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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    A wild trademark appeared recently on the European Intellectual Property Office. The brand is claiming the name ID. JUNGLEZZ for use on a vehicle.  I don’t think I really have to tell you that this will likely be applied to an EV but just which EV is interesting. The name, back in August, was...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    With a coefficient of drag of just 0.28, the ID.4 is very nearly as aerodynamic is the Jetta (Cd 0.27) whose short stature is more conducive to aerodynamic efficiency. According to Klaus Zyciora, head of design for the Volkswagen Group, it’s thanks to the freedom afforded by the electric...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    The competition for the Volkswagen ID.3 electric could be heating up already. A report from Autocar says that Tesla is looking at adding volume by making a hatchback version of its Model 3, also aimed at Europe, and built in Germany at the automaker's plant there still under construction. “We...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    Although it may seem like the ID electric vehicles are a European inevitability, engineering-wise, there’s a lot of fine tuning that still has to happen before the ID.4 can be ready for production in Chattanooga. That’s why VW has begun expanding its Chattanooga factory to include an EV...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    A legal dispute between South Korean battery manufacturers could force Volkswagen Group and Ford Motor Co. to deal with surprise supply shortages, according to documents filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission. The industrial duo had hoped to see SK Innovation produce batteries at a...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen is working on a some new products according to a couple of new trademarks that were just filed with the European intellectual property office. The trademarks are for “WAYTOZERO,” “CARIAD,” “IDEACY,” and “ROXITY.” Although it’s unclear what they will all be applied to, the trademarks...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    In the race to be the EV leader, range is among the most important factors. And currently, European manufacturers are struggling to keep up in America. Volkswagen's chief product marketing and strategy head, Hein Schafer, says that the ID Crozz won't struggle in the same way. Although the...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    Speaking at the Chicago Auto Show, Johan de Nysschen, VW’s newly appointed COO, admitted that the Passat is likely not long for this world. “The Passat is also a car that has a finite lifespan in terms of our planning,” said de Nysschen, speaking to media. He was quick to add, though, that VW...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    America’s first MEB-based, fully electric Volkswagen will be unveiled at the New York Auto Show in April, according to a report from Autocar . Based on the ID. Crozz concept, the ID.4 will be a crossover that is roughly the size of the Tiguan. The ID.4 isn’t just important to the US market...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen Autonomy GmbH is set to open a new office in Belmont, California. The office will help VW in its mission to make “self-driving vehicles a reality at a global scale.” Volkswagen Autonomy is currently based out of Munich, Germany, and this is just the second office. A third, though, is...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    The electric equivalent of the GTI will be called GTX, if a report from the UK’s Autocar is to be believed. The report cites unnamed, high-ranking VW officials who say that the name would be applied after the ID car’s number. So, for instance, the ID.3 GTX. The name would follow Volkswagen’s...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    InteriorDesign.net, which covers exactly the realm you think it might, recently handed out its Best of Year awards—pleasingly called the BOY awards. And the winner of this year’s automotive design class was the ID.BUGGY. Unveiled in March of this year , the ID.BUGGY is an ode to the Meyers Manx...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen unveiled what may well prove to be the first electric wagon ever produced by a major manufacturer, but it may not look exactly like the concept when it reaches showrooms. Motor1 reports that VW is still considering some “different iterations,” which could include an Alltrack-like...
  14. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen is working hard to ensure that the ID.3 is as safe as possible when it comes out and its latest innovation is a new airbag. You may think that, like blades on a razor, automakers couldn’t possibly fit more airbags on a car, but VW has found a place. Right between the driver and the...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    Making a whole new car is hard work. And in the case of the ID.3, it was especially hard because the company really was starting with a blank sheet. That's why this video, chronicling the creation of the ID.3 from clay mock-up to interior design to production is so fascinating. Although largely...
  16. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen finally introduced us to the ID.3 in Frankfurt and now it looks like there will be even more vehicles based on its platform than previously believed. The MEB platform was designed to transform the company’s diesel business into EV sales, the company has been looking for ways to...
  17. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen wants the R brand to go electric, but it doesn’t think it’s quite ready to do that yet. Not according to head of sales Jurgen Stackmann, at least. Speaking to the UK’s Autocar , the board member said that the future of R is electric, but that it won’t happen next year. “Today, if...
  18. Volkswagen News Blog
    With the launch of ID.3, Volkswagen is also working on ways to get you charged and ready to go every morning. For as little as €399, the brand will sell European readers a wall box that will charge their ID.3 five times faster than a traditional plug. That means that the car can be fully...
  19. Misc. Professional Racing
    We've talked already about VW's record-setting attempts with the electric ID. R racer. Showing that just because you're electric doesn't mean you can't be quick over some incredibly difficult tracks. Like the race to the clouds at the Pikes Peak Hillclimb. The latest is a lap of the...
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