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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen showed off the I.D. Buzz Cargo at the LA Auto Show yesterday, and it turns out there’s still a chance it could make it in America. Despite specifically indicating that the Buzz Cargo would be ready for Europe in a press release, VW CEO Scott Keogh said at VW’s press conference that...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    Fresh off a trademarking tear last week, Volkswagen is again calling dibs on a name relating to electric vehicles. The latest is “Elli” with a stylized lightning bolt next to it . The trademark, registered with the European Union Intellectual Property Office remains mysterious since it could...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen went on a trademarking tear this week, reserving nine names that could apply to motorized vehicles with European Union Intellectual Property Office. The names are I.D. 1 , through I.D. 9 and will likely apply to the brand’s suite of upcoming electric vehicles. Volkswagen has...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    After months of speculation, rumors, and reports, VW has finally confirmed that it will produce the I.D. Buzz, its all-electric homage to the Microbus. The decision was announced today at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, a part of the prestigious Monterey Car Week. The I.D. Buzz is being...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    Remember when we were all having an argument about whether or not the ID Buzz would become real or not? Well, as we now know, the concept will soon be a reality, and that's good for everyone because the Buzz is now getting attention from the North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen has two all-electric sedans in the works says the brand’s head of experiential marketing, Greg Lucia. Recently returned from a Global Summit on future cars in Berlin, Lucia spoke to journalists about VW's direction in Indianapolis, following the latest leg of the Global Rallycross...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    Clarification: This story has been edited to better reflect certain facts Volkswagen’s electric homage to the microbus will be arriving in the US and is expected to come in 2022. That’s according to Greg Lucia, Director of Experiential Marketing, speaking at a roundtable interview following...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    We've long known that VW planned on releasing more electric concepts than the three currently in existence and now, thanks to a leaked slide from a presentation, we have a better idea of what they will be. The I.D. Lounge and the I.D. AEROe will be the next concepts revealed, according to the...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen brand boss, Herbert Diess has said that VW will build a production car based on the I.D. Buzz concept. Diess made the comment to the UK's  Auto Express , at the launch of the sixth generation Polo on Friday. "Emotional cars are very important for the brand," Diess is quoted at...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    These past few weeks have been good for intergenerational dialogue, as we've finally found the only two topics on which millennials and old older generations can agree:  the Juicero is a comically bad idea and electric vehicles aren’t all that appealing. Seventy percent of millennials say that...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen’s plan to provide affordable electric cars is going well, as the company has made “huge progress” in reducing the cost of making electric cars, said Christian Senger, head of the brand’s electric division, in Shanghai. “Offering our electric cars for prices similar to combustion...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    The next member of the I.D. all-electric family is on its way and Volkswagen has released the first teaser images. The MEB-based crossover will debut at Auto Shanghai next week, and according to VW it will bridge the gap between crossovers and SUVs. That's because, much like the I.D.--which is...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    Early this year, Volkswagen revealed the electric I.D. Buzz and the coverage since then has been about the microbus lookalike's chances of making it to dealer showrooms. And so far, the company has been bullish about the concept's chances. Now, though, there's inevitable doubt being cast on its...
  14. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen is set to debut an all new concept car based on the all-electric MEB platform at the Frankfurt auto show in September. Another addition to the I.D. family, the sedan will show the breadth of VW’s electric ambitions. The new sedan will surprise, VW design chief Klaus Bischoff told...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    Germany’s Auto Bild has seen fit to bestow its All-wheel Drive Car of the Year 2017 award to Volkswagen’s new Tiguan in the under €30,000 category. The Tiguan launched in Europe last year, growing in both space and power. It will be joined by the Tiguan Allspace (the lengthened version of the...
  16. Volkswagen News Blog
    Back in the ‘80s VW was one of a number of manufacturers producing a van without a forward engine compartment to cushion you in case of an accident, so it was interested in proving that the Transporter was still safe. Following a number of tests of its own, VW hired Allianz to run some tests and...
  17. Volkswagen News Blog
    Skoda will be releasing its first all electric vehicle in 2020, according to VW brand’s CEO, Bernhard Maier, calling the new car an "electric shock." Details are still scant, but the new EV will be preceded by at least one plug-in hybrid based on the Superb, he revealed to the UK’s Auto...
  18. Volkswagen News Blog
    (ed. note VW Vortex wishes to apologize for the random and indeed annoying spaces between paragraphs. We're working on removing them ) Volkswagen is preparing to launch its first all-electric I.D. car in 2020 and thanks to increasingly strict emissions rules in Europe and China it's extremely...
  19. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen’s record setting 2016 was a clear indication to the company that its TOGETHER-2025 plan to move from TDI to electric vehicles was the correct path. The plan then is to continue down the “green” path it has set for itself. One of the core pillars of its plan for the future is...
  20. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen’s modern ode to the Type 2, the ID Buzz, is back in public this week for the Geneva Motor Show. This time, though, VW designer Oliver Stefani was on hand to shed some more light on what VW hopes will come of the concept. When the concept was first shown publicly in Detroit earlier...
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