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  • 08/08/18
    Company

    High-tech for the future: Volkswagen Design focuses on working digitally

    LED screens, interactive design, collaboration in virtual reality: Volkswagen Design is forging ahead with the process of digital transformation and has completely changed its working methods over the past two years. And with success: from the creation of new products right up to the point of their acceptance, work is now consistently carried out digitally, which significantly increases the efficiency of individual work steps and facilitates collaboration across locations. The new processes also give employees much more room for personal and professional development.
  • 07/09/18
    Company

    Volkswagen Expands E-Mobility Engagement in China

    Volkswagen Group China today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Corp., Ltd. (JAC) and SEAT in Berlin, in the presence of German Chancellor An-gela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. The three groups will together establish a new R&D center with a focus on developing electric vehicles, connectivity and autonomous driving technologies, as well as a competitive platform for battery electric vehicles (BEV). SEAT brand will be introduced to China by 2020/2021. The move is a significant step in reinforcing Sino-German cooperation, as well as supporting Volkswagen Group China’s drive to be a leader in e-mobility.
  • 06/29/18
    Technology

    80th anniversary of Wolfsburg: CEO Herbert Diess presents an electrifying gift from Volkswagen to the city of Wolfsburg

    The CEO of Volkswagen AG, Dr. Herbert Diess, congratulated the city of Wolfsburg on its 80th anniversary today and gave it a truly electrifying gift to celebrate the occasion. The executive presented the city with 12 mobile charging stations and a long-term investment of in Wolfsburg’s electronic charging infrastructure that will be expanded step by step in accordance to the city’s needs – for a total amount of €10 million. Residents of the city can already see one of the charging stations: at Volkswagen’s booth set up as part of the festival being held on Porsche Street.
  • 06/22/18
    Volkswagen Group News

    Volkswagen Group China’s mega-factory in Foshan will strengthen e-mobility strategy in China

    Through the completion of the Foshan Plant Phase II, the Foshan production site’s capacity will double from 300,000 to 600,000 cars annually. As the first SUV-model of the Volkswagen brand built by FAW-Volkswagen, the T-Roc successfully rolled off the line in April this year. Together with the Audi Q2L, which will also start production this year, it is a vital building block in the fast growing SUV segment.
  • 06/21/18
    Volkswagen Group News

    Volkswagen partners with QuantumScape to secure access to solid-state battery technology

    By increasing its stake in the California technology company QuantumScape Corporation and forming a new joint venture, Volkswagen Group is paving the way for the next level of battery power for long-range e-mobility. Dr. Axel Heinrich, Head of VW Group Research, who will take a seat on the board of directors of QuantumScape, says: “We want to accelerate the commercialization of QuantumScape’s solid-state batteries. And we combine forces to leverage Volkswagen’s experience as a production specialist and QuantumScape technology leadership. Volkswagen is thus taking another step toward a sustainable, zero emission mobility for our customers in the future.” Volkswagen will invest 100m USD in US-based QuantumScape and will become the innovative enterprise’s largest automotive shareholder. Closing of the transaction is subject to regulatory approval.
  • 06/15/18
    Volkswagen Group News

    Future Mobility Day 2018

    The mobility of the future is being created by consistent research and strategic development. The SEDRIC autonomous concept car, self-driving transport units for goods deliveries, learning assistance systems,augmented-reality technology for enhanced safety in road traffic, 3D printing procedures, the transformation of engine heat into electricity, vehicle sensors to measure air quality and innovative methods for developing batteries for electric vehicles are among the projects that Volkswagen Group Research is presenting at the Mobility Day 2018 and which will define mobile life in the future.
  • 06/14/18
    Technology

    A science in its own right: The rapid-charging system for the I.D. R Pikes Peak

    The corresponding paragraph in the regulations for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is clear: Should a participant in the most famous hill climb in the world be forced to suspend their run for safety reasons – for example, should it suddenly start to hail or another car require recovering – they have exactly 20 minutes, in which to prepare for their second attempt and to return to the start line. “This time frame was a crucial factor when configuring the battery for the I.D. R Pikes Peak,” says François-Xavier Demaison, Technical Director at Volkswagen Motorsport. “Furthermore, the charging strategy and independent mobile power supply are also important aspects of the rapid-charging system.”
  • 06/13/18
    Technology

