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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    Although the ID.3 was mechanically ready to go, software issues dogged the first models, which were delivered without some optional features. Now, VW says those problems have been solved, according to Automotive News. As we reported in June, those who preordered the ID.3 1st Edition were...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen has yet to publish a 0-60 time for the ID.3, but if this VW España video is to be believed, it might accelerate faster than a Mk8 GTI. The video shows the ID.3 and the GTI going head to head in a drag race of indeterminate length. As you’d expect the ID.3 gets off the line in a...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen will provide the Greek island of Astypalea with 1,000 electric vehicles in an effort to use the island as a testing ground for electric infrastructure. The group will provide police vehicles, emergency vehicles, buses, and fleet vehicles to the island, replacing its current fleet of...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    We hear range figures thrown around a lot. WLTP says this, EPA says that, Porsche says something else. But what does it all mean? CarWow decided to run the ID.3 first edition until it stopped moving to see what that was like and what the range looks like on a normal highway drive. From 94%...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    Here it finally is. Volkswagen has finally, fully taken the wraps off the ID.4 and here are the headlines: 201 hp, 250 miles of range, and a price tag of $39,9950.   Although that price may seem a touch on the high side, once you factor in $7,500 in federal tax incentives, you get a starting...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen is borrowing a new color from its ID.3 to help give the ID.R a shiny new paint job. For its lap(s) of the Goodwood Motor Circuit, the ID.R will have a familiar blue livery, but this time it will be complemented by Scale Silver. That’s the specific shade of silver that the ID.3 can be...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    After a visit to check on his new factory near Berlin, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took a few minutes to check out the competition, driving the ID.3 and inspecting the ID.4 from Volkswagen. That's according to a report from Automotive News Europe . ANE's sources didn't want to be named, since this...
  8. 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...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    Although we won’t get to see it until late next month, Volkswagen has announced that production on the ID.4 is beginning now. Production started in Zwickau, where the ID.3 is also produced. “The ID.4 is not only the first fully-electric SUV from the Volkswagen brand," says Brand Director Thomas...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen is entering the second phase of its Transform 2025+ campaign and it might be time for some shiny new designs to show it off, if these trademarks are anything to go off. Filed with the European Union Intellectual Property Office, the logos show three different expressions of a “Way to...
  11. The Audi Lounge
    Modern luxury is based in connectivity, applications, and distancing one from the experience of driving altogether — or at least that’s what the automotive industry now seems to believe. And they may have a point. While we’re well aware those advocating “mobility” desperately want it so that...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Volkswagen Group opened a new section today called Car.Software. The goal of the new unit is to raise the amount of software developed in house from 10% up to 60%. The unit is being led by Christian Senger, who previously led the charge on the upcoming line of ID vehicles. Those same...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen’s head of development, Frank Welsch, says that the ID.3 R is something the company is looking at. Whether or not it will come to pass remains a question, though. “I like the idea,” Welsch recently told Autocar , “but we have to decide if the market is ready to accept such a model.”...
  14. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen drew 150 names out of a hat (probably not literally) to see which employees at its Chemnitz, Dresden, and Zwickau plants would get to drive around in their very own ID.3s. Sadly, this wasn’t just a morale-boosting giveaway, driving the ID.3s will be work, since the 150 EVs are being...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen plans to offer customers the opportunity to help build their e-Golf or ID.3 with the “Mach-Mit” program. The program takes place in Dresden, at VW’s “transparent factory,” which currently produces e-Golfs and will be producing ID.3s once the program kicks off in 2021. Customers will...
  16. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen Group has just announced that it's taking a bigger stake in a US-based solid-state battery company. It increases the company's collaboration with Quantumscape and triples the automaker's investment in the battery tech company. VW first started its collaboration with San Jose-based...
  17. Volkswagen News Blog
    The software issues that have been causing production delays and discord in the highest ranks of VW are causing more difficulties. Although the company plans to start delivering the ID.3 in September, it will, unfortunately, be with some features disabled. Volkswagen is only delivering ID.3 1st...
  18. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen is reportedly nearing a deal to invest more than $490 million in Chinese electric vehicle firms. The move will help accelerate VW’s push to be the largest manufacturer in the market. The report comes from The Guardian , which spoke to unnamed sources with knowledge of the deal...
  19. Volkswagen News Blog
    With countries like the UK suggesting that they may ban internal combustion engines as early as 2030, Volkswagen’s ID range of electric cars may have to do for us. In a conversation with the UK’s AutoExpress , Jurgen Stackmann, VW’s head of sales and marketing, said that the ID family and the...
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