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07/30/21

Red represents performance

Red is a popular colour for sporty top models. And now the ID.41 GTX is a vibrant new addition. Color & Trim Designer Mareike Hackbarth explains why red paintwork is such a good fit for Volkswagen models with power and performance.
07/21/21

Head meets Heart – ID.4 GTX

SUVs are booming. Their drivers love the sense of space and the sporting driving pleasure. But is it still in keeping with the times in light of the impending climate disaster? Frank Bekemeier, Chief Technology Officer for Electric Mobility at Volkswagen, and Jens Obernolte, Head of Energy and Weight Management, explain how the ID.4 GTX reconciles environmental awareness and driving pleasure.
06/25/21

“A T-Roc Cabriolet for almost any occasion”

Open or closed, daily journeys to work and to kindergarten, weekends away with a motorcycle trailer or caravan: The T-Roc Cabriolet is full of possibilities, not restrictions. We went camping at the coast – and chasing bends in the Harz. The open crossover was the ideal choice for the journey in every situation!
06/09/21

Travel Assist surroundings display with Benny Leuchter

Pro racer Benjamin Leuchter drives a Golf R in everyday life. But it isn’t just the car’s 235 kW (320 PS) that drew him in: Leuchter appreciates the new Golf’s assistance systems.
06/04/21

Volkswagen R breaks the barrier of 250,000 R models!

It all began in 2002 with the Golf R32. Volkswagen R has been exciting its global community of fans with the Volkswagen brand’s most sporty and emotional models ever since.
06/02/21

Green light for the electric island

The Greek island of Astypalea is set to become an electric island. This was agreed on by Volkswagen and the Greek government. Now, Volkswagen boss Herbert Diess and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis have handed over the first electric cars.
05/26/21

“GTX has the potential to be synonymous with sporty e-mobility”

Jürgen Gietl is Managing Partner at Brand Trust, a consultancy firm that specialises in the positioning of brands. He is an author of books, a lecturer at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, and is regarded as one of the most experienced experts in the field of technology brands in the German-speaking region. In an interview, he discusses GTX, the Volkswagen ID. family’s new performance brand.
05/12/21

“The Golf GTI Clubsport 45 is quite simply an incredibly good car!”

Benjamin “Benny” Leuchter has a long GTI history and was directly involved in the development of the Golf GTI Clubsport 45. Right on time for the Wörthersee GTI fan convention, which has unfortunately been cancelled again in 2021, he introduces the highlights of that car – and meets the most important models of previous generations.
05/07/21

Eight GTI facts that you need to know!

It is often red, has checked seats and does not just have a sporty look – most people could tell you that much about the Golf GTI. A host of interesting stories and facts has accumulated over the past 45 years, and we have put these in print for you!
04/17/21

ID.6 accelerates Volkswagen’s e-offensive in China

China plays an essential role in the transformation towards the electrification and digitisation of the automotive industry worldwide, and in the achievement of Volkswagen’s core goals. We speak to Olaf Gutowski, Vice President Sales, Marketing and After-Sales of the Volkswagen China Passenger Cars Brand to analyse why, and what role the ID.6 will play in this.
04/08/21

Hello ID. Light! – How the new ID. models communicate with the vehicle occupants via a light strip

Digital assistants are increasingly taking over our everyday lives. They are the little helpers that play us our favourite songs on demand, tell us the weather or control the heating and lights in our homes. They often show whether they are receiving or communicating directly with us by means of a coloured light ring. This feature has also arrived in the latest generation of electric vehicles, the ID. family, in a very similar form – as ID. Light. This is a narrow light strip under the windscreen designed to intuitively assist the vehicle occupants. The ID. Light uses different light pulses to signal whether the car is ready to drive, which direction – according to the navigation system – it should turn next or whether the battery is currently being charged.
04/03/21

Golf R-oad trip On the road with Jasmin Preisig

Jasmin Preisig is a brand ambassador for Volkswagen importer AMAG in Switzerland, and also a racing driver. She took her place at the wheel of the new Golf R for a trip through Salzburger Land.

Stories Company

10/08/21

Starting a career at Volkswagen: The number of trainees studying IT and electronics is growing

This year, 1,150 young men and women started their apprenticeship or dual course of study at Volkswagen AG sites in Germany. Application for 2022 is already possible. Christoph Görtz, head of vocational training at the Wolfsburg site, and Burcu Sicilia, chair of the education committee in the general works council, talk about studying during coronavirus and new career paths.
07/21/21

Head meets Heart – ID.4 GTX

SUVs are booming. Their drivers love the sense of space and the sporting driving pleasure. But is it still in keeping with the times in light of the impending climate disaster? Frank Bekemeier, Chief Technology Officer for Electric Mobility at Volkswagen, and Jens Obernolte, Head of Energy and Weight Management, explain how the ID.4 GTX reconciles environmental awareness and driving pleasure.
07/09/21

Colourful like life: Volkswagen in football

With the final between Italy and England at Wembley Stadium, UEFA EURO 2020TM draws to a close. For Volkswagen, the final is simply a stopover; the commitment to diversity lives on.