    AutomotiveINNOVATIONS Award 2018: Volkswagen honoured as the most innovative high-volume brand

    The Volkswagen brand has been named the Most Innovative High-volume Brand for the third time in a row. The Group’s core brand was also presented with other awards in the categories ‘Alternative Drives’, ‘Autonomous Driving’ and ‘Safety and Conventional Drives’. The awards are presented annually by the Center of Automotive Management (an independent scientific institute), in cooperation with audit firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. The award decisions are based on the study AutomotiveINNOVATIONS, a jointly conducted study that has been analysing the innovation profiles and future trends of various automotive brands for the past seven years within the context of technical vehicle innovations.
  • 06/12/18
    Technology

    Highly-sophisticated and highly efficient – the drivetrain technology in the I.D. R Pikes Peak

    The I.D. R Pikes Peak that Romain Dumas will be driving on 24th June 2018 at the “Pikes Peak International Hill Climb” boasts the most sophisticated powertrain ever developed by Volkswagen Motorsport. “We are breaking new ground with the I.D. R Pikes Peak: This is the first time ever that Volkswagen will be competing in a race with a fully-electric car. Alongside the elaborate aerodynamic concept and the special requirements for the sports car chassis, the development of the electric drivetrain was the greatest challenge,” explains François-Xavier Demaison, Technical Director at Volkswagen Motorsport.
  • 06/07/18
    Volkswagen Group News

    Volkswagen tests quantum computing in battery research

    For the first time, Volkswagen experts have succeeded in simulating industrially relevant molecules using a quantum computer. This is especially important for the development of high-performance electric vehicle batteries. The experts have successfully simulated molecules such as lithium-hydrogen and carbon chains. Now they are working on more complex chemical compounds. In the long term, they want to simulate the chemical structure of a complete electric vehicle battery on a quantum computer. Their objective is to develop a “tailor-made battery”, a configurable chemical blueprint that is ready for production. Volkswagen is presenting its research work connected with quantum computing at the CEBIT technology show (Hanover, June 12-15).
  • 06/01/18
    Models

    Electric offensive: Volkswagen trains top experts for the production of the I.D. family

    The Volkswagen brand is moving ahead with preparations for its major electric offensive and launching a comprehensive e-mobility competence program. Within the framework of the “Future Electronic Engineer Program” (FEEP), 100 young engineers and skilled workers throughout the world will be trained as top production experts. As start of production specialists, they will occupy future-oriented positions in planning, the pilot hall, the e-mobility model group, the pre-series center and electronics development. The first participants to complete the three-year program will support the run-up phase of the I.D. family, the new generation of full-electric vehicles based on the modular electrification toolkit (MEB) in Zwickau.
  • 04/27/18
    Models

    Three world premieres: Volkswagen presents progressive hybrid, natural gas and diesel systems at the Vienna Motor Symposium

    Volkswagen will be enhancing its model range by an innovative spectrum of completely new drive systems. These include affordable mild hybrid drives with 48V technology, new high-tech diesel engines that will also be available as hybrid variants and what is currently the world's most cutting-edge natural gas drive. Volkswagen has now announced initial facts as part of the Vienna Motor Symposium (26 to 27 April). The technologies showcased in Vienna as world premieres form a vital part of the progressively aligned Volkswagen drive strategy. It involves the combination of state-of-the-art petrol, diesel and natural gas engines, new hybrid systems and purely electric drives. With this combination, Volkswagen will among other things meet the CO2 fleet emissions target of 95 g/km prescribed in the EU as of 2020.
  • 04/25/18
    Technology

    Volkswagen to offer electrified versions of its models

    Volkswagen is to launch an electric version of its globally best-selling vehicle – the Volkswagen Golf, offering a sustainable, efficient and powerful alternative. The introduction of innovative, new hybrid systems in the eighth generation of Golf vehicles marks a new era for the brand with regard to drive technology. In the future, Volkswagen will gradually electrify almost every vehicle in its range of models. The company is offering a first look at the future of electrified drive systems as part of the International Vienna Motor Symposium – one of the world’s most important congresses on the automotive technology of today and the future.
  • 04/13/18
    Volkswagen Group News

