Hanover, 26 February 2021 – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) is consistently and rapidly advancing the development and implementation of autonomous driving. “With the confirmation of the group’s supervisory board for our Autonomous Driving R&D program, we are setting the course for the future of mobility. Autonomous, electric driving will make an important contribution to urban mobility and road safety. Our vehicles are the logical first choice to apply such systems to", explains Carsten Intra, CEO of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, after today's Supervisory Board meeting of the Volkswagen Group.
Hannover, 18 February 2021 – After a record year for the courier and parcel delivery sector in Germany with an estimated volume of over four billion parcels nationwide (source: ‘Parcel Shipping Index 2021’, Pitney Bowes), the industry faces the question of how delivering parcels to customers can be further optimised. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is cooperating in this challenge also with logistics provider Hermes in order to support their parcel delivery staff with innovative assistance systems for Volkswagen Transporter and Crafter delivery vehicles. Being run by Munich start-up Viscopic, a pilot project aimed at doing just this is now starting in Bavaria. Their software solution initially learns the routes to be taken and then sorts the parcels for the next round into a logical order for loading, in order to save tiresome searching and sorting time en route.
Hannover, 12 January 2021 – As elsewhere, the year 2020 was defined at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) too by the course of the Covid-19 pandemic and the associated economic downturns and social restrictions. In total, VWCV delivered 371,700 vehicles to customers in 2020, 24.4 per cent down on the previous year. Across the course of the year the trend ran in parallel with the course of the coronavirus pandemic: the first quarter was only slightly down on 2019, but was then followed by significant falls in the second quarter during the first lockdown, with plant closures at VWCV and production stopped for several weeks. Over the summer, units shipped rose again appreciably, culminating in a year-on-year increase of 13.3% in September, the only month of the year to finish ahead of the corresponding month in 2019. In the final months of the year, it was not possible to continue this positive trend – reflecting the increasing infection numbers and renewed business restrictions.
Hannover, 18 December 2020 – With its light commercial vehicles, VWCV has been a valued partner to numerous regional and national public authorities for many decades. In the past business year, the course of which has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, the level of orders received from these special fleet customers again remained steady.
Hannover, 16 December 2020 – The Euro NCAP consortium – made up of European transport ministries, automobile clubs, insurers’ associations and research institutes – has just tested the safety of 19 light commercial vehicles. The tests focussed on the availability and function of the active safety systems. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Transporter T6.1 came out top – and has consequently been awarded a Euro NCAP gold medal.
Hannover, 15 December 2020 - Staff and management of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) have shown their social commitment to the City and Region of Hannover once again this year. This year's VWCV staff donation is thus going 100% to Hannover’s AUF DER BULT Children’s Hospital Foundation (HKA), one of the oldest foundations in the Hannover region. Due to the current COVID-19 rules, the hand-over of the donation cheque took place in a unique way – in two places.
Hannover, 10 December 2020 – A redesigned exhaust gas purification unit positioned close to the engine that works in combination with twin dosing of AdBlue lowers Multivan, Transporter, Caravelle and California NOx emissions by over 50 per cent (RDE cycle) and reduces their fuel consumption by on average 0.5 litres per 100 kilometres.
Hannover/Wolfsburg, 16 November 2020 – The Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand (VWCV) is restructuring its management for the future of commercial vehicle development: With immediate effect Kai Grünitz has been appointed Head of Development. Also immediately, Christian Senger is taking over as Head of Development for Autonomous Driving and MaaS/TaaS at the light commercial vehicle manufacturer. The two men will work very closely together both in terms of their areas of work and organisationally, and both will report directly to the Chairman of the Board of Management, Dr Carsten Intra.
Hannover, 13 November 2020 – At its meeting today the Volkswagen Group supervisory board confirmed the award relating to the production of new additional cars by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) in Hannover. In addition to its own T model range and the ID. BUZZ, VWCV will in future also produce three fully electric D-SUV models for further brands of the Group. Backed by investment of around 680 million euros, Hannover is being developed into a multi-brand site.