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06/14/19
Company

Volkswagen Group expands market share in May

In May, there was a fall in deliveries by the Volkswagen Group compared with May 2018, but the decrease was lower than in previous months at 3.6 percent. In total, 918,900 cus-tomers throughout the world took delivery of a vehicle from a Group brand. Growth was achieved in some key European markets (Germany +4.6 percent, France +2.7 percent, Italy +2.7 percent), and in the regions of North America (+4.3 percent) and South America (+5.8 percent). However, these rises were insufficient to compensate in full for falls in other re-gions, especially Asia-Pacific (-9.4 percent). Dr. Christian Dahlheim, Head of Volkswagen Group Sales, commented: “In May, our brands asserted their position in shrinking overall markets and slightly increased the global market share. Deliveries developed in different ways in the various markets. In Europe, we almost reached the high level of the previous year and recorded growth in some key markets including Germany. Positive impetus came from North and South America, but this was insufficient to compensate for the continuing weakness of the overall market in our largest single market, China. It is gratifying to note that we once again significantly increased our market share in China.”
06/13/19
Company

Volkswagen ID.R returns to Goodwood to defend its title

The Volkswagen ID.R is set to defend its title at the “Goodwood Festival of Speed” (4 to 7 July). Last year, Romain Dumas, at the wheel of the fully-electric race car, set a new record for electric vehicles at the prestigious race in the south of England. The Frenchman completed the 1.86-kilometre route of the Goodwood Hillclimb in just 43.86 seconds – the fastest time for 15 years. A mere five weeks after breaking the lap record for electric vehicles on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, the ID.R – the sporty spearhead of the ID. family of fully-electric production vehicles – is ready to take on its next challenge.
06/12/19
Volkswagen Group News

Volkswagen invests in Northvolt AB

Volkswagen AG is investing some €900 million in joint battery activities with Northvolt AB. Part of the sum is intended for a joint venture with the Swedish battery cell producer, a further share will go directly to Northvolt AB. In return, Volkswagen will acquire about 20 percent of the shares in Northvolt AB and will have one seat on the Board of Directors, subject to approval under antitrust legislation. Furthermore, a 50/50 joint venture to build a 16 GWh battery cell factory in Europe is planned during the course of this year. It is intended to locate the factory in Lower Saxony (Salzgitter) if the preconditions for this are fulfilled. Construction of the production facility is scheduled to start, at the earliest, in 2020. Battery cell production for Volkswagen is slated to commence around the end of 2023/beginning of 2024.
06/12/19
Company

Volkswagen deliveries in May present a mixed picture

In May, the Volkswagen brand delivered 512,100 vehicles worldwide, 5.1 percent fewer than in May 2018. There was a mixed picture in the regions: while deliveries by the brand in North America (+8.6 percent), South America (+5,4 percent) and the individual market of Germany (+2.2 percent) rose, there was, as expected, a fall in Europe (-6.1 percent). The situation in China remained unchanged. In May, Volkswagen succeeded in increasing its market share in a shrinking overall market.
06/06/19
Models

More comfortable, more digital and better connected than ever before: pre-sales of the new Passat begin this week

Pre-sales of the new Passat begin today in selected European countries. With sales totalling 30 million units, the Passat is the most successful mid-range model in the world. A technical update and a refined exterior design have now fundamentally changed the best-selling model. Thanks to its new-generation infotainment system (MIB3), the Passat stays online permanently – and this ground-breaking development enables it to offer completely new services and functions. New assist systems make the model safer than ever, while upgraded running gear and drive systems ensure a high degree of long-distance comfort and exhilarating driving dynamics.
06/06/19
Models

Volkswagen up! receives “Wertmeister 2019” award

Fantastic award for Volkswagen: the city specialist up! TSI has won the “Wertmeister 2019” award (value champion) in the city car category. Each year, the automotive magazine AUTO BILD honors the vehicles with the most stable residual value in several vehicle segments. The award was presented to Holger B. Santel, Head of Sales and Marketing Germany, at a ceremony in Berlin yesterday evening.
06/06/19
E-mobility

Volkswagen plans 36,000 charging points for electric cars throughout Europe

Volkswagen is aiming for a rapid breakthrough for e-mobility and is redoubling its efforts in the field of charging infrastructure. Throughout Europe, the Group will be installing a total of 36,000 charging points by 2025; 11,000 of these are to be developed by the Volkswagen brand. They will be installed at Volkswagen plants and at about 3,000 Volkswagen dealerships in all large towns and cities. With its Group company for charging infrastructure Elli (Electric Life) and its charging service “We Charge”, Volkswagen is also moving into further lucrative business areas connected with charging. All in all, the Group is investing about €250 million at its European locations. At the same time, the Group calls for other measures to take effect rapidly for more charging stations in Germany.
06/05/19
Company

Volkswagen agrees digital transformation roadmap for administration and production

