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Spanish PM Pedro Sánchez and Volkswagen CEO Oliver Blume meet to discuss Spain´s role in the Electrification of the Automotive Industry

Spanish PM Pedro Sánchez and Volkswagen CEO Oliver Blume meet to discuss Spain´s role in the Electrification of the Automotive Industry

The Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, and Volkswagen Group CEO Oliver Blume met today in Madrid to discuss a wide-ranging investment plan that will help transform Spain into an industrial hub for electric mobility.
Elke Temme and Giovanni Palazzo

Change at the top of the Charging and Energy Business Unit

Elke Temme, who leads the Charging and Energy Business Unit with the brands Elli and Electrify America and bundles the Group's global activities on charging infrastructure and energy services within the Group's Technology Division, is stepping down from her duties with immediate effect. For private reasons, Temme is taking a three-month sabbatical and will then be available to the company part time until the end of the year. The new SVP Charging and Energy will be Giovanni Palazzo, who is responsible for the North American DC-charging network Electrify America as President and CEO since 2018. Due to this change he will become chairman of the Electrify America board effective February 15, 2023.
Sally Perel during a reading in the Group Archive Forum of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

Volkswagen mourns the loss of Sally Perel

Sally Perel passed away in Tel Aviv yesterday, aged 97. Volkswagen AG mourns the loss of an important eyewitness who, until his death, never tired of warning against false ideals. Sally Perel consistently campaigned for respect and tolerance, for a peaceful coexistence, and for respect for all human beings. Into advanced age he travelled throughout Germany, Europe and the world, primarily to call the younger generation to critical, independent thinking, and to fight against exclusion and violence.

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