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Models

Becoming ID.: The people behind the project
09/19/19

Finding the right balance between design and construction

The concepts of design and technical feasibility are brought in line using a digital data control model (DDKM). This visual simulation solution makes it possible to calculate and display the latest stages of development in a fraction of a second. This saves time, and with it money. In episode six of “Becoming ID.” with Stefan Langewellpott, Head of Class-A Surfacing and Visualization, we discuss how exciting it was to be the interface between the design and technology behind the new ID.3, and to calculate and physically reproduce in 3D the light, shade and reflections on the car.
09/18/19

Comparison: your car vs. the ID.3

Do the EV Check and find out how your car performs against an ID.3, e-Golf or e-up!. The free “Volkswagen EV Check” app makes it possible to experience e-mobility.
09/13/19

Little money, large range

The e-up! is the ideal car for the city and commuters alike: up to 260 kilometers of practical range are possible thanks to the greater energy content of the battery. But this is by no means the only incentive to buy the car ...
09/12/19

"Very good. Very spacious!"

Chancellor Angela Merkel opens IAA 2019 in Frankfurt for the public. During her visit to the Volkswagen stand she showed great interest in the ID.3 (1).
09/12/19

Why electric cars absolutely must emotionalise

What are the advantages of the new MEB platform for developing the design of the ID.3? How do the fully electric vehicles in the ID.3 family differ from those with conventional combustion engines? And how exactly should an electric vehicle look? Marco Pavone, head of exterior design at Volkswagen, answered these questions.
09/12/19

33,000 people say: “Yes, I do!”

Yes, we’ve done it – we have reserved an ID.3 (1) 1ST! 33,000 people from all over Europe have already placed an order for the first model of the ID. family. What motivated them to do so? Seven pre-bookers talked to us:
09/11/19

Easy charging – always and everywhere

Volkswagen is not only developing electric mobility of the future, but also the associated charging infrastructure. This is the only way to achieve a turnaround in mobility. At the IAA, the company will also be presenting a wallbox for home charging.
09/11/19

ID.3 – a star among the stars

Gathered photographers are forming a dense cluster, while reporters are holding microphones in the air: just a few hours after its world premiere, the star of the IAA is visited by two German soccer legends: National team coach Joachim Löw and team manager Oliver Bierhoff take a good hour out to visit the fully electric ID.3 in Hall 3 with other members of the ID. Family from Volkswagen. CEO Herbert Diess takes the helm – and explains how the major switch to e-mobility works. “By 2028 we will be launching almost 70 new electric cars onto the market,” the CEO already announced on the previous evening, during the Volkswagen Group Night.
09/10/19

That's what "New Volkswagen" is all about

The new brand appearance celebrates its world premiere at the IAA in Frankfurt. We answer the most important questions and show a video with the head of design explaining the new logo.
09/09/19

“The car for the new era is here”

Just four years after the initial sketch, a car that will take e-mobility from a niche product to the center of society is celebrating its world premiere: the ID.3 from Volkswagen. “The car for the new era is here,” said CEO Herbert Diess at the start of the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. The goal is to combine individual mobility and climate protection.
09/09/19

E-Mobility is the future

Volkswagen is driving e-mobility forward more consistently than any other automaker. The Group is demonstrating this at the IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt. All the facts at a glance, combined with three infographics.
09/06/19

IAA: the countdown has started!

Only a few days left until the IAA: Volkswagen heralds in a new era with the world premiere of the ID.3 and the introduction of the new brand design.

Company

09/20/19

Climate change: nine facts

Everyone is talking about climate change. But how urgent is it, and how momentous? Nine important facts – and what Volkswagen is doing to limit global warming.
09/19/19

Certificate trading as best option

Climate Cabinet: Volkswagen favors certificate trading with CO2 pricing and stronger promotion of e-mobility
09/13/19

Little money, large range

The e-up! is the ideal car for the city and commuters alike: up to 260 kilometers of practical range are possible thanks to the greater energy content of the battery. But this is by no means the only incentive to buy the car ...
09/12/19

"Very good. Very spacious!"

