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490 Young Scientists Studying for a PhD in the Volkswagen Group

posted by on 30 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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600 experts visit the PhD Day at Volkswagen in Wolfsburg This year, more than 600 experts attended the Volkswagen Group’s PhD Day, when 95 young scientists presented their research findings at the MobileLifeCampus in Wolfsburg. Their projects focused on topics such as driver assistance systems, personnel development, e-mobility, and sales and marketing. In total, Volkswagen […] More…

CNN Spotlights Volkswagen’s Dresden Plant

posted by on 30 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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24-hour news network CNN has come to be known for much more than just the stories they cover.  With recent miniseries like The Sixties and others, the network moves away from the the Breaking News headlines and opinion shows that we’ve come to expect from the 24 hour news cycle to simply place a spotlight […] More…

Volkswagen Group Records Robust Business Performance in First Nine Months

posted by on 30 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Sales revenue rises to EUR 147.7 billion (EUR 145.7 billion) Operating profit improves to EUR 9.4 billion (EUR 8.6 billion) in ongoing difficult market environment Profit before tax up EUR 2.1 billion year-on-year at EUR 11.5 billion High net liquidity of EUR 16.8 billion in Automotive Division Outlook for 2014 confirmed Wolfsburg, October 30, 2014 […] More…

Volkswagen Launches Major Electric Offensive in China

posted by on 29 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen will launch a large electric-offensive on the Chinese market later this year, with the introduction of the e-up!  The e-Golf and plug-in hybrid Golf GTE will quickly follow in 2015, with a goal of over 20 green vehicles by 2018 said Jochen Heizmann, head of Volkswagen Group China. Heizmann said that now was the time […] More…

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez Visits Wolfsburg to Learn About Dual Vocational Training and Co-Determination at Volkswagen

posted by on 28 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Board Member for Human Resources, Dr. Neumann: “Specialist knowledge, skills and employee involvement are prerequisites for economic success” Wolfsburg, October 28, 2014 – The United States Secretary of Labor, Thomas Perez, visited the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg on Tuesday to find out more about dual vocational training and co-determination in the Volkswagen Group. The Secretary […] More…

The Volkswagen Phaeton Gains Popularity in China

posted by on 28 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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The Phaeton, manufactured in Dresden since 2002 is one of the most ambitious flagship models of Volkswagen supervisory board chief Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Piech.  A car built to compete against the Mercedes S-Class and the BMW 7 Series, as well as in-house competition with the Audi A8.  A car that was not as successful as he hoped, if you do not […] More…