Visiting Carl Hahn on his 95th Birthday

On July 1, 2021, Carl Hahn will be 95 years old. The former Volkswagen CEO looks back on his past and shares his vision of the future.
06/21/21

“Software opens the door to new business models”

The Volkswagen brand is undergoing the most radical transition in its history. After e-mobility, software is set to become the next big game changer. Thomas Ulbrich, member of the Board of Management for Development, and Klaus Zellmer, Board Member for Sales, Marketing and After Sales, explain how the transformation will be achieved.
06/02/21

Green light for the electric island

The Greek island of Astypalea is set to become an electric island. This was agreed on by Volkswagen and the Greek government. Now, Volkswagen boss Herbert Diess and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis have handed over the first electric cars.

Volkswagen is Committed to Biodiversity

At Volkswagen, biodiversity and the sustainable use of resources play an important role. On the United Nation’s international biodiversity day, the group is launching a call to all of its employees.
04/29/21

All-green electric: The ID. Family goes carbon-neutral

Volkswagen has committed itself to the Paris climate agreement. Which is why the company delivers ID. Family vehicles to customers with a carbon-neutral balance. In order that electric vehicles remain carbon-neutral during their usage phase, they must be charged with green electricity. To ensure that this is in good supply, Volkswagen supports investments in the generation of additional green electricity.

Earth Day at Volkswagen: “I’m a professional climate protector”

To mark Earth Day on 22 April, the Volkswagen Group is giving all employees the opportunity to get involved in #Project1Hour: 660,000 employees will be given one hour, with their teams, to develop their own ideas to fight global warming. We introduce two Volkswagen brand employees who work to protect the climate on a daily basis. Motto: “I’m a professional climate protector.”
04/17/21

ID.6 accelerates Volkswagen’s e-offensive in China

China plays an essential role in the transformation towards the electrification and digitisation of the automotive industry worldwide, and in the achievement of Volkswagen’s core goals. We speak to Olaf Gutowski, Vice President Sales, Marketing and After-Sales of the Volkswagen China Passenger Cars Brand to analyse why, and what role the ID.6 will play in this.

Stories Technology

06/09/21

Travel Assist surroundings display with Benny Leuchter

Pro racer Benjamin Leuchter drives a Golf R in everyday life. But it isn’t just the car’s 235 kW (320 PS) that drew him in: Leuchter appreciates the new Golf’s assistance systems.
04/23/21

“Ranges of over 500 kilometres will soon be a matter of course”

Prof. Maximilian Fichtner is an internationally renowned expert in battery technology. In an interview, he talks about improved battery systems, alternatives to the use of cobalt and the climate advantage of e-cars.
04/08/21

Hello ID. Light! – How the new ID. models communicate with the vehicle occupants via a light strip

Digital assistants are increasingly taking over our everyday lives. They are the little helpers that play us our favourite songs on demand, tell us the weather or control the heating and lights in our homes. They often show whether they are receiving or communicating directly with us by means of a coloured light ring. This feature has also arrived in the latest generation of electric vehicles, the ID. family, in a very similar form – as ID. Light. This is a narrow light strip under the windscreen designed to intuitively assist the vehicle occupants. The ID. Light uses different light pulses to signal whether the car is ready to drive, which direction – according to the navigation system – it should turn next or whether the battery is currently being charged.

How Volkswagen is becoming a climate-neutral company

“The climate crisis is the greatest challenge of our time,” says Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen Group. Volkswagen was the first automaker to commit to the Paris climate agreement back in 2018. By 2050, the company aims to be balance sheet CO₂ neutral. This dossier explains the efforts Volkswagen is making to protect the climate in many areas: in its products, in production and together with partners.

Power Day makes headlines

More than one million people worldwide followed the Volkswagen Group's two-hour event live. The media response was also varied and extremely positive.
03/04/21

UBS study: Volkswagen joint world leader for electric cars as early as 2022

Well able to compete with Tesla, and a benchmark for other car manufacturers: that is how Patrick Hummel, Head of European and US Auto & Mobility Research at UBS, assesses the MEB electric platform from Volkswagen. For a study on behalf of UBS, “ID.3 teardown: The biggest EV opportunity – Buy“, published on March 2, specialists broke down the fully electric ID.3 into its individual parts. The result: The ID.3 based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB), is Volkswagen’s entry ticket to the electric age and the most impressive solution available from an established automotive company.
02/25/21

“The Perfect Combination.”

As project leader on the development of the “We Score” app for the new Golf, Julius Merkel was right in his element: after all, cars and football are his great passions. The 24-year-old also possesses important characteristics, thanks to his hobby, in which he is regularly made the scapegoat.

"The Automated Driving Platform is a customized tool".