Chancellor Angela Merkel opens IAA 2019 in Frankfurt for the public. During her visit to the Volkswagen stand she showed great interest in the ID.3 (1).
09/10/19

That's what "New Volkswagen" is all about

The new brand appearance celebrates its world premiere at the IAA in Frankfurt. We answer the most important questions and show a video with the head of design explaining the new logo.
09/10/19

The most beautiful impressions of the IAA

The future is rarely as tangible as at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt. Impressions of the Volkswagen brand.
09/09/19

“The car for the new era is here”

Just four years after the initial sketch, a car that will take e-mobility from a niche product to the center of society is celebrating its world premiere: the ID.3 from Volkswagen. “The car for the new era is here,” said CEO Herbert Diess at the start of the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. The goal is to combine individual mobility and climate protection.
09/09/19

E-Mobility is the future

Volkswagen is driving e-mobility forward more consistently than any other automaker. The Group is demonstrating this at the IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt. All the facts at a glance, combined with three infographics.
09/06/19

IAA: the countdown has started!

Only a few days left until the IAA: Volkswagen heralds in a new era with the world premiere of the ID.3 and the introduction of the new brand design.
09/04/19

“The ID.3 comes at precisely the right time”

Shortly before the IAA, the target has been reached: More than 30,000 customers have reserved a production slot for the Volkswagen ID.3. Jürgen Stackmann, Member of the Board of Management for Sales, Marketing and After Sales with Volkswagen, talks about the dawn of the era of e-mobility.
09/03/19

The beginning of a new era

The new Volkswagen ID.3 is making electric mobility suitable for the masses. It will be unveiled next week at the IAA and the first ID.3 will be on the road in 2020. We give you answers to the six most important questions about the car.
09/02/19

Record at "heavens gate" in China

The ID.R from Volkswagen sets new standards on Mount Tianmen in China: Romain Dumas manages the 99 bends in less than eight minutes. We show exclusive pictures and a video.

Technology

07/15/19

“Self-driving Cars Present a Great Opportunity”

Alexander Hitzinger, Board of Management member for Development at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, is responsible for developing autonomous driving at the Volkswagen Group. In an interview, he talks about the cooperation with Ford, technological challenges and future business models.
07/12/19

"We want to establish MEB as an industry standard"

Volkswagen and Ford intensify their strategic alliance. In an interview, Volkswagen’s CEO explains the Group’s three strategic goals.
07/04/19

"The smile comes automatically"

When Klaus Bischoff, Chief Designer of the Volkswagen brand, talks about the ID. BUGGY, he gets enthousiastic. An interview about old vehicles, new design and emotional e-cars.
07/02/19

Goal: five stars!

As part of NCAP crash tests, each car must meet different requirements. The requirements vary from country to country. This poses major challenges for international carmakers like Volkswagen.
06/27/19

"I’ve got 1,500 cars in Berlin"

WeShare – the pure electric car sharing from Volkswagen – has been launched. Vanessa Petre Linbenciuc has already tried out the sustainable ervice in Berlin. A field report.
06/13/19

The new Passat: interview with the project leader

Presales for the new Passat have started. A young team has taken the task of perfecting the successful mid-range model. The outcome is something to be proud of.
06/12/19

WLTP gets stricter

The process will be modified again in September. We have answers on the five most important questions plus a video.
05/20/19

The extent of our cars’ connectivity

Modern vehicles are becoming ever more digital and intelligent. In addition, all systems and functions have to be networked, so software is playing an increasingly important role. Volkswagen board member Frank Welsch explains how this is changing the way developers work.
05/16/19

The new Golf: with 48V technology

If not the Golf, then who? The eighth-generation of the bestseller will feature a new electrified drive system. We explain facts and functions of the socalled „mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle“-Systems („mHEV“) with 48 volt technology.
05/14/19

Six advantages of the MEB

Volkswagen has opened its modular electric drive matrix (German abbreviation: "MEB") to other manufacturers. This makes production cheaper, but also offers further advantages. You will find the six most important ones below:
04/25/19

The Vehicle will become our living space

The car of the future will become our intelligent assistant: it will prepare the journey for us, support us and understand what we want. The experts at Volkswagen Electronics Development are working hard to make this goal a reality. Part 4 of our series on user experience trends.
04/23/19

When your Car Becomes your Travel Guide

The car of the future will understand us: it will respond to our language and gestures. If there are problems, we’ll get the right tip at the right time. The experts at Volkswagen Electronics Development are working hard to make this goal a reality. Part 3 of our series on user experience trends.