    Volkswagen Group soon to have autonomous parking ready for series vehicles

    Using what is to date unique technology, the Volkswagen Group is currently testing autonomous parking at Hamburg Airport: based on a car park map the Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche vehicles navigate their way to a parking space on their own. Orientation is provided for them by simple pictorial markers installed in the multi-storey car park. Its advantage: this can be used in essentially any car park. The function is set to be available for the first customers in selected multi-storey car parks from the start of the next decade.  
  • 03/06/18
    Models

    Volkswagen world premiere in Geneva The I.D. VIZZION – the saloon for tomorrow and beyond

    In a world premiere event at the Geneva Motor Show (6 to 18 March) Volkswagen is presenting the I.D. VIZZION concept car – the new flagship of the electric I.D. Family. With the I.D. VIZZION, Volkswagen defines the saloon of tomorrow and beyond: autonomous driving, effortless control via augmented reality, and adaptive learning thanks to artificial intelligence. The I.D. VIZZION thus achieves a new dimension of comfort, convenience, safety, and sustainability.
  • 03/05/18
    Models

    I.D. VIZZION: Volkswagen shows the future flagship of the I.D. family

    With the new I.D. VIZZION, the Volkswagen brand has today given a glimpse of the individual mobility of the future on the evening before the Geneva International Motor Show. The full electric sedan will be the future top model of the I.D. family and will reach the roads by 2022 at the latest. In addition, it is prepared for fully autonomous driving. The I.D. VIZZION is part of Volkswagen's major product and technology offensive. By 2025, the brand intends to sell at least 1 million electric cars per year and to become the market leader in e-mobility.
  • 02/19/18
    Models

    World premiere of the I.D. VIZZION in Geneva Volkswagen shows the potential of its new range of I.D. models

    The I.D. VIZZION supports the Volkswagen claim for future individual mobility. Its electric drive system makes the car clean in road traffic, and its automatic driving control will make it safe and much more comfortable. At the same time, this innovative concept car at the Geneva International Motor Show demonstrates how elegant and emotional the design of a vehicle of the future can be. Inside the I.D. VIZZION, a completely new feeling of driving and living is created without a steering wheel or visible controls.
  • 01/08/18
    Models

    Volkswagen and NVIDIA to Infuse AI into Future Vehicle Lineup

    Volkswagen and NVIDIA today shared their vision for how AI and deep learning will shape the development of a new generation of intelligent Volkswagen vehicles. At the kickoff of the 2018 International CES, Volkswagen CEO Dr Herbert Diess and NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang discussed on stage how AI is transforming the auto industry and highlighted the new I.D. BUZZ, Volkswagen's exciting new rebirth of the iconic Volkswagen MicroBus, reimagined in electric car form and infused with AI technology for the cockpit and self-driving.
  • 12/18/17
    Company

    Technical Development expands battery competence

    In the future, Frank Blome is to head the Battery Cell Center of Excellence of the Volkswagen brand. Blome, previously Chairman of the Management Board of Deutsche ACCUmotive GmbH, is to assume the newly created function with effect from January 1, 2018.
  • 11/29/17
    Technology

    Los Angeles Auto Show 2017: Volkswagen will shape electric mobility of the future

    At the Los Angeles Auto Show Volkswagen is offering visitors a look at the future of its electric mobility campaign. Volkswagen is presenting three show cars at the Californian show – the compact I.D., the spacious I.D. BUZZ and the elegant I.D.CROZZ SUV. They represent a completely new vehicle architecture that has been consistently designed for electric drive systems. By 2025 the Volkswagen brand plans to sell one million electric vehicles per year and is aiming to be the market leader in electric mobility. The first model from the all-electric I.D. Family for Europe will be a compact model, while in the USA the first model will be an SUV.
  • 11/07/17
    Volkswagen Group News

