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  • Story "Soccer for all"

    Soccer for everybody

    As of this year, Volkswagen is the partner of the DFB and the German national soccer team. We explain why the people’s sport and Volkswagen are an ideal match – and how soccer will help to promote broad acceptance of e-mobility.
  • 03/14/19

    The brain of the factory

    Car production is a complex affair. Thousands of influencing variables need to be harmonized. The production, information and control system known as "FIS" (explanation follows further down) helps. We look behind the scenes of the FIS in Wolfsburg, where each second counts for the 3,500 cars made every day.
  • 03/12/19

    "Decarbonization" - WHAT?

    Decarbonization is important to halt climate change. But what exactly is behind it? And what is Volkswagen doing about it?
  • 02/28/19

    Cool cult coupe

    It was billed as the first “fun car” from Volkswagen for the younger generation: The Scirocco desert wind conquered the hearts of fans in the early 1970s with a combination of Italian design and a completely novel technical concept. Amongst its fans was German rock star Udo Lindenberg.
  • 02/27/19

    When the Touareg tows a house

    Living on nine square meters. Italian architect Leonardo Di Chiara tours Europe in his “aVOID” tiny house with a Touareg as his traveling companion.
  • 02/26/19

    New brand for China: JETTA

    Jürgen Stackmann, member of the Board of Management with responsibility for “Sales, Marketing and After Sales”, smiles. “I think it is really exciting to help bring a new brand into the world. This is definitely a very special day,” he tells a group of international business journalists making a media visit in Wolfsburg. The visit is organized to discuss the creation of the new JETTA brand: Volkswagen plans to introduce it in China to attrac the growing target group of young, middle-class customers and of better tapping its market potential.
  • 02/20/19

    Learning from nurse and surgeon

    Volkswagen is putting sweeping measures into place as it pursues greater productivity and efficiency in production. The goal: 30 percent higher productivity worldwide by 2025. The main plant in Wolfsburg and heart of the brand is to set a new benchmark.
  • 02/15/19

    The mega potential of the supply chain

    Volkswagen is doing everything in its power to make its contribution to achieving the Paris climate targets. CO2-neutral components and raw materials play an important role. Check this overview and three info graphics.
  • 02/14/19

    Clean mobility: It's possible!

    Volkswagen wants to do its part for climate protection. The road to getting there leads through a holistic e-mobility concept. Read all about the most important facts, together with two videos and five info graphics.
  • 02/11/19

    India - from moped to car nation?

    India’s roads, where wild roaming cows are common road hazards, continue to be dominated by mopeds, rather than four-wheeled vehicles, but times they may be changin’
  • 02/07/19

    Best Man at his e-Golf’s wedding

    It is environmentally friendly and economical, the e-Golf*. The Gläserne Manufaktur in Dresden is now offering customers a special look behind the scenes.
  • 02/04/19

    China: Four trends

    Growth and change: The Chinese car market remains the most important in the world, and China is also assuming a leading role in e-mobility and digitalization – with the Volkswagen Group as a strong partner. Read all about the four major trends.
  • 01/31/19

    "We are open to e-collaboration"

    Volkswagen is ready to open its new MEB electric platform to other manufacturers, thus reducing the costs of electric cars. Michael Jost, Head of Strategy for Volkswagen, highlighted this approach.
  • 01/29/19

    Let's go!

    A visit of DFB top managers at the Wolfsburg factory marked the beginning of the new partnership between Volkswagen and the German Football Association. In March, the cooperation will take full effect ...
  • 01/28/19

    Great comeback in Brazil

    With investments in excess of two billion euros by 2020, Volkswagen do Brasil starts to recover market share.
  • 01/28/19

    Ms. Puhle’s feel for cars

    More than 1,400 engineers and IT experts work in electronics development at Volkswagen to develop the next generation of vehicles. Marie Puhle teams up with her colleagues to ensure that our cars will be a breeze to operate.
  • 01/28/19

