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Press Workshop: MQB – Modular Transverse Matrix and new engines, Wolfsburg, 31.01. – 02.02.2012
06/23/22

Modular toolkit strategy as recipe for success: the MQB celebrates tenth anniversary

A global bestseller from Volkswagen is celebrating its tenth anniversary: the modular transverse matrix (MQB). Since 2012, it has been the common basis for a variety of models. More than 32 million vehicles were produced on this platform throughout the Group. The Volkswagen brand has more than 20 million vehicles manufactured so far – from the small Polo to SUVs such as the Atlas (USA) and the Teramont (China). At the same time, the modular matrix philosophy has also been transferred to the electric world, with today’s ID. models based on the MEB (modular electric drive matrix). The next generation will use the SSP – the Scalable Systems Platform – as the Group’s electric technology matrix. It enables the vehicle to be completely connected to its ecosystem and thereby lays the foundations for fully automated driving (Level 4).
Design sketches offer a first impression of the  ID. AERO
06/22/22

Volkswagen’s first fully-electric limousine: The ID. AERO is under starter’s orders

The Volkswagen brand is looking into the future and releasing exclusive design sketches of the ID. AERO, the first fully-electric limousine for the Chinese automobile market. At first glance, the new concept car impresses with its outstanding aerodynamics, elegant design and generous space. The digital world premiere of the pre-production study will take place on Monday, 27 June, at 14:00 (CEST).
The new Volkswagen ID.3

Elli and MITNETZ STROM publish concept for smart grid integration of EVs

Elli, a brand of the Volkswagen Group, and MITNETZ STROM have now launched the nationwide pilot project for smart grid integration of electric vehicles. In the first step, around 20 drivers of Volkswagen models ID.3, ID.4 or ID.5 are involved in making electric cars part of the energy system in the future and increasingly using green electricity from the region for charging.
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Customer-focused, independent, fast: Volkswagen Group realigns structure in China

The Volkswagen Group is fundamentally realigning the management model for its organization in China. This will give the region greater autonomy to further strengthen its leading position in the dynamic automotive market. The central element of the realignment is a regional China Board led by Ralf Brandstätter that will take all major decisions in the region on a cross-brand basis and in close collaboration with the joint venture companies. In addition, the Group will pool the technical resources and capabilities of its brands more closely to significantly accelerate the development pace of innovative technologies and digital services “in China, for China”.
ID. Buzz: Production start at German component locations

ID. Buzz: Production start at German component locations

Following the production start of the ID. Buzz, German component locations have begun to produce key technology components for the new e-model. Plants in Braunschweig, Kassel, Salzgitter and Hannover are now supplying the battery system, the electric drive and the chassis. It’s the next step in a transformation process initiated in 2015 that is converting the company into an e-mobility system supplier. Volkswagen Group Components will invest €2.3 billion in the electrification of its German locations through 2026 – well more than half of overall investments.
Volkswagen ID.5 GTX
06/15/22

New GTX models get more comprehensive standard equipment and a refined look

Volkswagen’s GTX brand stands for the sporty top-of-the-line models of the ID. family. The ID.4 GTX and ID.5 GTX models with dual-motor all-wheel drive – presented just last year – will now be equipped with even more comprehensive standard equipment to emphasise this claim. In addition, they provide a glimpse of the look of other GTX models with new design accents in black and red. In future, every ID. series will have its own GTX model. The ID.4 GTX from 53,255 euros and ID.5 GTX from 56,455 euros are already available for order.
documenta fifteen opens: Volkswagen supports sustainability goals as lead partner

documenta fifteen opens: Volkswagen supports sustainability goals as lead partner

As a lead partner of documenta fifteen, Volkswagen helps to realize different programs for visitors and education purposes reinforcing sustainability, the key goal of “ruangrupa,” an Indonesian artist collective responsible for curating the major exhibition. Between June 18, and September 25, 2022, documenta presents a wide range of artworks from the most influential artists of our time at 32 different exhibition venues in the city of Kassel.
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Volkswagen Group and the Anti-Defamation League extend their partnership

Volkswagen Group announced today its intentions to extend its partnership with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for three more years. The alliance is one of several initiatives the Group is taking to build and advance its culture of remembrance.
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NEW AUTO goes TikTok: Volkswagen Group debuts on video platform for digital natives

Starting now, Volkswagen's transformation into a tech company will be accompanied by a TikTok channel called "newauto" - the name of the Group's strategy. This is the Volkswagen Group's first appearance on the trendy video platform. Creative and entertaining videos on the channel explain the historic transformation towards the mobility world of the future, which Volkswagen pushes forward with its NEW AUTO strategy.

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"explore! by Volkswagen": Influencers test the ID.5 GTX  in Sardinia
06/23/22

YouTube video series “explore! by Volkswagen”: Influencers test the ID.5 GTX at an off-road challenge in Sardinia

Ready, steady, go! In the summer episode of explore! everything revolves around the ID.5 GTX - the all-electric performance model from Volkswagen. With this car, driving fun is guaranteed on an off-road trip across Sardinia: the influencers Jessi Car Maniac, Sophia Calate and Lisa Yasmin hijack the video format explore! and put the ID.5 GTX through its paces. At the same time a number of challenges await them, requiring athleticism and balance. Watch the video to get to know who masters all the challenges in the end and how the ID.5 GTX performs in the video.
New video series on YouTube - “explore! by Volkswagen”: Insights and adventures
03/24/22

New video series on YouTube “explore! by Volkswagen”: Insights and adventures

Technology. Digital world. Innovation. These are the topics being covered by the YouTube series “explore! by Volkswagen”. It will take an entertaining, informative look at exciting topics each month – the first episode will be released on the “Volkswagen News” YouTube channel on 24 March.
The Entrance to the International Youth Meeting Center Oświęcim/Auschwitz (Poland)
12/08/21

35 years of commemorative projects in Auschwitz: an interview with Thymian Bussemer

Head of HR Strategy and Innovation, talking about Auschwitz as a place of remembrance for Volkswagen.

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