    Volkswagen Group and Google work together on quantum computers

    At the technology conference "Web Summit 2017" (Lisbon), the Volkswagen Group and Google today announced comprehensive research cooperation in the field of quantum computing. The two companies will explore the utilization of quantum computers together, with aims to build up specialist knowledge and to carry out practically oriented research. As part of this collaboration, a team of specialists from Volkswagen and Google will work together using a Google quantum computer. Quantum computers can solve certain highly complex tasks considerably faster than conventional supercomputers. In some cases, a solution will only be possible with quantum computers.
  • 09/14/17
    Models

    Chancellor Merkel visits Volkswagen at the IAA: Powertrain concepts of the future presented

    At the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt today, German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel was given a glimpse of the automotive future. "The automobile has its best days ahead of it. With the right concepts, Volkswagen will contribute to shaping the automobile of the future," said Dr. Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen brand. Over the next five years, the brand will be investing about €3.5 billion in the optimization of conventional diesel, gasoline and natural gas powertrains. During the same period, €6 billion will be invested in e-mobility. At the IAA, Volkswagen is exhibiting the current state of development with the latest models and presenting the electric future of mobility in the form of concept vehicles from the I.D. model family. The first production I.D. models will be on show at the IAA in 2019.
  • 09/13/17
    Models

    Volkswagen named "Most Innovative Brand 2017"

    The Volkswagen brand won various design and innovation awards yesterday at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA). Most prominently, the jury for the Plus X Award singled out the Volkswagen brand for the title "Most Innovative Brand 2017". Meanwhile, the new Arteon received the "Best of Best" top ranking in the "Automotive Brand Contest 2017".
  • 09/12/17
    Models

    IAA 2017: Volkswagen brand points the way to the automotive future

    The Volkswagen brand is pointing the way to the future at its motor show appearance at this year's International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt: along with the world premiere of the new I.D.CROZZ – a zero emission SUV that will go into production in 2020 – three other premieres will be featured: the new T-Roc, the new Polo GTI and the updated Golf Sportsvan. Dr Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Brand Board of Management Volkswagen Passenger Cars: "We will be thoroughly updating our vehicle range by 2020 and expanding into important segments. In 2025 Volkswagen Brand will already be offering 23 all-electric models and invest 6 billion euros in electric mobility over the next five years. In this process, the different drive technologies will continue to have currency for many years to come. It makes sense for diesel, petrol and electric drives to mutually complement one another."
  • 09/11/17
    Models

    Volkswagen Group Night at the IAA 2017: Volkswagen brand presents the new I.D. CROZZ

    The countdown has begun for a breakthrough in electric mobility, and 2020 could represent the turning point. That is because the Volkswagen brand is accelerating into this new era by developing a new generation of innovative electric vehicles – the I.D., I.D. BUZZ and I.D.CROZZ. Dr Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management, had this to say at the Volkswagen Group Night: "The Volkswagen Brand will be investing 6 billion euros in electric mobility over the next five years. Our task is to make modern technology available to many people. This is especially important in times of technological transformation. One thing is clear: The Golf of the future must once again be a people's car!".
  • 08/19/17
    Models

    Decision to manufacture an electric VW Microbus based on the iconic design of the I.D. BUZZconcept

    The I.D. BUZZ concept car from Volkswagen is being further developed in preparation for its launch as a production vehicle. The Chairmen of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brands, Dr Herbert Diess and Dr Eckhard Scholz, announced their production decision today at the Concours d'Elegance in Pebble Beach, California, a unique show for both extraordinary historic cars and new concept vehicles. "Just the right place for the I.D. BUZZ," explains Diess. "The vehicle is an important pillar in Volkswagen's electric drive initiative and carries the Microbus driving feeling into the future."
  • 05/04/17
    Technology

    2017 AutomotiveINNOVATIONS Award: Volkswagen wins award as the most innovative volume brand

    Today the Volkswagen brand received the award "Most Innovative Volume Brand" from the Center of Automotive Management (CAM). The established industry award was presented at a gala in Frankfurt to Stefan Gies, Head of Passenger Car Chassis Development at Volkswagen. In addition, Volkswagen received two further awards as the most innovative brand in the categories "Interface & Connectivity" and "Autonomous Driving & Safety"
  • 04/18/17
    Models