    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.
  • 01/25/19

    Political visit at the e-car plant

    SPD chairwoman Andrea Nahles and Federal Labour Minister Hubertus Heil informed themselves in Zwickau about the progress and challenges of the transformation into Europes largest electric car plant.
  • 01/24/19

    CO2: The top facts

    The debate about how to effectively reduce CO2 emissions is ongoing. What exactly is carbon dioxide? Who is responsible for emitting the most emissions? What is the Volkswagen Group doing in order to protect the environment? And what about the current suggestions regarding speed limits or higher fuel prices? We clarify.
  • 01/23/19

    Exchange incentive: Now nationwide

    Volkswagen is expanding its exchange incentive to replace older diesel vehicles allover Germany.
  • 01/22/19

    PS fireworks, ice cold

    The relaunch of the iconic ice race at Zell am See, Austria thrilled participants and spectators alike.
  • 01/21/19

    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.
  • 01/16/19

    "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.
  • 01/15/19

    Volkswagen and Ford launch alliance

    Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Company today announced the first 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

    When Zell freezes over

    Car races on frozen tracks pulled huge crowds in the middle of the 20th century. The Ice Race in Zell am See on the upcoming weekend is reviving this tradition.
  • 01/11/19

    The Snow Kings

    The Planai Classic in Austria is for dyed-in-the-wool classic car fans only. We went along – sitting in the passenger seat alongside motorsport legend Hans-Joachim “Strietzel” Stuck.
  • 01/10/19

    What's ahead in 2019?

  • 01/08/19

    This is where your Volkswagen is build!

    Volkswagen provides a glimpse behind the scenes at many sites – ranging from Pune, India, to Shanghai, China. While participating in factory tours, visitors have the opportunity to find out what production processes make our cars so safe and how electric drives are changing the vehicles of the future.
  • 01/07/19

    How to juggle family and work?

    Assuming responsibility for a job and a family – it’s nothing short of a Herculean task. As a family friendly employer, Volkswagen helps its employees pull it off.
  • 01/02/19

    In the town of emperors and artists

    With its support for culture, Volkswagen helps to give millions of people access to art and culture. In the town of Goslar, on the northern end of the Harz mountains, the company backs an unusual project.
  • 12/19/18

    In the footsteps of a visionary

    In the 1980s, as CEO of Volkswagen, Carl Hahn paved the way for the Group’s success in China. His successors have continued his legacy and today Volkswagen is the market leader in the Middle Kingdom.
  • 12/18/18

    Board member for a week

    What does a board member do? What does his week look like? Thanks to the Volkswagen Role Model Program, a young administrator looked over the shoulder of Thomas Ulbrich.
  • 12/14/18

    The visionary in China

    Carl H. Hahn, former CEO of Volkswagen Group, in the 1980s brought the company to China. By creating an automotive industry, he worked with Volkswagen to fuel the country’s economic and social development. For his dedication to the country, China Newsweek has named Carl Hahn “Person of the Year.”
  • 12/14/18

    Looking back at 2018

    Referring to the Volkswagen brand, chief Herbert Diess likened the year 2018 to the first five kilometers of a marathon. The electric and SUV offensive and the transition from a pure carmaker to a mobility provider - those are big tasks. But even during these initial few kilometers, Volkswagen already took some big steps. Here are the ten most important successes of 2018.
  • 12/11/18

    With high-tech as a standard

    Back in the days, it even left some of the classier sports cars in its wake: the Corrado. Engine power, road-holding ability and design elements formed an extraordinarily dynamic package. This year, the rapid 2+2-seater from Osnabrück celebrates its 30th birthday. We show what technical refinements and visual aspects still live on in today’s Volkswagen models.
  • 12/10/18

    Learning from the best

    For the Best Apprentice Award ceremony, 46 of the best apprentices in the Volkswagen Group were guests in Wolfsburg for four days.
  • 12/06/18

    Operating return is to rise quicker

    Volkswagen will further accelerate the pace of its transformation, Chief Operating Officer (COO) Ralf Brandstätter announces. The operating return on sales should reach at least 6 percent by 2022.
  • 12/04/18

