Volkswagen Group significantly reduces CO2 fleet average, but narrowly misses 2020 target

The Volkswagen Group’s e-offensive is gaining traction: deliveries of electric models in the EU including the UK, Norway and Iceland increased more than fourfold in the year now ended to a total of 315,400 electric vehicles (2019: 72,600). The proporti…

Volkswagen Group misses EU CO2 fleet targets narrowly

The Volkswagen Group just missed the EU’s CO2 fleet targets for 2020. The CO2 pool formed with other manufacturers fell short by around 0.5 g/km last year. By contrast, the VW and Audi brands exceeded their CO2 fleet targets, primarily due to the ramp-up of the ID.3 and rising e-tron sales. Group-wide, CO2 emissions fell […]

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Volkswagen ends Golf production for U.S. to make way for electric ID. series

German automaker Volkswagen has announced that it ended production efforts of the widely-popular Golf hatchback, opening the door for the all-electric ID series in the U.S. “Over four decades, the Golf has delivered a great value to American drivers,” Senior Vice President of Product Marketing and Strategy for Volkswagen of America Hein Schafer said. “It […]

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VW’s new flagship called Trinity

Announced in December, VW brand boss Ralf Brandstätter has now revealed that the VW brand’s new electric flagship will be called Trinity and will roll off the production line from 2026. Brandstätter also moved back the date for the affordable and size-effective smaller cars below the size of the ID.3 till 2025. The German publication […]

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Thomas Ulbrich stays with VW after all

Volkswagen has restructured the Board of Management of its core passenger car brand. Frank Welsch, Member of the Board of Management responsible for Development, moves from the brand to the Group and will take charge of the new Group Quality Management and Strategy department. The board member responsible for technical development of the VW Passenger […]

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Video: From stone wheels to EV, bringing progress to life in a new Volkswagen ID.4 ad

Volkswagen has a history of groundbreaking, memorable advertising, and the new all-electric ID.4 coming this spring has inspired its next chapter with a visually stunning demonstration of transportation’s progress from the wheel to the EV future. The a…

Audi reveals more on EV joint venture with FAW

The electric car joint venture between Audi and FAW in China, which was officially announced in October 2020, is becoming more concrete: The future company will be 60 per cent owned by Audi AG and Volkswagen Group China and 40 per cent by FAW and will be based in Changchun in north-eastern China. From 2024, […]

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