    Volkswagen at IAA 2017: Preview of the further developed I.D. CROZZ

    Volkswagen is advancing the development of a new generation of innovative electric vehicles and will be presenting a further developed version of the I.D. CROZZ next week at the IAA (International Motor Show, 12-24 September 2017) in Frankfurt (D).  
  • 04/18/17
    Models

    World premiere in Shanghai: The I.D. CROZZ – crossover with the dynamism of a coupé and dominance of an SUV

    Volkswagen is developing an entirely new range of avant-garde electric vehicles. Now, Volkswagen is providing an important preview of these new frontrunners of electric mobility at Auto Shanghai 2017 (19 to 29 April). Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Management, Volkswagen Brand: "By 2025, we want to boost annual sales of electric vehicles to one million units. The I.D. CROZZ will play a key role in that. Production will begin in 2020." The four-door car is the brand's first electrically powered crossover utility vehicle (CUV) – a coupé and sport utility vehicle (SUV) in one.
  • 03/06/17
    Volkswagen Group News

    Individual mobility redefined: Autonomous driving at the touch of a button

    The Volkswagen Group redefines individual mobility. The company is the first automobile manufacturer to present an integrated mobility concept for mobility of the future in road traffic, including a Concept Car developed from scratch for autonomous driving. Sedric (self-driving car) provides a concrete insight into this innovative form of individual mobility that can be used by everyone, but which can nevertheless be geared to personal needs and aspirations – available at the touch of a button, easy, sustainable, convenient, and safe. The first Concept Car from the Volkswagen Group is a cross-brand ideas platform. The Volkswagen Group is using Sedric to highlight the major importance of fully automated driving in the future strategy of the company.
  • 01/09/17
    Models

    NAIAS 2017 in Detroit: Volkswagen presents the I.D. BUZZ

    The new era of electric mobility is starting and Volkswagen is set to define it: with the I.D. BUZZ, Volkswagen is presenting at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit the microbus of the new age. The electric MPV concept gives a renewed look ahead towards the future – with the aim of bringing electric mobility for all into the world of tomorrow. The new brand claim sums it up: "We make the future real."
  • 01/05/17
    E-mobility

    Volkswagen at CES 2017: "We are always on."

    True to the slogan "We are always on." Volkswagen is enabling visitors to experience its ideas about the mobility of tomorrow at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES). In the age of digitalisation, it diverges from the classic relationship between customer and car to a new mobile community – intelligently connected and sustainably transported.The focus is on connected individual users and their personal digital preferences. On a digital platform – the Volkswagen Ecosystem – visitors have an opportunity to configure personal settings and services conveniently with their own Volkswagen User-ID and take them along wherever they wish, independent of a specific vehicle. Show visitors can fully experience the innovative functions of the Volkswagen Ecosystem live. In addition, the company is presenting the next milestones of intuitive user operation with its Volkswagen Digital Cockpit (3D), Eyetracking and AR Head-up Display. All of these features culminate in the I.D., a vehicle concept for a new era. It combines the digitally connected world with an electrically powered car that can drive fully autonomous, if desired. This unifies the Volkswagen innovation fields of Connected Community, Intuitive Usability, Smart Sustainability and Automated Driving.
  • 12/15/16
    Volkswagen Group News

    Volkswagen Group invests in Hubject, the leading eRoaming platform for Europe-wide charging of electric vehicles

    The Volkswagen Group is joining the eRoaming platform Hubject GmbH as shareholder. With the strategic investment in the Berlin-based company, Europe's largest car maker will push ahead with the digital interconnection of charging stations for electric vehicles starting in early 2017 as well as the expansion and internationalization of Hubject GmbH together with the founding shareholders.
  • 11/29/16
    Volkswagen Group News

    BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group with Audi & Porsche Plan a Joint Venture for Ultra-Fast, High-Power Charging Along Major Highways in Europe

    BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create the highest-powered charging network in Europe. The goal is the quick build-up of a sizable number of stations in order to enable long-range travel for battery electric vehicle drivers. This will be an important step towards facilitating mass-market BEV adoption.
  • 09/29/16
    Technology

    Volkswagen at 2016 Paris International Motor Show: World premiere of the visionary I.D. concept car

