.7. The highly efficient drive generation, called APP550, has higher performance and improved … Read the full press release

Volkswagen’s PowerCo to create up to 3,000 jobs in Canadian battery factory

(IN BRIEF) Volkswagen’s battery company, PowerCo SE, plans to build its largest gigafactory in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, with an annual production capacity of up to 90 GWh in the final expansion phase. The plant will be PowerCo’s second pillar … Read the full press release

Volkswagen aims to offer widest electric range in Europe with 10 new ID. models by 2026

(IN BRIEF) Volkswagen is set to unveil its latest all-electric flagship model, the ID.7, on Monday, April 17th, with a global premiere scheduled to take place simultaneously in Europe, China, and the US. The new model, positioned at the top … Read the full press release

Volkswagen and Moonshot Pirates Launch Global Innovation Competition for Young People

(IN BRIEF) Volkswagen and Moonshot Pirates have launched a global innovation competition, the Shape the Future of Mobility Challenge, which invites young people aged 15 to 20 to present their creative ideas for sustainable mobility. From May 15 to June … Read the full press release

Volkswagen dealers gather in Hamburg for Brand Experience event to learn about brand’s future models and strategy

(IN BRIEF) Volkswagen has hosted a Brand Experience event in Hamburg where dealers from around the world have gathered to learn about the automaker’s future plans. During the event, attendees gained insights into Volkswagen’s upcoming line of models, which includes … Read the full press release

Volkswagen’s PowerCo and Umicore receive regulatory clearance for European battery materials JV

(IN BRIEF) Volkswagen’s PowerCo and Umicore gain approval for European battery materials venture PowerCo, the Volkswagen Group’s battery company, and Belgian circular technology firm Umicore have secured regulatory approval for their joint venture to produce cathode active materials (CAM) and … Read the full press release

Volkswagen’s battery company, PowerCo, begins building new Spanish cell factory

(IN BRIEF) PowerCo, a subsidiary of Volkswagen Group, has started building its second cell factory, called Gigafactory Valencia, in the Spanish region of Valencia. The cell factory is expected to start production in 2026 and will have an initial production … Read the full press release

Volkswagen’s new ID.7 to feature sun-sensitive air conditioning system

(PRESS RELEASE) WOLFSBURG, 19-Jan-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen Group (ETR: VOW3), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of automobiles and commercial vehicles, is introducing a revolutionary new feature in its upcoming ID.7 electric saloon: a smart air conditioning system that … Read the full press release

Le nouvel ID.7 de Volkswagen sera équipé d’un système de climatisation sensible au soleil

(COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE) WOLFSBURG, 19-Jan-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Le groupe Volkswagen (ETR : VOW3), l’un des principaux fabricants mondiaux d’automobiles et de véhicules utilitaires, introduit une nouvelle fonctionnalité révolutionnaire dans sa prochaine berline électrique ID.7 : un système de climatisation … Read the full press release

Thomas Schäfer to succeed Thomas Schmall as Chairman of the Board of Directors of SEAT S.A.

(PRESS RELEASE) MARTORELL, 1-Jul-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — SEAT S.A., a Spanish car manufacturer part of Volkswagen Group, has announced the succession of Thomas Schmall by Thomas Schäfer as the Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors. Schäfer, CEO of Volkswagen … Read the full press release

Thomas Schäfer wird Nachfolger von Thomas Schmall als Vorsitzender des Board of Directors der SEAT S.A.

(PRESSEMITTEILUNG) MARTORELL, 1-Jul-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — SEAT S.A., ein zum Volkswagen Konzern gehörender spanischer Automobilhersteller, hat die Nachfolge bekannt gegeben von Thomas Schmall durch Thomas Schäfer als Vorstandsvorsitzenden der Gesellschaft. Schäfer, CEO der Marke Volkswagen, wird die Position zum 8. … Read the full press release

Indian SUV maker Mahindra plans to use MEB electric components from Volkswagen for its new Born Electric Platform

Indian SUV major Mahindra intends to equip its Born Electric Platform with MEB electric components from Volkswagen. Partnering agreement signed in Chennai on 18th May evening. Binding supply contract planned to be concluded by end of 2022. At the Glasgow … Read the full press release

Le constructeur indien de SUV Mahindra prévoit d’utiliser des composants électriques MEB de Volkswagen pour sa nouvelle plate-forme électrique Born

Le major indien des SUV Mahindra a l’intention d’équiper sa Born Electric Platform de composants électriques MEB de Volkswagen. Accord de partenariat signé à Chennai le 18 mai au soir. Le contrat de fourniture contraignant devrait être conclu d’ici la … Read the full press release

Klaus Zellmer sucederá a Thomas Schäfer como nuevo CEO de ŠKODA AUTO

El actual director general, Thomas Schäfer, será nombrado presidente del consejo de administración de Volkswagen Passenger Cars, se unirá al consejo de administración del grupo y se convertirá en director del grupo de la marca ‘Volume’ el 1 de julio … Read the full press release

Klaus Zellmer to succeed Thomas Schäfer as the new CEO of ŠKODA AUTO

Current CEO Thomas Schäfer will be appointed Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Passenger Cars, join the Group Board of Management and become Head of the ‘Volume’ brand group on 1 July 2022 Klaus Zellmer is currently the … Read the full press release

Changements à la direction de la marque Volkswagen et de ŠKODA AUTO

Schäfer est nommé nouveau PDG de la marque Volkswagen à compter du 1er juillet 2022 et rejoint le Group Board of Management Klaus Zellmer nommé nouveau président du directoire de ŠKODA AUTO a. s. à compter du 1er juillet 2022 … Read the full press release

Leadership changes at Volkswagen brand and ŠKODA AUTO

Schäfer appointed new CEO of the Volkswagen brand effective July 1, 2022 and joins the Group Board of Management Klaus Zellmer appointed new Chairman of the Board of Management of ŠKODA AUTO a. s. effective July 1, 2022 (PRESS RELEASE) … Read the full press release

Volkswagen svela la generazione 3.0 del software volta a migliorare l’esperienza dell’utente e ottimizzare la capacità di ricarica sulla sua completamente elettrica ID. modelli

ID. Software 3.0 con i più recenti sistemi di assistenza alla guida, maggiore capacità di ricarica e prestazioni di controllo vocale di livello premium Il nuovo “Travel Assist with Swarm Data”1 consente il cambio di corsia assistito Novità in Volkswagen: con … Read the full press release