The Car.Software Organization and Microsoft will build the Automated Driving Platform (ADP), a cloud-based platform for the development of automated driving and parking functions. For the Volkswagen Group’s software company, the platform will be an important foundation with regard to the efficient development of customer functions for passenger cars. In an interview, Dirk Hilgenberg, CEO of the Car.Software Organisation, explains why this step is important and what ADP is all about.
02/10/21

Perfectly equipped for the winter with 4MOTION all-wheel drive

4MOTION all-wheel drive by Volkswagen is a successful piece of technology with many different facets. The current extreme weather conditions present the ideal opportunity to take a more in-depth look at the technology and also take a brief look back.
02/03/21

A car for all occasions

Plenty of space for family and leisure, compact for city traffic, and comfortable over longer journeys – there’s really nothing the new Volkswagen ID.4 can’t do.

From old to new – Battery recycling in Salzgitter

Something is happening in Salzgitter that has never been seen before in the Volkswagen Group – the first plant for recycling used electric car batteries is beginning operations. We look back at the development of this innovative and sustainable process.
01/22/21

“Every battery has to prove its safety in 5,000 tests”

Driving electric means driving safely: Before the battery systems of modern e-cars from Volkswagen hit the road, they have passed a lifetime of comprehensive safety checks. Dr. Michal Bruna is Head of Electronics Development and Testing at the Battery Development Center of Volkswagen Group Components in Brunswick. He explains what release tests the energy storage devices have to undergo.

Stories E-mobility

07/30/21

Red represents performance

Red is a popular colour for sporty top models. And now the ID.41 GTX is a vibrant new addition. Color & Trim Designer Mareike Hackbarth explains why red paintwork is such a good fit for Volkswagen models with power and performance.
07/21/21

Head meets Heart – ID.4 GTX

SUVs are booming. Their drivers love the sense of space and the sporting driving pleasure. But is it still in keeping with the times in light of the impending climate disaster? Frank Bekemeier, Chief Technology Officer for Electric Mobility at Volkswagen, and Jens Obernolte, Head of Energy and Weight Management, explain how the ID.4 GTX reconciles environmental awareness and driving pleasure.
06/02/21

Green light for the electric island

The Greek island of Astypalea is set to become an electric island. This was agreed on by Volkswagen and the Greek government. Now, Volkswagen boss Herbert Diess and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis have handed over the first electric cars.
05/26/21

“GTX has the potential to be synonymous with sporty e-mobility”

Jürgen Gietl is Managing Partner at Brand Trust, a consultancy firm that specialises in the positioning of brands. He is an author of books, a lecturer at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, and is regarded as one of the most experienced experts in the field of technology brands in the German-speaking region. In an interview, he discusses GTX, the Volkswagen ID. family’s new performance brand.
04/23/21

“Ranges of over 500 kilometres will soon be a matter of course”

Prof. Maximilian Fichtner is an internationally renowned expert in battery technology. In an interview, he talks about improved battery systems, alternatives to the use of cobalt and the climate advantage of e-cars.

Earth Day at Volkswagen: “I’m a professional climate protector”

To mark Earth Day on 22 April, the Volkswagen Group is giving all employees the opportunity to get involved in #Project1Hour: 660,000 employees will be given one hour, with their teams, to develop their own ideas to fight global warming. We introduce two Volkswagen brand employees who work to protect the climate on a daily basis. Motto: “I’m a professional climate protector.”
04/17/21

ID.6 accelerates Volkswagen’s e-offensive in China

China plays an essential role in the transformation towards the electrification and digitisation of the automotive industry worldwide, and in the achievement of Volkswagen’s core goals. We speak to Olaf Gutowski, Vice President Sales, Marketing and After-Sales of the Volkswagen China Passenger Cars Brand to analyse why, and what role the ID.6 will play in this.
04/08/21

Hello ID. Light! – How the new ID. models communicate with the vehicle occupants via a light strip

Digital assistants are increasingly taking over our everyday lives. They are the little helpers that play us our favourite songs on demand, tell us the weather or control the heating and lights in our homes. They often show whether they are receiving or communicating directly with us by means of a coloured light ring. This feature has also arrived in the latest generation of electric vehicles, the ID. family, in a very similar form – as ID. Light. This is a narrow light strip under the windscreen designed to intuitively assist the vehicle occupants. The ID. Light uses different light pulses to signal whether the car is ready to drive, which direction – according to the navigation system – it should turn next or whether the battery is currently being charged.
03/26/21

Dresden – the new “Home of the ID.”

Alongside the Autostadt, the Transparent Factory in Dresden will become the second delivery location for Volkswagen brand e-cars. As demand continues to grow, new delivery professionals are required. A former assembly worker talks about his retraining.

How Volkswagen is becoming a climate-neutral company

“The climate crisis is the greatest challenge of our time,” says Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen Group. Volkswagen was the first automaker to commit to the Paris climate agreement back in 2018. By 2050, the company aims to be balance sheet CO₂ neutral. This dossier explains the efforts Volkswagen is making to protect the climate in many areas: in its products, in production and together with partners.

Power Day makes headlines

More than one million people worldwide followed the Volkswagen Group's two-hour event live. The media response was also varied and extremely positive.