    Think New! Under this guiding principle, and with a visionary electric vehicle, Volkswagen is offering a fascinating outlook on the mobility of tomorrow at the Paris International Motor Show (1 –16 October). The world premiere of the I.D. is the focal point of the company's show appearance. The zero-emission I.D. will already be going into production in 2020, and it will kick off a new generation of innovative electric vehicles.
  • 09/28/16
    Technology

    I.D. – the world premiere

    World premiere of the I.D. starts the countdown to a new era for Volkswagen Volkswagen plans for the visionary I.D. to hit the road in 2020 An ambassador: the I.D. is the first Volkswagen of a new fleet of electric cars It runs and runs: the I.D. has a range of 400 to 600 kilometres Ready for the future: the I.D. concept car demonstrates a fully automated mode for the year 2025
  • 09/16/16
    Technology

    Mondial de l'Automobile Paris 2016: Volkswagen presents an electric car for a new era

    The presence of Volkswagen at this year's Paris Motor Show (1 to 16 October) is all about "Think New.": in presenting the world premiere of an iconic design study, Volkswagen introduces a new ambassador to the automotive world.
  • 06/01/16
    Technology

    Volkswagen Showcar CES 2016 receives "Interior Design of the Year - Concept Vehicle" award

    The futuristic interior concept of the CES Showcar 2016 received the "Interior Design of the Year" award. The award was presented at the "Automotive Interiors Expo 2016" in Stuttgart where the world's finest designers, innovations and products in the automotive interiors arena are honoured.
  • 04/26/16
    Technology

    Hannover Messe 2016: Volkswagen, a partner in the SLAM research project, unveils the "Golden Test Device"

    Volkswagen is working with partners from industry and science on the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy's SLAM research project ("Fast charging network for road axes and metropolitan areas"). The aim is to establish a research network focussing on plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles by means of quick charging stations on key traffic routes and intersection points to enable the onward journey. Such a charging infrastructure is an important step towards promoting electric mobility in Germany. A central component of SLAM is the "Golden Test Device" prototype co-developed by Volkswagen which will be unveiled at the Hannover Messe industrial trade show (25 - 29 April).
  • 04/04/16
    Technology

    Goods transport of the future: MAN and Scania rely on digitally connected trucks

    Transporting goods on highways could soon become even more efficient and safe thanks to digitally connected semitrailer tractors. To demonstrate this, MAN and Scania will participate in the "European Truck Platooning Challenge" - a test drive for trucks that are connected in platoons via digital data transfer. In this case, two or more trucks drive behind each other at a small distance making optimum use of the slipstream of the vehicle driving in front. The driver in the first vehicle sets the direction and speed. The other trucks that follow are semi-automated. This reduces diesel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to ten percent.
  • 01/11/16
    Models

    World premiere of the Tiguan GTE Active Concept in Detroit

    At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Volkswagen is presenting the Tiguan GTE Active Concept. The concept car is based on the new Tiguan, and it showcases the technical capabilities of the modular transverse matrix. The primary goal was to create a synthesis of plug-in hybrid technology and maximum off-road performance. 
  • 01/06/16
    Technology

    Mobileye and Volkswagen form strategic partnership

    Volkswagen is entering into a strategic partnership with Mobileye, a technology leader in the area of automated image processing. The companies signed a letter of intent to this effect today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The central focus of the joint venture is camera-based real-time image processing technology which – in conjunction with highly precise digitalized maps - is the key to autonomous driving.
  • 01/06/16
    Technology

    Volkswagen looks to the future at CES 2016

    Volkswagen presents the innovative concept BUDD-e, which is based on the Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB) and is the next big step for electric vehicles, at the CES in Las Vegas. The Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen brand, Dr. Herbert Diess, said in front of 2300 visitors to the show, that "the BUDD-e is a realistic trend setter". With the innovative e-Golf Touch he also demonstrated the next generation of infotainment for large scale production with a new display and control concept, which includes gesture control and larger displays.
  • 07/14/15
    Technology

    'V-Charge': Volkswagen pushes development of automated parking and charging of electric vehicles

