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In the course of its largest model and technology offensive to date, the Volkswagen brand today opened a new Wind Tunnel Efficiency Center in Wolfsburg, which is one of the most modern and efficient in the industry. The center, with a floor area of 8,800 m², is also certified for measurements in accordance with WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedures). Vehicles can be tested at wind speeds of up to 250 km/h, simulating real traffic conditions with a view to reducing drag, fuel consumption and emissions. In addition, driving simulations under all the climatic and environmental conditions normally experienced throughout the world can be conducted – at temperatures between -30°C and +60°C.

Media contacts

Fred Bärbock
Fred Bärbock
Spokesperson Wolfsburg Plant
Tel. +49-53 61-9-223 25
Torsten Cramm
Factory communications Wolfsburg Plant
Tel. +49 (0) 5361 / 9-22880
Christian Buhlmann
Head of Media Relations, Product Line Communication
Tel. +49 (0) 5361 / 9-87584