Shift. The Volkswagen Sustainability Magazine


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Sustainability Report 2016


MOIA presents ride pooling concept with world’s first electric ridesharing car

MOIA, the mobility startup from the Volkswagen Group, introduces its comprehensive ride pooling concept just one year after its inception. The MOIA concept provides new mobility options that will significantly reduce traffic in major cities. The startup will present its ride pooling ecosystem with the mission “One Million Cars off the Road” at TechCrunch in Berlin, where the self-designed MOIA car, that is fully electric and optimized for ride pooling services, will make its debut.

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Open and self-critical: Volkswagen Group publishes second issue of Shift magazine

In "TOGETHER – Strategy 2025" the Volkswagen Group set itself the ambitious goal of becoming a leading global provider of sustainable mobility. During the last 18 months Volkswagen has made good progress towards that goal. The second issue of sustainability magazine Shift takes an open, self-critical, dialog-driven look at where the Group now stands from the perspective of various stakeholder groups.

Müller and Osterloh: "We came a long way in 2017. Now our job is to keep it up!"

Speaking before workforce at the last works meeting in Wolfsburg for 2017, Matthias Müller, Chairman of the Volkswagen Group Board of Management, and Chairman of the Group and General Works Council, Bernd Osterloh, took stock of a challenging year. On behalf of the entire Board of Management, Müller thanked all 630,000 employees worldwide in his speech for their dedication, loyalty and readiness to support the changes initiated. "2017 was a good year for the Volkswagen Group. It is the year Volkswagen shifted back onto the offensive," said CEO Müller. Osterloh made clear that the progress made is owed to employees, something which earned them "the highest respect."

Volkswagen Group's planning round commits to investments for the future

The Volkswagen Group has laid a key foundation for the future direction of the Group, this underpinning its strategic goals until 2025. In order to further enhance its powerful innovation and technology resources, the Group will invest billions of euros in electric mobility, autonomous driving, new mobility services and digitalization over the coming years. According to the outcome of the Group's planning round for 2018 to 2022, which the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft discussed at its meeting, expenditure totalling more than EUR 34 billion are to be made in these future technologies by the end of 2022.


Volkswagen Group receives all approvals from German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) for modifications of TDI engines

All necessary official approvals within the remit of the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) have now been issued for the modification of diesel vehicles with type EA189 engines. 

Volkswagen Group Italia: action plan for Diesel EU5 Type EA189 engines

The web-process which allows the Customers to check whether their vehicle will be involved in the service action to correct the nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions characteristics on EU5 Type EA 189 Diesel engines or not, has been released.

Matthias Müller appointed CEO of the Volkswagen Group

Volkswagen Group Matthias Müller appointed CEO of the Volkswagen Group Matthias Müller (62) has been appointed CEO of Volkswagen AG with immediate effect.

Shift. The Volkswagen Sustainability Magazine


Annual report

Sustainability Report 2016


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