VW Golf hybrid production hit by battery cell shortage22.February 2021
Volkswagen’s biggest plant in Wolfsburg, Germany, is struggling to meet strong demand for the Golf model due to shortages of battery cells for hybrid versions and semiconductor components, the company’s labor leader told a German newspaper.
VW may seek damages from Bosch and Conti over chip shortages8.February 2021
Volkswagen is in talks with its main suppliers about possible claims for damages due to a shortage of semiconductors, a company spokesman said.
VW cuts output further over semiconductor shortage14.January 2021
Volkswagen said it would further cut car production at its Wolfsburg plant in northern Germany due to a shortage of semiconductors that has hit the industry worldwide.
(Česky) Volkswagen Caddy 5 jde na trh s akčními cenami5.January 2021
VW returned to profit in third quarter29.October 2020
Volkswagen Group returned to profitability in the third quarter, helped by a surge in demand in China, despite an overall drop in global vehicle deliveries during the COVID-19 pandemic.
VW begins production of ID4 EV in Germany21.August 2020
Volkswagen Group has begun regular production of ID.4 crossover, the second model in a planned family of electric vehicles that will be built and sold around the world.
Diess: VW Group management reshuffle will continue3.August 2020
Volkswagen Group is not done reshuffling its management, CEO Herbert Diess told a German newspaper in an interview.
VW pays nearly $10M to end proceedings against chairman21.May 2020
Volkswagen Group has agreed to pay 9 million euros ($9.9 million) in a deal with a German court to end legal proceedings against its chairman and CEO, who were accused of holding back market-moving information on rigged emissions tests.
VW Group sales fell 23% in first quarter20.April 2020
Volkswagen Group’s global vehicle sales fell 23 percent to 2 million in the first quarter. In March alone, sales were down 38 percent overall at 623,000 vehicles, reflecting the coronavirus crisis.
VW’s Slovak plants extend shut down until April 192.April 2020
Volkswagen Group has extended the shutdown of its three plants in Slovakia until April 19 after closing them for two weeks on March 17 amid the coronavirus outbreak.
VW extends production halt in Germany27.March 2020
Volkswagen Group will extend stops to production in Germany as it deals with fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. VW said that it was responding to weakening demand and supply chain disruptions.
VW expects car market to recover in summer26.March 2020
Volkswagen expects the car market in Germany to recover in the summer after the automaker was forced to suspend output due to the coronavirus pandemic.
VW CEO warns factory closures may drag on for weeks24.March 2020
Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess warned that the coronavirus crisis may force the company to keep its factories shut for longer than initially planned.
VW to shut down production in Europe17.March 2020
Volkswagen Group will suspend production this week at plants in Italy, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain and is preparing to shut down the rest of its factories across Europe due to the spread of coronavirus.
VW postpones restart of China production9.February 2020
Volkswagen Group has postponed the resumption of production at its China joint ventures, in the latest sign of the coronavirus’s impact on economic activity.
German prosecutors charge 6 VW executives15.January 2020
German prosecutors on Tuesday filed charges against six Volkswagen managers for their role in the automaker’s emissions-cheating scandal.
VW will decide on $1.4B Turkish plant in Feb.17.December 2019
Volkswagen Group is not considering other locations for a new multibrand plant besides Turkey, sources said. A decision to build the plant in Turkey is still on hold and will not be made until February, sources familiar with the matter told Automobilwoche.
VW charged with violating Canada’s emissions standards10.December 2019
Volkswagen Group, in another legal action stemming from its 2015 emissions-cheating scandal, was charged with importing nearly 128,000 vehicles into Canada contravening the country’s environmental legislation.
VW headquarters raided again in diesel probe4.December 2019
Volkswagen Group’s headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, was raided by public prosecutors on Tuesday in the latest investigation into the automaker’s diesel emissions scandal.