    Volkswagen aspires to holding the leading position in the field of automated parking. A look into the near future of automated parking is given by 'V-Charge', an EU research project, in which six national and international partners are jointly developing new technologies. Its focus is on automating the search for a parking space and on the charging of electric vehicles. The best part about it is that the vehicle not only automatically looks for an empty parking space, but that it finds an empty space with charging infrastructure and inductively charges its battery. Once the charging process is finished, it automatically frees up the charging bay for another electric vehicle and looks for a conventional parking space. 'V-Charge' stands for Valet Charge and is pointing the way to the future of automated parking.
  • 07/13/15
    Technology

    e-smartConnect: Volkswagen is conducting research on an automated quick-charging system for the next generation of electric vehicles

    Volkswagen AG is once again underscoring the leading role it plays in electric and automated drive systems — and is already looking ahead to the next generation of electric vehicles. The improvements Volkswagen has achieved with the energy density and capacity of its traction batteries will enable a range of more than 500 km in the foreseeable future. This will lead to "true electrification" of personal transport with a large volume of vehicles. In order to make charging times for such vehicles as short as possible — and the charging process as efficient and convenient as can be — engineers in Wolfsburg are working on an automated direct-current charging system, a so-called automated e-filling station "e-smartConnect".
  • 01/12/15
    Models

    North American International Auto Show in Detroit: World premiere of the Cross Coupé GTE 

    At the start of every new year, automotive experts come together at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. This year, Volkswagen's presentation is focusing on the striking Cross Coupé GTE. With the world premiere of the five-seater SUV concept car, the carmaker from Wolfsburg is offering a further preview of the latest SUV model series that is fitted with a sporty and economical V6 plug-in hybrid drive for the first time.
  • 01/06/15
    Technology

    Volkswagen at CES 2015 in Las Vegas:

    The future belongs to systematically networked vehicles operated with intuitive systems. It's therefore only fitting that Volkswagen is presenting the Golf R Touch at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (CES / January 6–9): The vehicle is the first compact model in the world whose control elements are operated using hand gestures. Whereas the Golf R Touch offers a preview of the medium-term future, the so-called Connected Golf presents fascinating solutions from the present day. For example, the vehicle allows for the incorporation of the completely different "MirrorLink™", "Android Auto" (Google), and "Car Play" (Apple) smartphone interfaces into the "App Connect" system. Plans call for "App Connect" to be launched in the U.S. and Europe in conjunction with the latest infotainment systems before the year is out.
  • 09/28/14
    Models

    The World Premiere of the Passat GTE

    Ten important facts about the world premiere of the Passat GTE: 1. The Passat GTE is the first plug-in hybrid by Volkswagen offered both in saloon and estate versions. 2. The new Passat GTE is front wheel-driven and develops a maximum system output of 160 kW / 218 PS. 3. With a sufficient battery charge and up to a defined minimum outside temperature, the Passat GTE always starts in the all-electric "E-Mode". 4. The Passat GTE can cover a distance of up to 50 kilometres in the electric "E-Mode" and thus with zero emissions. 5. The driving range with a full tank and fully charged battery is over 1,000 km. Paris-London-Paris without refuelling. 6. The standard fuel consumption in accordance with NEDC fuel consumption* is under 2.0 l/100 km (analogous to less than 45 g/km CO2). 7. The Passat GTE has a top speed in Hybrid mode of over 220 km/h; driven in all-electric "E-Mode", 130 km/h. 8. Standard: LED headlights, "Composition Media" infotainment system, Front Assist and City Emergency Braking. 9. The Passat GTE will be available with the optional digital and interactive Active Info Display. 10. The design of the Passat GTE was customised. One of its identifying features is the C-shaped LED daytime running light.
  • 11/20/13
    Technology

    World premiere: The new twin up! – concept car with a plug-in hybrid

    World premiere at the Tokyo Motor Show: twin up! sets new record for a four-seater with 1.1 l/100 km fuel consumption Innovative city specialist utilises plug-in hybrid system of the pioneering XL1 twin up! covers up to 50 kilometres in all-electric driving with zero emissions
  • 11/18/11
    Technology

    World premiere in Potsdam: Volkswagen eT! – the reinvention of the delivery vehicle

