bhp is the power of the I.D. R Pikes Peak electric racing car, with which the Volkswagen brand will enter the most difficult hill climb in the world in the USA this June
Three New Plants in China
The joint enterprise of FAW-Volkswagen is soon to open three new plants in China – in Qingdao, Tianjin, and Foshan. The higher production capacities give Volkswagen a further boost to its SUV and, above all, its electric offensive. Over the next seven to eight years,
the Volkswagen Group China will bring 40 locally produced electric cars to market. From 2025, 1.5 million electric cars will roll off the production line annually. The Group and its joint venture partners will also be investing roughly 15 billion euros in this area by the end of 2022.
Volkswagen Celebrates Diversity
We’re colorful! Volkswagen has an extremely diverse workforce at 120 production sites worldwide – and this diversity will be in the spotlight on German Diversity Day on June 5. The Autostadt towers in Wolfsburg, for example, will light up in rainbow colors, and most company restaurants in Germany will serve food from all over the world. For the first time, Volkswagen will be participating in promotions for German Diversity Day at its locations in Wolfsburg, Braunschweig, Salzgitter, Kassel and Emden. In Wolfsburg, for example, employees can look forward to tikka masala from India and Chinese beef in company restaurants even beyond June 5 – including information about the respective countries and Volkswagen locations.
The promotions on Diversity Day are a signal, says Chief Human Resources Officer Gunnar Kilian. "Volkswagen stands fordiversity, open-mindedness, and tolerance. All this is a key part of our corporate culture. And we’re international. Men and women from more than 100 countries work at Volkswagen in Wolfsburg alone. Everyone should be able to contribute their skills." The Chief Human Resources Officer explains, "We rely on mixed teams. When men and women, young and old, experienced hands, newcomers, and people of different nationalities work together constructively, it leads to the best results."
Donation to the Porsche Foundation
The Ferry Porsche Foundation was recently established on the occasion of Wolfgang Porsche’s 75th birthday at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart. Also among the 250 invited guests was Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess. He combined his congratulations with a donation to the new foundation. Its main objectives are to support projects in the fields of education and social issues and to take an active role in supporting children and young people. Founder Ferry Porsche gave his name to the Porsche sports car brand and is the father of Wolfgang Porsche. Roughly 200 factory employees welcomed the birthday boy at the celebration.
Auditing in Ukraine
Volkswagen AG has been informed that irregularities occurred in Ukraine when issuing what are known as homologa tion certificates for 2,800 vehicles of the Golf Variant model. The vehicles came from Mexican production and have been imported into the country by the import company Porsche Ukraine since September 2017. Corporate Auditing is involved and is supporting the ongoing resolution efforts. Volkswagen will provide timely information on their progress.
New TGI for the Golf
96 kW/130 bhp, with a natural gas (CNG) consumption of 3.5 kg per 100 km and a range of 490 km – these are the stats for the 1.5 TGI evo. The new, four-cylinder, natural gas engine will be rolling off the production line later this year to feature in the Golf. With the new natural gas engine, which was showcased for the first time at the Vienna Motor Symposium, the Volkswagen brand is really pressing ahead with its natural gas offensive. The aim is to get more cars on the road to feature the economical natural gas engines, which – for the most part – run without any particle emissions.
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