Volkswagen Group actively engages in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)
The Volkswagen Group is participating in the ITS European Congress in Strasbourg from June 19 – 22, where it is presenting its activities for the intelligent transport of people and goods. As a member of the ERTICO – ITS Europe network, the Group along with other partners is showcasing intelligent, safe and sustainable mobility. In addition, the Group and the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg have submitted a bid to host the 2021 ITS World Congress under their strategic mobility partnership concluded last year.
Innovative technologies open up new opportunities for more efficient transport and improve people's quality of life: one major theme for ITS members is connecting vehicles in circulation with one another as well as with the latest traffic information, thus making optimal use of roads, parking spaces and energy. Car-pooling, e-mobility and automated driving also play an important role in this context and help relieve the strain on roads, cities and the environment.
Volkswagen Group Rus and GAZ Group extend their cooperation in Russia
16/06/2017The Volkswagen Group and GAZ Group, a part of Russian Machines Corporation consolidating the machine-building assets of Basic Element Group, have extended their successful manufacturing agreement for Volkswagen and ŠKODA models in Russia until 2025. Furthermore, the Volkswagen brand will in future supply 2.0 TDI engines for GAZ light commercial vehicles, opening up new business opportunities in international markets.
Volkswagen launches new joint venture for e-mobility in China
01/06/2017The Volkswagen Group is expanding its successful engagement in the People's Republic of China with a new joint venture. In the presence of Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Volkswagen signed a joint venture agreement with the Chinese automaker Anhui Jianghuai Automobile (JAC) in Berlin today. Each of the partners is to hold a 50 percent stake in the new company, which is to develop, produce and market electric vehicles and mobility services.
From Beetle producer to a global provider of mobility services: The Volkswagen Group has been democratizing mobility for 80 years
29/05/201780 years ago marked the beginning of one of the most successful automobile producers in the world. On May 28, 1937, the predecessor to today's Volkswagen Group, "Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens mbH" ("Corporation to prepare the way for the German People's Car") was established in Berlin. A company, whose history began with the production of the Beetle, has developed over the past 80 years into a global player with 12 brands, 120 production sites on four continents, more than 620,000 employees and more than 10 million vehicles sold per year.
Volkswagen Group receives all approvals from German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) for modifications of TDI engines
21/12/2016All 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
07/10/2015The 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
25/09/2015Volkswagen Group Matthias Müller appointed CEO of the Volkswagen Group Matthias Müller (62) has been appointed CEO of Volkswagen AG with immediate effect.