Volkswagen continues to forge ahead with the company’s modernization and digitalization: Volkswagen will be investing up to €4 billion in digitalization projects through 2023 – mainly in administration but also in production. At least 2,000 new jobs related to digitalization are to be created. This has been agreed by the Board of Management and the General Works Council in their “digital transformation roadmap”. Agile working methods, improved processes and digitalization are to reduce the burden on employees and speed up processes. Tasks that used to be performed manually are to be simplified through improved IT. Consequently, up to 4,000 jobs in non-production units at Volkswagen AG Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Group Components and Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH will not be restaffed over the coming four years. A precondition for this is that tasks are eliminated as a result of digitalization, process optimization and organizational streamlining. In addition, further investments in Industry 4.0 and an associated increase in productivity of five percent per year in production units through 2023 were also agreed. Furthermore, the budget for training is to be increased by a further €60 million to a total of €160 million to take account of the human resources transformation under Volkswagen’s digitalization offensive. A uniform employment guarantee for Volkswagen AG and Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH through 2029 has also been agreed.
Press Release TRATON SE

Stories

06/14/19
Company

"Girls only" are getting ready

The “Girls Only” team and their Golf GTI TCR take part in the Nürburgring 24-hour race. How does the crew prepare for the mammoth task?
06/13/19
Models

The new Passat: video with tec highlights

The countdown has begun – in September, Volkswagen is launching a major technological update for the Passat. The update fundamentally changes the world's most successful mid-range car, which has already sold more than 30 million units. New assistance systems such as Travel Assist perfect safety and comfort and make it the first Passat with the potential to drive up to 210 km/h in partially assisted mode. Once again, the bestseller will be launched as a saloon and estate.
06/13/19
Models

The new Passat: interview with the project leader

Presales for the new Passat have started. A young team has taken the task of perfecting the successful mid-range model. The outcome is something to be proud of.

Background

06/12/19
Models

The New Passat – The Update

Press kit Volkswagen Passat, International Media Drive, June 2019
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

Simply explained: E-Charging
Simply explained: Charging Infrastructure
Roadmap Digitalisierung O-Ton Ralf Brandstätter
YouTube
10/27/18

World Premiere of the all-new T-Cross – live from Amsterdam

The all-new T-Cross will join Volkswagen brand’s SUV programme in the small car segment this coming spring. Based on the modular transverse matrix, the new T-Cross offers greater practicality, diversity and safety. On October 25, 2018 we will broadcast the world premiere of the all-new T-Cross in Amsterdam. #VWTCross #MoreThan1Thing Don't miss any updates, subscribe here to the Volkswagen YouTube channel: http://vwgroup.to/YnzD8 --- Further information can be found on our Media-Services: https://www.volkswagen-media-services.com/ and on the Volkswagen Twitter-channel: http://www.twitter.com/vwpress_en 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.
10/26/18

T-Cross: world premiere of the small car SUV

World premiere in three cities on the same day and the presentation of the new testimonial for the Volkswagen T-Cross. The urban crossover model reveals itself to be an ideal companion in everyday life and beyond. Don't miss any updates, subscribe here to the Volkswagen YouTube channel: http://vwgroup.to/YnzD8 --- Further information can be found on our Media-Services: https://www.volkswagen-media-services.com/ and on the Volkswagen Twitter-channel: http://www.twitter.com/vwpress_en 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.
10/25/18

The all-new T-Cross: First impressions from the world premiere

It is cool, it is intuitive, it is practical and it is safe. Here are the first impressions from the world premiere of the Volkswagen T-Cross in Amsterdam. Er ist cool, er ist intuitiv, er ist praktisch und er ist sicher. Hier sind erste Eindrücke der Weltpremiere des Volkswagen T-Cross in Amsterdam. ##Deutsch## Volkswagen ... Kein Video von Volkswagen mehr verpassen, hier geht's zum Abo: http://vwgroup.to/YnzD8 --- Weitere Informationen zu Volkswagen finden Sie auf den Media-Services: https://www.volkswagen-media-services.com/ und auf Twitter: https://twitter.com/vwpress_de Hinweis nach Richtlinie 1999/94/EG in der jeweils gegenwärtig geltenden Fassung: Weitere Informationen zum offiziellen Kraftstoffverbrauch und den offiziellen spezifischen CO2-Emissionen neuer Personenkraftwagen können dem "Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch neuer Personenkraftwagen" entnommen werden, der an allen Verkaufsstellen und bei der DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Straße 1, D-73760 Ostfildern oder unter www.dat.de unentgeltlich erhältlich ist. ###Englisch### Volkswagen ... Don't miss any updates, subscribe here to the Volkswagen YouTube channel: http://vwgroup.to/YnzD8 --- Further information can be found on our Media-Services: https://www.volkswagen-media-services.com/ and on the Volkswagen Twitter-channel: http://www.twitter.com/vwpress_en 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.