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08/23/19
Company

Jürgen Stackmann: “Electro-mobility is emotive and fascinating: this is the clear message the ID.R is sending”

On 02 September, the ID.R will face a very special kind of challenge on Tianmen Mountain in China: record-chaser Romain Dumas (F) will set a benchmark behind the wheel of the ID.R against which the competition will be able to try their luck. So far, no one has dared to master the extremely winding route up the mythical mountain in a racing car. With the ID.R, the racing ambassador of the future ID. product family, Volkswagen demonstrates its competence in the field of electrically powered vehicles – using motorsport as a test-field and stage. In just one year, Volkswagen set new records with the all-electric ID.R at Pikes Peak (USA), the Nürburgring Nordschleife (D) as well as the Goodwood Festival of Speed (GB). In this interview, Jürgen Stackmann, Member of the Board of Management Volkswagen Passenger Cars, with responsibility for ‘Sales, Marketing and After Sales’, explains why the challenge in China is emblematic of the mobility change at Volkswagen.
08/22/19
Company

Tour launch at the Gläserne Manufaktur Dresden: Actor Walter Sittler plays Erich Kästner

On the 120th anniversary of Erich Kästner’s birth, actor Walter Sittler takes on the role of the famous Dresden-born author once again – this time with scarf and skis in tow. In this play, their third based on the life and work of the best-selling author, director Martin Mühleis and composer Libor Síma bring a wintry Christmas story to the stage. The premiere will run on Saturday, 30 November in Kästner’s hometown of Dresden. Volkswagen is also providing Dresden’s Erich Kästner Museum with a Crafter panel van which is traversing rural regions with less well-developed infrastructure throughout Germany as a mobile showroom.
08/22/19
E-mobility

Expansion of electric charging stations at Volkswagen’s German sites begins

The Volkswagen brand is systematically driving its electric offensive and will be installing some 4,000 charging points at its German sites by 2025. The first are already up and running: Ulrich Markurth, Mayor of Braunschweig, was joined today by Thomas Ulbrich, Member of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management, to inaugurate the first charging center for employees with 60 new charging points. The Volkswagen Group is investing some €250 million in expanding the charging infrastructure at its European sites. When combined with the activities at dealerships, this means the Volkswagen Group is providing some 36,000 new charging points in Europe.
08/22/19
Company

World premiere for “New Volkswagen” at the IAA

At this year’s IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt, the Volkswagen brand is celebrating two world premieres. In addition to the full-electric ID.3, the brand is presenting its new logo and its new brand design to the public under the motto of “New Volkswagen”. After the Beetle and the Golf, the ID.3 will usher in a new era for Volkswagen – electric, fully connected and balance sheet carbon-neutral. The strategic transformation with a reorientation of content and sustainable products, initiated almost 4 years ago, is now to become visible with the new brand design. All in all, the presentation of the brand is to become significantly younger, more digital and therefore more modern.
08/21/19
Company

Volkswagen trains further software developers — Applications start for second “Faculty 73” course

Volkswagen is training a new cohort of software developers on its Faculty 73 program. Applications can be submitted from this week onwards and must be received by September 22. Once again, the program offers places for 100 trainees. The two-year program will start following the comple-tion of selection tests on March 1, 2020. 100 more participants will join the program on September 1, 2020. By that stage, a total of 300 trainees will have joined. Human Resources Board Member Gunnar Kilian says: “Our experience with the first year has been very positive and shows that the program is a resounding success. We will therefore be continuing it very intensively.”
08/20/19
Company

Record attempt by the Volkswagen ID.R supports the electric model offensive in China

Tianmen Mountain is deeply rooted in Chinese mythology. The 1,519-metre mountain in the south of the country is believed to be a gateway to heaven. As such, Volkswagen’s project – to take the fully-electric ID.R and set a record for ascending the almost eleven-kilometre road to the summit, via no less than 99 corners – is of great symbolic importance. With the spectacular outing of the zero-emission ID.R, Volkswagen brand is supporting an extensive electromobility offensive in China.
08/20/19
Company

Sachsen Classic 2019: Volkswagen goes rallying with vintage coupes

From Dresden to Leipzig: thousands of spectators are expected to line the 580-kilometre route to cheer on the 200 vehicles at the 2019 Sachsen Classic, which is supported by Volkswagen. Volkswagen Classic lines up with five cars: the Karmann Ghia TC 145 (1970), Karmann Ghia Type 14 (1974), SP 2 (1974), Scirocco I SL (1981) and Passat B2 CL Formula E (1983).
08/16/19
Models

ID. BUGGY at Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance

For the first time the Volkswagen ID. BUGGY hits the roads and beaches of California. The concept car will also be shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance during Monterey Car Week. Since its world debut at the Geneva International Motor Show in March, the ID. BUGGY has created buzz about the future possibilities of e-mobility.
08/16/19
Volkswagen Group News

