Volkswagen will create joint ventures and help finance battery production to persuade sceptical cell suppliers to back its aggressive push for mass producing electric vehicles, board member Stefan Sommer told Reuters. VW has said it will buy 50 billion euros (£44.8 billion) worth of battery cells and has identified Sweden's Northvolt, South Korea's SKI , LG Chem and Samsung SDI as well as China's CATL as strategic partners. "Not every
Said to retain 70 percent of 'usable capacity.'
Volkswagen says it has built some 200 pre-production ID.3s so far.
ID.numeral will be the official naming convention for VW EVs
Put in context, however, that's really not bad.
VW will offer MEB chassis to third-party manufacturers.
Volkswagen might not build this itself, but the MEB platform means someone else sure could.
Automaker will invest $800 million and create 1,000 new jobs.
I.D. Neo production is slated to begin in less than a year.
Volkswagen is literally laying bare its plans for millions of upcoming electric-powered cars and trucks. Called the MEB platform, this dedicated EV chassis is set to form the backbone of the German automaker's electrification effort.
Romain Dumas will be behind the wheel once again.
It seems that Volkswagen is rolling out a new I.D. concept every few months, all previewing a production car arriving next year. In just the past few months, we've seen the I.D. Buzz, I.D. Crozz and I.D. Vizzion. Today, there's a new high-performance version, the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak. As the name implies, this is made to tackle the world's most infamous hill climb.
The production version will arrive between 2020 and 2022.
The production Crozz will be released in 2020 or 2021.
The regular I.D. comes out earlier, but we probably won't get it.
Riding the exposure waves of the Tesla Model 3, VW wants it to be known the Golf-sized EV will be thousands cheaper.
The EV is styled like the old Microbus.