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Volkswagen ID Buzz to kick-start wave of enthusiast-oriented EVs

Volkswagen ID Buzz to kick-start wave of enthusiast-oriented EVs

The electric rebirth of one of Volkswagen’s best-known and biggest-selling vehicles will show that “people who love cars” work at the company, said CEO Ralf Brandstätter. The ID Buzz van, a retrofuturistic reimagining of the original Type 2, will be revealed on 9 March as the latest entry into the rapidly expanding family of MEB-based …

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Volkswagen and Bosch to collaborate on battery production

Volkswagen and Bosch to collaborate on battery production

Volkswagen and the Bosch have committed to a joint venture to significantly upscale Volkswagen’s battery factories, with an aim of making the firm self-sufficient in European battery-cell production. The car maker and component supplier signed a memorandum of understanding that will ensure the “entire range of processes and components” will be sourced within Europe, aiming for …

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Volkswagen finishes 2021 as best-selling brand in Europe

Volkswagen finishes 2021 as best-selling brand in Europe

Volkswagen was the best-selling car brand in Europe in 2021, far outselling its closest rivals, Peugeot and Toyota.  The German brand sold 1.08 million new cars last year, compared with 649,514 for Peugeot. It led sales on the continent despite a 6.7% decline from 2020, according to figures released by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA).  Toyota …

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Volkswagen Aero-B: EV saloon winter tests as 2023 launch nears

Volkswagen Aero-B: EV saloon winter tests as 2023 launch nears

Following the reveal of the coupé-backed ID 5 SUV, Volkswagen has turned its attention to developing a production version of the rakish ID Vizzion concept for launch in 2023. It will essentially serve as the electric equivalent to the combustion-engined Passat, giving Volkswagen a sorely needed rival to electric executive market leaders like the Tesla Model …

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