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  • First ID. models support bidirectional charging
    12/06/23

    Cleverly manage your own electricity: First ID. models support bidirectional charging

    From now on, many models in the ID. Family now offer bidirectional charging with the "Vehicle to Home" function. With a home power station and the integrated Home Energy Management System (HEMS) from Volkswagen partner HagerEnergy GmbH, customers can cover as much of their household consumption as possible with their photovoltaic system. Both companies have launched a pilot project in Sweden in which an entire housing estate is being supplied with vehicles and the corresponding charging infrastructure.
  • 10/30/23

    First pictures and new name: Volkswagen gives exclusive preview of future ID.7 Tourer

    Volkswagen presents the first photos of the still camouflaged estate version of the all-electric top model ID.7 and, at the same time, introduces the new name: ID.7 Tourer. The new model is to be launched in Europe in 2024 – with plenty of space and high efficiency. Volkswagen will publish the final design in the coming months.
  • ID.3 passes 100,000 km test from German ADAC
    10/27/23

    ID.3 passes 100,000 km test from German ADAC

    The German ADAC, Europe's largest automobile association, gives the ID.3 a good report card. The engineers at the Test and Technology Center in Landsberg am Lech have already covered more than 100,000 kilometers. The most important finding: the high-voltage battery still has a net capacity of 93 percent. An ID.3 Pro S with 77 kWh net battery energy content was tested for which Volkswagen, as for all other models in the ID. family, guarantees that the battery still has at least 70 percent of its original net capacity after eight years in operation or 160,000 kilometers of driving.

Stories

Volkswagen ID.4
04/23/21

“Ranges of over 500 kilometres will soon be a matter of course”

Prof. Maximilian Fichtner is an internationally renowned expert in battery technology. In an interview, he talks about improved battery systems, alternatives to the use of cobalt and the climate advantage of e-cars.
Volkswagen ID.4
02/03/21

A car for all occasions

Plenty of space for family and leisure, compact for city traffic, and comfortable over longer journeys – there’s really nothing the new Volkswagen ID.4 can’t do.
Story: “Every battery has to prove its safety in 5,000 tests”
01/22/21

“Every battery has to prove its safety in 5,000 tests”

Driving electric means driving safely: Before the battery systems of modern e-cars from Volkswagen hit the road, they have passed a lifetime of comprehensive safety checks. Dr. Michal Bruna is Head of Electronics Development and Testing at the Battery Development Center of Volkswagen Group Components in Brunswick. He explains what release tests the energy storage devices have to undergo.

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