Volkswagen Group delivers fewer vehicles in July

In July, there was a drop of 2.4 percent in deliveries by the Volkswagen Group compared with July 2018, to 886,100 vehicles. In Europe, deliveries fell by 3.6 percent to 393,600 vehicles. This development had been expected as deliveries in July 2018 had been especially high as a result of the WLTP changeover. In the regions of North America (-0.9 percent) and Asia-Pacific (-0.3 percent), deliveries were slightly below the levels for July 2018. There was a pos-itive development in South America (+3.2 percent) compared with the same month last year. Dr. Christian Dahlheim, Head of Volkswagen Group Sales: “The Volkswagen Group has made a solid start to the second half of the year and has once again slightly increased its market share in a global market that is generally shrinking. It is especially gratifying to note that we have grown in our most important market, China, despite the general downward trend in the market.”

Stories

08/23/19
Models

Stars on Corsica

German actresses Emilia Schüle, Andrea Sawatzki, and Nadja Uhl took a film-worthy tour through the “Ile de Beauté”. The star of the show: the new T-Cross – the first Volkswagen small car that doubles as an SUV.
08/22/19
Company

Team spirit powers success

On Saturday, August 31, the German women’s national soccer team will begin their qualifying campaign for the European 2021 Championship, in Kassel. The city is located in the state of Hesse, about halfway between Frankfurt and Hanover. We spoke to an employee at Volkswagen Kassel plant about soccer, Volkswagen and diversity.
08/20/19
E-mobility

The crowd pleaser

The Concours d´Elegance is the final event of the Monterey Car Week. On its so-called “concept lawn”, automotive manufacturers show off their most exciting concept vehicles. The ID. BUGGY doesn’t really fit in with this ensemble, but that’s exactly why it needs to be here.

Background

04/14/19
Models

ID. ROOMZZ – world première

Auto Shanghai 2019
04/05/19
Volkswagen Group News

Lithium: The Irreplaceable Element of the Electric Era

Why is lithium so important for the production of electric car batteries? And how will Volkswagen secure a sustainable supply chain? We answer the key questions.

Albums

Factory of the future
Simply explained: E-Charging
Simply explained: Charging Infrastructure
Footage: Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet R-Line Pure White
Footage: Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet Ravenna Blue Metallic
Footage: Volkswagen ID.3 - camouflaged prototype
YouTube
08/18/19

Beetle Sunshinetour 2019 in Travemünde

The world's largest meeting of The Beetle, New Beetle and Beetle took place this year in Travemünde near Lübeck. For the 15th time, the fans are coming together, this year they celebrate the "Sea of Lights of the Beetle" with hundreds of fairy lights. Don't miss any updates, subscribe here to the Volkswagen YouTube channel: http://vwgroup.to/YnzD8 --- Further information can be found on our Newsroom: https://www.volkswagen-newsroom.com/en and on the Volkswagen Twitter-channel: http://www.twitter.com/volkswagen Note in accordance with Directive 1999/94/EC in its currently applicable version: Further information on official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the EU guide "Information on the fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and energy consumption of new cars", which is available free of charge at all sales dealerships, from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Straße 1, D-73760 Ostfildern, Germany and at www.dat.de.
07/05/19

We Campus –Opening ceremony

Volkswagen is opening the We Campus in the center of Berlin. A total of 900 employees working under one roof will develop digital added-value services and mobility services which will be offered in the Volkswagen We ecosystem. Impressions of the opening ceremony. Don't miss any updates, subscribe here to the Volkswagen YouTube channel: http://vwgroup.to/YnzD8 --- Further information can be found on our Newsroom: https://www.volkswagen-newsroom.com/en and on the Volkswagen Twitter-channel: http://www.twitter.com/volkswagen Note in accordance with Directive 1999/94/EC in its currently applicable version: Further information on official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the EU guide "Information on the fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and energy consumption of new cars", which is available free of charge at all sales dealerships, from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Straße 1, D-73760 Ostfildern, Germany and at www.dat.de.
06/24/19

VW Bullis on Fehmarn: Midsummer Bulli Festival 2019

Freedom, sun and Bulli Lifestyle: The Midsummer Bulli Festival attracts thousands of fans to Fehmarn with their T1 to T6 buses. Together they celebrated the summer solstice, their buses and stories. Don't miss any updates, subscribe here to the Volkswagen YouTube channel: http://vwgroup.to/YnzD8 --- Further information can be found on our Newsroom: https://www.volkswagen-newsroom.com/en and on the Volkswagen Twitter-channel: http://www.twitter.com/volkswagen Note in accordance with Directive 1999/94/EC in its currently applicable version: Further information on official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the EU guide "Information on the fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and energy consumption of new cars", which is available free of charge at all sales dealerships, from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Straße 1, D-73760 Ostfildern, Germany and at www.dat.de.