Mobility for Tomorrow at DRIVE
The “Driving Vizzions to Reality” exhibit will open its doors on July 2 at DRIVE, the Volkswagen Group Forum in Berlin. Through October 14, the exhibit about the brand will address questions regarding mobility for tomorrow in an interactive and easily understandable fashion.
How will Driver Assistance Systems and autonomous driving change traffic? How does the company work on e-mobility? In the exhibit, three studies of the I. D. family will convey an impression of Volkswagen’s answers to the challenges of the future – the I. D. Vizzion, the I. D. Crozz and the Cityskater.
DRIVE is located on “Unter den Linden” street in Berlin and is open daily from 10:00 am to 8 pm.
Volkswagen Pays a One-Billion-Euro Fine
The office of public prosecution for Braunschweig has issued a penalty notice to Volkswagen AG in connection to the diesel crisis. The penalty specifies a fine to the amount of one billion euros.
The Braunschweig public prosecution office had determined that neglect of supervisory duties had taken place in connection with vehicle inspections. According to the findings of the public prosecution office, this had contributed to the fact that from 2007 to 2015, a total of 10.7 million vehicles with either a EA 288 diesel engine in the US and Canada, or with an EA 189 engine worldwide, had been advertised, sold and put into circulation on the basis of an unreliable software function.
After a detailed review, Volkswagen AG accepted the fine and will not lodge an appeal, according to an announcement. Volkswagen thereby acknowledges its responsibility for the diesel crisis and views this as another step towards its resolution. The ongoing non-compliance procedure against Volkswagen will be concluded with the fine. The company expects that the conclusion of this procedure will also have significant positive effects on other administrative proceedings in Europe against Volkswagen AG and the companies within the Group.
The Best Under One Liter
The 1.0-liter TSI of the new up! GTI¹ is the best engine in its class and has won the most important trophy in the engine world: the title of “International Engine of the Year 2018.” The three-cylinder turbo won over the jury of top international journalists. This jury rated engines in 12 categories. The 1.0 TSI won in its cubic capacity class under one liter.
The 85 kW/115 bhp high-tech engine is the first engine of the up! to be equipped with a four-way catalytic converter and a gasoline particle filter. With this exhaust gas treatment, the smallest GTI achieves the new EU 6AG (Euro 6d Temp) exhaust gas standard.
¹up! GTI fuel consumption in l/100 km: (combined) 4.8; CO2 emission (combined) in g/km: 110; efficiency class: C
No One Is More Innovative than Volkswagen
For the third time in a row, Volkswagen has been named “Most Innovative High-volume Brand.” It took additional top places in the “Alternative Drives,” “Autonomous Driving and Safety” and “Conventional Drives” categories. The Center of Automotive Management (CAM), an independent research institute, bestows the awards together with the PricewaterhouseCoopers auditing firm.
“The awards honor Volkswagen’s entire global development team. That team works every day toward the serial production of the future,” says Head of Development Frank Welsch. The jury based its decision to declare Volkswagen the most innovative high-volume brand on 62 individual innovations the company developed in 2017. The study referenced ten Volkswagen innovations to justify the award in the “Alternative Drives” category, for example the e-Golf¹ with its significantly increased range.
In the category of “Autonomous Driving and Safety,” the brand confirmed its pioneering role, in particular through the Arteon with its emergency assist system.. The study also highlights the fact that Volkswagen, with seven innovations, earned first place among high-volume brands in the “Conventional Drives” category. One of the innovations that the jury identified as important is the first-ever installation of a gasoline particulate filter in the City Car class in the up! GTI².
¹e-Golf: power consumption in kWh/100 km: 12.7 (combined); CO₂ emissions in g/km: 0 (combined); efficiency class: A+
²up! GTI: fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined) 4.8; CO₂ emissions combined, g/km: 110; efficiency class: C
Choosing a Career: Students at the Plants
In mid-June, 2,500 guests visited the Wolfsburg plant to find out about careers at Volkswagen. Trainees and instructors explained around 30 career tracks with a technical or commercial focus and 20 dual courses. Further career information days will take place in the following locations:
Hanover: Saturday, August 25, from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm
Kassel: Wednesday, September 12, and Thursday, September 13, from 8 am to 8 pm
Braunschweig: Saturday, September 15, from 9 am to 2 pm
Emden: Saturday, September 22, from 9 am to 2 pm
Salzgitter: Saturday, September 22, from 9 am to 2 pm
Information about all vocational training and dual degree courses, and tips about applying online are available online at
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