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  • 06/12/19
    Volkswagen Group News

    Volkswagen invests in Northvolt AB

    Volkswagen AG is investing some €900 million in joint battery activities with Northvolt AB. Part of the sum is intended for a joint venture with the Swedish battery cell producer, a further share will go directly to Northvolt AB. In return, Volkswagen will acquire about 20 percent of the shares in Northvolt AB and will have one seat on the Board of Directors, subject to approval under antitrust legislation. Furthermore, a 50/50 joint venture to build a 16 GWh battery cell factory in Europe is planned during the course of this year. It is intended to locate the factory in Lower Saxony (Salzgitter) if the preconditions for this are fulfilled. Construction of the production facility is scheduled to start, at the earliest, in 2020. Battery cell production for Volkswagen is slated to commence around the end of 2023/beginning of 2024.
  • 12/31/17

    The Volkswagen Plant in Salzgitter

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  • 06/16/17

    Volkswagen supplies Russian GAZ Group with engines from Salzgitter 

    Volkswagen and the GAZ Group signed a contract for the supply of engines from Salzgitter to the Russian manufacturer. From 2019 onwards, the 2.0 TDI engine is to be installed on light commercial vehicles produced by GAZ. It is planned to deliver a total of 200,000 engines to Russia over a period of five years.



Yesterday an engine plant – today an e-pioneer

The Salzgitter plant is getting ready for electric drives. While one of the 86 production lines is still used for building heavy six-cylinder engines, among other things, the workers next door are making a fist-sized electric pump.