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Volkswagen’s future Mobility Solutions materialize with closing of Europcar transaction

Volkswagen’s future Mobility Solutions materialize with closing of Europcar transaction

Volkswagen delivered another important milestone of its NEW AUTO strategy with the closing of the Europcar transaction. The Group is aiming to secure a significant share of the global market for mobility services which is expected to grow rapidly in the course of the decade. Together with its consortium partners Attestor and Pon Holdings, Volkswagen will accelerate Europcar Mobility Group’s transformation to become the leader in sustainable mobility through technology and data. The company will continue its existing partnerships while, at the same time, becoming a cornerstone of Volkswagen’s future mobility platform. Europcar Mobility Group’s offer will cater to a wide variety of the customers’ mobility needs, from car sharing for a few hours to car subscription for multiple months. Pilot phases of mobility services in partnership between Volkswagen, Porsche Bank and Europcar are to start as early as Q4/22 in Vienna. Hamburg is expected to follow in Q1/23. An important next step for the platform will be the introduction of autonomous vehicles in the second half of the decade. This will enable entirely new services and lift the business to an even higher level of efficiency and profitability.
#NotWomensFootball: Volkswagen launches provocative campaign to increase gender equality as UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 kick off
07/05/22

#NotWomensFootball: Volkswagen launches provocative campaign to increase gender equality as UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 kick off

Volkswagen, official Mobility Partner of the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 and the German Football Association (DFB), is pointing out the inequalities that exist within football as the tournament kicks off. The focus is on the provocative hashtag #NotWomensFootball, with the aim of triggering a discussion around the topic of equal opportunities. The hashtag will be on display for the first time across the LED displays at the opening match between England and Austria.
We’ve got the Power: Mission SalzGiga

We’ve got the Power: Mission SalzGiga

The Volkswagen Group celebrates the establishment of its European battery center with the Group's first own cell factory at the Salzgitter site.Power On Mission SalzGiga will be broadcasted live on Thursday, July 7, 2022, from 03:15 pm CEST.
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Personnel foundation laid for Volkswagen Group’s continuing successful transformation

The Human Resources Department of the Volkswagen Group is fueling the company’s transformation and is now enhancing its executive leadership for the work that lies ahead in this process. Marcellus Puig, the Head of HR for the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, will become the new President and CEO of the Volkswagen Group Argentina on August 1 and add a proven HR expert to the ranks of the company’s leadership. He will report to Pablo Di Si, the Executive Chairman of Volkswagen Latin America. As part of this change, Arne Meiswinkel, the General Representative of the Volkswagen Group, will become the Chief Human Resources Officer for the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand on August 1. He will report to Gunnar Kilian, the Group’s Chief Human Resources Officer, and oversee the global HR work of more than 180,000 employees. Meiswinkel will also continue to be responsible for the Group’s HR principles and management at Volkswagen AG. At SEAT S.A., Dr. Laura Carnicero succeeds Xavier Ros, Member of the Board of Management for Human Resources at AUDI AG since May 20, as the Member of the Board of Management for People and Organization with effect from 1 July. She will report directly to SEAT S.A. President Wayne Griffiths.
Volkswagen and Siemens invest in Electrify America’s ambitious growth plans

Volkswagen and Siemens invest in Electrify America’s ambitious growth plans

The Volkswagen Group and Siemens support the ambitious growth plans of Electrify America, LLC - the largest public ultra-fast charging network for electric vehicles from all vendors in North America. Volkswagen together with Siemens, the leading global technology company, is investing $450 million, valuing Electrify America at $2.45 billion. Through its financing arm Siemens Financial Services (SFS), Siemens becomes a minority shareholder in Electrify America with a low triple-digit million USD investment and will hold a seat on the board.
Volkswagen ID. AERO
06/27/22

Volkswagen’s first fully-electric sedan: world premiere of the ID. AERO

Dynamic, powerful and with pure aerodynamics: with today’s world premiere of the ID. AERO concept car in China, Volkswagen is providing a foretaste of the brand’s first global fully-electric sedan. The future model will be positioned in the premium mid-size sedan segment. Its progressive, stylish and aerodynamic design allows the vehicle to impress with generous space in the interior. The production version for China is expected to go on sale in the second half of 2023. Volkswagen is also planning to start production of a European series version in Emden in 2023.
Press Workshop: MQB – Modular Transverse Matrix and new engines, Wolfsburg, 31.01. – 02.02.2012
06/23/22

Modular toolkit strategy as recipe for success: the MQB celebrates tenth anniversary

A global bestseller from Volkswagen is celebrating its tenth anniversary: the modular transverse matrix (MQB). Since 2012, it has been the common basis for a variety of models. More than 32 million vehicles were produced on this platform throughout the Group. The Volkswagen brand has more than 20 million vehicles manufactured so far – from the small Polo to SUVs such as the Atlas (USA) and the Teramont (China). At the same time, the modular matrix philosophy has also been transferred to the electric world, with today’s ID. models based on the MEB (modular electric drive matrix). The next generation will use the SSP – the Scalable Systems Platform – as the Group’s electric technology matrix. It enables the vehicle to be completely connected to its ecosystem and thereby lays the foundations for fully automated driving (Level 4).
Design sketches offer a first impression of the  ID. AERO
06/22/22

Volkswagen’s first fully-electric limousine: The ID. AERO is under starter’s orders

The Volkswagen brand is looking into the future and releasing exclusive design sketches of the ID. AERO, the first fully-electric limousine for the Chinese automobile market. At first glance, the new concept car impresses with its outstanding aerodynamics, elegant design and generous space. The digital world premiere of the pre-production study will take place on Monday, 27 June, at 14:00 (CEST).
The new Volkswagen ID.3

Elli and MITNETZ STROM publish concept for smart grid integration of EVs

Elli, a brand of the Volkswagen Group, and MITNETZ STROM have now launched the nationwide pilot project for smart grid integration of electric vehicles. In the first step, around 20 drivers of Volkswagen models ID.3, ID.4 or ID.5 are involved in making electric cars part of the energy system in the future and increasingly using green electricity from the region for charging.

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