Volkswagen’s European Factories Up To 95% Powered By Renewables

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2021 03:10:01 +0000

In 2020, Volkswagen Group increased the share of renewables powering its European factories from 80% to 95% (year over year/YoY), and 10 of its factories became 100% renewably powered. The target is for them to reach 100% renewable power by 2023. In China, Volkswagen Group increased the share of renewables powering its factories from 76% […]

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How Much Does Volkswagen’s Bi-Directional Charging Innovation Matter?

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2021 15:37:07 +0000

One of the features Volkswagen presented at its recent Power Day event that people got most excited about was bi-directional charging. New Volkswagen models will be able to charge or discharge via Volkswagen wallboxes starting next year. This is something many EV enthusiasts have been into for many years, yet it is almost non-existent on […]

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Spain, SEAT, & Iberdrola Will Use EU Funds For EV Battery Factory

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2021 07:22:43 +0000

Spain plans to use funding from the European Union to create a public-private consortium with Volkswagen Group’s SEAT, based in Spain, and the power company Iberdrola to build Spain’s first EV battery factory. This news comes from Reyes Maroto, Spain’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, while at an event organized by the UGT union. […]

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Breaking: Volkswagen Orders $14 Billion of Battery Cells from Northvolt

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2021 13:58:35 +0000

As part of Volkswagen’s Power Day (live right now), news came out that Volkswagen Group has put in an order for $14 billion worth of battery cells from Northvolt, which will be supplied via Northvolt’s Swedish battery factory, Northvolt Ett. Notably, the $14 billion order is for the coming 10 years and requires expansion of […]

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Diess Says Nein To Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars & Trucks

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2021 00:00:31 +0000

Herbert Diess, chairman of Volkswagen Group, says hydrogen fuel cells have no place in cars and trucks. Others disagree.

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Ordering Opens For Škoda ENYAQ iV In UK

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2021 04:50:10 +0000

The Škoda ENYAQ iV is one of the cooler and more interesting electric vehicles hitting the European market in 2021. It’s got space, battery capacity (range), 2021 infotainment and driver-assist tech, pleasant upholstery, and a decent price for all of that. And you can now order one in the UK, as of today. Buyers have […]

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WSJ: Electric Vehicles Are More Software Than Hardware

Credit to Author: Matt Pressman| Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2021 01:54:50 +0000

Originally published on EV Annex. In the race to catch Tesla, some have underestimated the Silicon Valley automaker. William Boston reports in the Wall Street Journal, “For years, industry leaders and analysts pointed to the German [automakers] as evidence that, once unleashed, the old guard’s raw financial power paired with decades of engineering excellence would make short work of Elon […]

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ŠKODA Reaches A Milestone: 100K Batteries

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2021 15:38:42 +0000

ŠKODA has reached a milestone by manufacturing its 100,000th high-voltage traction battery. The Czech automaker, headquartered in Mladá Boleslav, invested around €25.3 million back in 2019 to set up the production facility for its batteries. The production area covers around 2000 m² and isn’t just used to make the batteries for its own plug-in-hybrid vehicles, […]

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Global Plugin Vehicle Sales Up 43% In 2020, European Sales Up 137%

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 08 Feb 2021 15:39:18 +0000

Plugin electric vehicles (fully electric vehicles as well as plugin hybrids) had a sales increase of 43% in 2020 compared to 2019 according to new data from EV Volumes. That meant a rise from 2.5% market share in 2019 to 4.2% share of the global light-duty vehicle market in 2020. In the first half of […]

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