Volkswagen has captured its first World Car of the Year award since 2013 when its popular Golf took the award back home to Germany. Now, the ID.4, Volkwagen’s first sport-utility vehicle to utilize the MEB platform, has captured the award once again, receiving the most votes from 93 international motor journalists across 24 countries.
“The World Car of the Year award marks a great success for our entire ID. Team,” Board Member for Development at the Volkswagen brand Thomas Ulbrich said. “We have succeeded in developing a car that starts the system change to e-mobility in the world’s most important
The world’s No. 2 carmaker, which is in the midst of a major shift towards battery-powered cars, said on Monday it wants to have six battery cell factories operating in Europe by 2030, which it will build alone or with partners.
“Our transformation will be fast, it will be unprecedented,” Chief Executive Herbert Diess told Volkswagen’s Power Day, which also featured the CEOs of BP, Enel and Iberdrola in an effort to match some of the buzz of Tesla’s Battery Day last September.
“E-mobility has become core business for us,” he added.
Volkswagen plans to build half a dozen battery-cell plants in Europe and expand infrastructure for charging electric vehicles globally, accelerating efforts to overtake competitor Tesla and speed up mass adoption of battery-powered cars.
The world’s number-two carmaker, which is in the midst of a major shift towards battery-powered cars, said on Monday that it wants to have six battery-cell factories operating in Europe by 2030, which it will build alone or with partners.
“Our transformation will be fast, it will be unprecedented,” Chief Executive Herbert Diess told those gathered for Volkswagen’s Power Day, which also featured the CEOs of BP,
Volkswagen has announced that it plans to have a ‘Power Day’ event on March 15 where the automaker intends to reveal its roadmap related to securing of battery cell supply. The event is similar to Tesla’s ‘Battery Day’ event that was held in September last year.
While announcing the event, the company’s CEO Herbert Diess wrote on LinkedIn that “it is not a car presentation” and the shared announcement featured a battery cell. It is expected that the event will highlight the company’s battery plans so as to ramp up its electric vehicle production.
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