    German energy mix slows down e-mobility

    To coincide with the Auto Summit in Wolfsburg, Herbert Diess published an article in the German daily paper "Handelsblatt" which he discussed the contribution of the automotive industry to environmental and climate protection.
  • 11/26/18

    Grand finale - Johan showing off

    The last race of a motorsport season is always something very special. Even more when it´s time for the final of one of the most spectacular racing series in the world: the World Rallycross Championship, the WRX.
  • 11/21/18

    Economy Formula E

    Pole position for savers: Already in the 1980s, an innovative set of fuel saving options was available for Polo, Golf, and Co.
  • 11/19/18

    The race toward autonomous driving

    Volkswagen Group is investing around EUR 44 billion by 2023 in key technologies to shape mobility in the future. In an interview with the German sunday paper “Welt am Sonntag” (18th of November 2018), CEO Herbert Diess describes the steps to making driverless cars a reality.
  • 11/15/18

    All about Europe’s most efficient e-car factory

    Volkswagen is actively promoting its electric offensive, thus creating global production capacities for one million electric cars. The center of the transformation is Zwickau in Saxony
  • 11/14/18

    E-mobility – Made in Germany

    If the Supervisory Board approves the plans this Friday, Emden and Hanover will be transformed into production sites for electric vehicles. In doing so, Volkswagen implements its electric strategy consistently.
  • 11/13/18

    Car city Zwickau: From Horch to e-mobility

    Zwickau has been considered the cradle of the Saxon automotive industry for 114 years. By 2020, the Volkswagen Group will develop the site to become Europe’s largest competence center for electromobility. A chronicle.
  • 11/07/18

    Three brothers – one passion

    30 years ago, Patrick, Paul and Vincent Postma fell in love with Volkswagen Beetle convertibles. They turned their passion for classic Beetles and the ‘Bulli’ camper van into a successful business model.
  • 11/02/18

    Into pole position with “Faculty 73”

    Volkswagen AG is now training its own new generation of IT experts. Interested applicants with “IT passion” from both inside and outside of the Group can apply until November 4. In spring 2019, the first 100 participants will start with the innovative “Faculty 73” program, a two-year course culminating in a junior software developer qualification. In 2021, the future co-workers will then be in pole position to launch their careers in a promising field. In addition, they will be given contracts for permanent employment at Volkswagen.
  • 10/29/18

    Who develops the operating system for future cars?

    Cars will soon be fully connected, linked up to the Internet of Things and involved in constant data exchange. The basis for this is being laid by the 1,400 employees in the Electrics/Electronic Development department in Wolfsburg.
  • 10/23/18

    Trainees keep the memory alive

    For 30 years, the Volkswagen Group has worked in cooperation with the International Auschwitz Committee to promote the work of the memorial. Trainees help regularly to preserve the Auschwitz and Auschwitz Birkenau concentration camp memorial sites as places of remembrance.
  • 10/19/18

    Only e-cars: First factory in China

    The electrification strategy of the Volkswagen Group China is rapidly gaining pace on the world’s biggest market for e-mobility. In Zwickau, Germany, the group-wide largest production line is currently being built, scheduled to start production of the electric ID car in summer 2019.
  • 10/11/18

    “There’s a misperception about the automotive industry.”

    Volkswagen CEO Dr. Herbert Diess has criticized the way politics is handling CO2 emission limits and coal-based power, and warned against oversimplified accusations about climate protection. Here are some excerpts from the interview with German daily “Süddeutsche Zeitung”.
  • 10/10/18

    Huh or hey?

