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Holocaust Remembrance Day at Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg plant
01/21/19
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Holocaust Remembrance Day 2019: Volkswagen employees commemorate victims of murder, persecution and forced labor

Over the next few days, the International Auschwitz Committee (IAC) and Volkswagen are commemorating the victims of murder, persecution and forced labor during the National Socialist dictatorship at remembrance events. Apprentices from Volkswagen’s plants at Dresden, Emden and Wolfsburg are also taking part in the events.
01/19/19
Company

Volkswagen sets sights on electric record on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife

Volkswagen is driving electromobility forward at high speed, both in production vehicles and on the racetrack. Following the record-breaking run at the famous Pikes Peak Hill Climb, the ID. R – Volkswagen’s fully-electric sports car – has now set its sights on another record in the summer of 2019: the lap record for electric cars on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, which is regarded as the toughest racetrack in the world.
01/17/19
Volkswagen Group News

TRATON corporate communications restructured

Corporate communications has been reorganized at TRATON, the 3-year-old truck and bus division of Volkswagen based in Munich. Wolfgang Meisen (35) became Head of Media Relations & Corporate Messaging on January 1, 2019. He reports to Julia Kroeber-Riel, the Head of Group Communications & Governmental Relations.
01/16/19
Models

Golf with the genes of a race car: Advance sales of Golf GTI TCR commence

The latest evolution of a true motoring icon – the Golf GTI – can now be ordered: the Golf GTI TCR. This 213 kW / 290 PS sports car can reach speeds of up to 260 km/h, and is fitted with a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG), petrol particulate filter and highly exclusive equipment as standard. Price: EUR 38,950 (in Germany, incl. VAT.).
01/15/19
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Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Company Launch Global Alliance

Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Company today announced the first formal agreements in a broad alliance that positions the companies to boost competitiveness and better serve customers in an era of rapid change in the industry.
01/14/19
Company

Location decision in North America: Volkswagen to build new generation of electric cars in Chattanooga

The Volkswagen brand is forging ahead consistently with its electric offensive and has now announced the first production location in North America. In future, the Chattanooga plant in Tennessee is to produce vehicles based on the modular electric toolkit MEB, a new generation of electric cars. For this purpose, Volkswagen is investing about €700 million ($800 million) in the plant. The expansion of the plant will create up to 1,000 new jobs plus additional jobs at suppliers. The first electric car from Chattanooga is to roll off the production line in 2022. Over the next few years, eight MEB plants are to be developed in Europe, North America and China. Volkswagen is building up the production capacity needed to sell more than 1 million electric cars per year by 2025.
01/14/19
Volkswagen Group News

Rolf Woller named the new head of investor relations at TRATON

The TRATON GROUP, a company that was known as Volkswagen Truck & Bus until August 2018, has just added a key employee to its ranks as it prepares for a possible initial public offering (IPO): In January 2019, Rolf Woller (45) became Head of Investor Relations at the truck and bus division of Volkswagen AG, a segment that includes MAN, Scania and Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus. Before joining the company, Woller served for 12 years as the Head of Investor Relations at Continental. He was honored a number of times for his work there. He reports to TRATON CFO Christian Schulz.
01/11/19
Volkswagen Group News

New delivery record for Volkswagen Group in 2018

With 10.83 million vehicles delivered throughout the world, 0.9 percent more than in 2017, the Volkswagen Group set an all-time record. In many markets of the world, South America, Europe, the USA and China, both the deliveries and in some cases the market shares of the Volkswagen Group grew. With successful product offensives, the Group brands were able to more than compensate for the risks in individual regions such as the general economic uncertainty in China and the adverse effects of the WLTP changeover in Europe. Especially the Group’s new SUV models were strong growth drivers. The Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Škoda, Seat, Porsche and Lamborghini brands all set new deliveries records. Dr. Christian Dahlheim, Head of Volkswagen Group Sales: “Even though setting new records is no longer our primary goal, we are very pleased about this great result. Especially in the second half, things were not easy for us in 2018. It was possible to achieve this new deliveries record for the Group thanks to a combination of outstanding products and the high level of trust placed in us by our customers. In view of volatile geopolitical developments, our business will face an equally strong headwind in 2019. In my opinion, the Volkswagen Group is well-positioned to meet the upcoming challenges. We face the future with optimism.”
01/10/19
Company

Only at Volkswagen: customers can assemble their own e-Golf in the Transparent Factory in Dresden

Customers can now get a much closer look at their e-Golf during production. In the Transparent Factory, you can accompany your future vehicle a part of the way along the production line. Under the expert guidance of the factory’s employees, the customer is able to actively get involved at four stations, e.g. when installing the dash panel. Other places where the customer can experience the assembly of their vehicle include joining the drive train to the body (“marriage”) and installing the front radiator grille. With the new possibility of accompanying production, the Volkswagen Transparent Factory in Dresden is expanding its range of services in respect of the electric mobility experience.

Stories

01/21/19
Company

The myth of the Neckartor

The diesel discussion is becoming more objective, the sustainability of diesel technology is increasingly being discussed in a less prejudicial manner among experts, in the media and social networks. Here, we explain the key facts and most dubious details about NOx and particular matter.
01/17/19
Models

Hola!, T-Cross!

The T-Cross comes off the line in Pamplona, Spain, next to the Polo. Production started in December 2018. The employees are enthusiastic about the brand's smallest SUV.
01/16/19
Company

"A further phase of uncertainty"

The negotiations on Brexit in the UK also have an impact on other European countries and industry. Volkswagen comments on current developments.