E-mobility

09/20/19

Climate change: nine facts

Everyone is talking about climate change. But how urgent is it, and how momentous? Nine important facts – and what Volkswagen is doing to limit global warming.
09/19/19

Certificate trading as best option

Climate Cabinet: Volkswagen favors certificate trading with CO2 pricing and stronger promotion of e-mobility
09/19/19

Finding the right balance between design and construction

The concepts of design and technical feasibility are brought in line using a digital data control model (DDKM). This visual simulation solution makes it possible to calculate and display the latest stages of development in a fraction of a second. This saves time, and with it money. In episode six of “Becoming ID.” with Stefan Langewellpott, Head of Class-A Surfacing and Visualization, we discuss how exciting it was to be the interface between the design and technology behind the new ID.3, and to calculate and physically reproduce in 3D the light, shade and reflections on the car.
09/18/19

Comparison: your car vs. the ID.3

Do the EV Check and find out how your car performs against an ID.3, e-Golf or e-up!. The free “Volkswagen EV Check” app makes it possible to experience e-mobility.
09/13/19

Little money, large range

The e-up! is the ideal car for the city and commuters alike: up to 260 kilometers of practical range are possible thanks to the greater energy content of the battery. But this is by no means the only incentive to buy the car ...
09/12/19

"Very good. Very spacious!"

Chancellor Angela Merkel opens IAA 2019 in Frankfurt for the public. During her visit to the Volkswagen stand she showed great interest in the ID.3 (1).
09/12/19

Why electric cars absolutely must emotionalise

What are the advantages of the new MEB platform for developing the design of the ID.3? How do the fully electric vehicles in the ID.3 family differ from those with conventional combustion engines? And how exactly should an electric vehicle look? Marco Pavone, head of exterior design at Volkswagen, answered these questions.
09/12/19

33,000 people say: “Yes, I do!”

Yes, we’ve done it – we have reserved an ID.3 (1) 1ST! 33,000 people from all over Europe have already placed an order for the first model of the ID. family. What motivated them to do so? Seven pre-bookers talked to us:
09/11/19

Easy charging – always and everywhere

Volkswagen is not only developing electric mobility of the future, but also the associated charging infrastructure. This is the only way to achieve a turnaround in mobility. At the IAA, the company will also be presenting a wallbox for home charging.
09/11/19

ID.3 – a star among the stars

Gathered photographers are forming a dense cluster, while reporters are holding microphones in the air: just a few hours after its world premiere, the star of the IAA is visited by two German soccer legends: National team coach Joachim Löw and team manager Oliver Bierhoff take a good hour out to visit the fully electric ID.3 in Hall 3 with other members of the ID. Family from Volkswagen. CEO Herbert Diess takes the helm – and explains how the major switch to e-mobility works. “By 2028 we will be launching almost 70 new electric cars onto the market,” the CEO already announced on the previous evening, during the Volkswagen Group Night.
09/10/19

That's what "New Volkswagen" is all about

The new brand appearance celebrates its world premiere at the IAA in Frankfurt. We answer the most important questions and show a video with the head of design explaining the new logo.
09/10/19

The future has a name – ID.3

When Ralf Brandstätter comes onto the stage in Frankfurt, he presents both, the automotive present and the future. Next to him is the ID.3 – the first production model of the completely newly developed ID. Family. “The ID.3 is the world’s first balance-sheet CO2-neutral electric car. It thus sets new standards: For innovative technology, for freedom of individual mobility and for climate protection,” says Brandstätter, Chief Operating Officer of the Volkswagen Passenger Car brand. The basic price is less than 30,000 euros**. The ID.3 has the potential to trigger the breakthrough of electric mobility for the masses.