    Last year, Volkswagen Group launched its very own multi-brand online used car portal, heycar, where around 310,000 cars are currently waiting for a new owner.
  • 10/02/18

    Spectacular hill climb event in Bavaria

    Volkswagen started with six cars at the 2018 Edelweiß Bergpreis Rossfeld
  • 09/28/18

    Plant productivity to increase 30 percent

    Volkswagen has set itself ambitious goals with its new TRANSFORM.TOGETHER production strategy. The Board of Management sees efficiency potential of EUR 2.6 billion by 2025.
  • 09/27/18

    “We will be one of the best in productivity”

    The Volkswagen brand aims to achieve a competitive return of at least 6 percent through increased efficiency to finance key future investments from operating activities. In this way, the company will secure today’s jobs for the future. One of the biggest efficiency levers for the brand is found in production. Today in Berlin, the Volkswagen brand is presenting its new TRANSFORM.TOGETHER production strategy. The central goal is to increase productivity by 30 percent by 2025. Find out more in the interview with Dr. Andreas Tostmann, Member of the Board of Management responsible for Production, and Dr. Robert Cisek, Head of Production Strategy.
  • 09/21/18

    Happening in orange

    The creme21 youngtimer rallye has become a legend. Volkswagen Classic enriched the 17th cult event with three cool classic cars.
  • 09/12/18

    Diess and Osterloh: The big double interview

    Interview with Volkswagen’s CEO and the Chairman of the Works Council about VfL Wolfsburg’s good start to the season, the problems with WLTP, the new importance of Production, and the “half-time score” for the Pact for the Future
  • 08/30/18

    “Our customers can continue to order the most popular models”

    The Volkswagen brand expects an orderly transition to the new WLTP test procedure. The systematic, temporary storage of vehicles contributes to providing customers with the shortest possible waiting times.
  • 08/22/18

    “Efficient production is the key to our future success”

    The Volkswagen brand is setting itself ambitious goals, with plans to increase productivity by 25 percent at all German factories by 2020. An interview with Dr. Andreas Tostmann, member of the Board of Management responsible for Production and Logistics.
  • 08/17/18

    Light years

    Volkswagen’s journey from the functional headlight to customised light scenarios
  • 08/16/18

    Young engineers at Formula Student

    Designing and building a race car within just one year: That’s what Formula Student Germany is about. Around 3,500 university students from all over the world took part in this year’s competition. Why Volkswagen supports this event.
  • 08/08/18

    Four-wheel fun at the castle

    From history to the future: Volkswagen at the 13th Classic Days at Schloss Dyck
  • 08/06/18

    Five days faster!

    Reorganisation at the Kassel Depot shortens travel time of replacement parts
  • 07/30/18

    Best of Friends

    Racing driver Benjamin Leuchter and soccer-pro Max Kruse join forces
  • 07/26/18

    Popular in Poland

    Volkswagen benefits from a strong sales boom
  • 07/26/18

    Future Running High

    The ID. R Pikes Peak races at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
  • 07/17/18

    An automotive revolution

    Volkswagen in Rwanda: Local production, sales, and new types of mobility offerings
  • 07/11/18

    Looking back: a Beetle in Rwanda

    It’s already fifty years since a German Embassy employee set out with his Beetle to travel around Africa
  • 06/29/18

    Still hard to believe

    The driver and other key figures look back at the Pikes Peak record run
  • 06/25/18

    A step towards the future

  • 06/18/18

    Power and beauty combined

  • 06/08/18

    Emotional and functional

  • 06/01/18

    114 proofs of love

  • 05/30/18

    Speed Machines

  • 05/24/18

    Every gram counts

  • 05/15/18

    One night in GTI heaven

  • 05/02/18

    Air-cooled May cult

  • 04/30/18

    No words needed

  • 04/23/18

    Next step on the way up

  • 03/29/18

    A reunion of legends

  • 03/16/18

    Diversity is Key

  • 03/16/18

    Back in the spotlight

  • 03/10/18

    Right on Schedule for E-Mobility

    Volkswagen is making excellent progress. In 2017, the brand sold more cars than ever before – a clear indication of rebounding consumer faith. That is why brand chief Herbert Diess will be able to announce a powerful acceleration of business when he presents last year's results in Wolfsburg on the 14th of March, 2018. The new year started well, too, with positive sales figures and an impressive trade show appearance in Geneva, surrounding the new flagship of electro-mobility, the ID. VIZZION.
  • 02/23/18

    Karmann tradition with Volkswagen future

    The Osnabrück plant: cabriolet and small series competence since 1901