    For over 60 years now, commercial vehicles from Volkswagen have maintained a visual presence on the world's streets. They are helpers in everyday life, which bring us people goods, services, postal deliveries and occasionally emergency assistance as well. Volkswagen Group Research, which is responsible for the world of tomorrow, together with the German Post Office (‘Deutsche Post AG'), which is one of the largest customers of lightweight commercial vehicles – as well as the University of Art at Braunschweig – formed a think tank on future transport and mobility issues. Finally, these research activities led to a completely new vehicle concept for the delivery and logistics field: eT!
  • 11/05/07
    Technology

    Success in the Urban Challenge 2007 in the USA: Passat "Junior" takes 2nd place in high-tech race

    A huge success for Volkswagen Research in the USA: the Passat prototype Junior takes second place in the Urban Challenge 2007, the world's most demanding car race, a contest for intelligent, completely autonomous cars. The outstanding finish in Victorville near Los Angeles is even more remarkable because once again a Volkswagen is among the leaders of the high-tech competition, which has been held for the second time. Volkswagen's Touareg prototype Stanley won the first race in 2005. Junior and Stanley were created in a cooperative effort between the Volkswagen Group Research's Electronic Research Laboratory (ERL) in California and the American Stanford University. That's why both vehicles started with the same colours: those of the Stanford Racing Team.

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02/15/18
Technology

To Fill or to Charge

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  • 05/04/18
    Models

    Leading the way – The new Touareg

    A fusion of technologies: Assistance, comfort and driving dynamics systems allow for a new level of safety and performance Digitalised cockpit: Displays of the instruments and infotainment system merge into a new “Innovision Cockpit” Night becomes day: “Nightvision” and new “IQ.Light – LED matrix headlight” ensure increased safety in the dark Lighter and bigger: The aluminium-steel body of the new Touareg weighs 106 kg less and the luggage compartment has an additional 113 litres
  • 03/05/18
    Models

    I.D. VIZZION – World Premiere

    Basic facts – the I.D. VIZZION in key points
  • 09/11/17
    Models

    I.D. CROZZ II and the I.D. Family

    e-campaign: I.D. and I.D. CROZZ launch in 2020, I.D. BUZZ in 2022   Premiere at the IAA: Volkswagen presents the I.D. CROZZ II
  • 04/18/17
    Models

    I.D. CROZZ – World premiere

    Electric concept car with 500 km range, all-wheel drive and autopilot mode New CleanAir system ensures extremely clean air on board the I.D. CROZZ
  • 01/09/17
    Models

    I.D. BUZZ – world premiere

    Electric van has a driving range of up to 600 kilometers / 270 miles and seats eight people Versatile zero-emission all-wheel drive vehicle transfers a Microbus feeling into the future
  • 01/05/17
    E-mobility

    CES 2017 in Las Vegas

    In the future, your own profile and preferences will always be with you – regardless of which Volkswagen model you're driving Volkswagen presents the next milestone in ease of use Visionary I.D. electric car being shown for first time in the USA
  • 09/29/16
    Technology

    I.D. – the world premiere

    An ambassador: the I.D. is the first Volkswagen of a new fleet of electric cars It runs and runs: the I.D. has a range of 400 to 600 kilometres Ready for the future: the I.D. concept car demonstrates a fully automated mode for the year 2025
  • 01/10/16
    Models

    SUV world premiere – the new Tiguan GTE Active Concept

    Volkswagen concept car combines maximum efficiency with a powerful all-wheel drive system New infotainment system of the Tiguan GTE Active Concept has gesture control
  • 05/25/15
    Technology

    Volkswagen News International CES Asia

    Golf R Touch: cockpit concept solves future challenges Connected Golf: perfect compatibility with MirrorLinkTM, AppleTM and GoogleTM Intelligent Charge: e-Golf automatically docks above inductive charging plate Trained Parking: future Park Assist drives into garage semi-automatically
  • 01/06/15
    Technology

    Volkswagen News CES – Consumer Electronics Show

    "The two inventions of the century, the car and the computer, are gradually converging. We need to design future mobility to be even more intelligent and networked." Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, CEO Volkswagen AG
  • 11/22/11
    Technology

    World premiere in Potsdam – Volkswagen's eT! research vehicle

    Contains 6 sections: Think Tank, Concept, Design, Dimensions, Drive system and Specific solutions