Hanover/Munich, September 5, 2021 - In black and white camouflage and with high roof structures, it rolls quietly into the hall where Volkswagen Group's New Auto Night takes place on the eve of the IAA Mobility 2021: One of the first five self-driving test vehicles of the fully electric ID. BUZZ AD1 (Autonomous Driving) from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV), the series versions of which will be deployed in commercial mobility services such as MOIA beginning in 2025. Munich is also the European headquarters of partner Argo AI, the global autonomous driving technology company developing the self-driving system (SDS), including maps, hardware, software, and cloud-support infrastructure that supplies the ID. BUZZ AD1. Starting in 2025 in Hamburg, the self-driving ID.BUZZ AD1 will bring its passengers to their destination in a ridepooling service operated by MOIA. "Volkswagen Group is in a transformation from a vehicle manufacturer to a leading, software-driven global mobility provider,” explains CEO Dr. Herbert Diess at the event. "We are the company that is redefining mobility – with sustainable, connected and safe mobility solutions for future generations."
Düsseldorf, 27 August 2021 – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) is showing its diverse range of camper vans at the world’s biggest trade fair for motorhomes and caravans in Düsseldorf. After a break last year due to coronavirus, the Hannover-based company is making a splash this year with an appreciably bigger stand on which visitors will be able to experience a total of seven ‘ex-works camper vans’. A newcomer among them is the youngest offspring of the VWCV camper van family: the compact yet versatile Caddy California is celebrating its trade show première in Düsseldorf.
Hannover, 29 July 2021 – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) returned to the black in the first half of 2021. Despite a still challenging environment, it reported an operating profit after six months of EUR 87 million. The comparable figure in the same period last year was - EUR 334 million. The result for the whole of 2020 was also a loss. Last year’s results were greatly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, with falling sales figures and temporary plant closures with no active production. In the first half of 2021, turnover rose by EUR 1.1 billion to EUR 5.3 billion.
Hannover, 23 July 2021 - Since 2017, there has been a cooperative collaboration in place between Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Hannover, Volkswagen Group Refugee Aid and the State Capital Hannover in the area of vocationally based German language assistance for refugees. To date three phases of the ‘360 Degrees German’ project have been run, with a total of over 100 participants. The latest project round was concluded today and the participants received their certificates for their successful participation.
Hannover, 20 July 2021 – Following 2007, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) is again planning a big VW Bus Festival. From 15 to 17 July 2022, the trade fair grounds in Hannover will once again become Bulli area with a large camp site. Many thousands of VW Bullis of all generations are expected, along with fans from all over the world, coming to celebrate their cult vehicle.
Hannover, 16 July 2021 – The last of over 1,000 California 6.1 camper vans for camper hire company roadsurfer has had its decals applied – in good time for the holiday season the vehicle sporting the flags of the EU countries became a very special model. Outdoor travel expert roadsurfer has bases in numerous countries of Europe, which is why the final camper van for the 2021 season now gleams in all of Europe’s colours. A further camper van was decorated with left-over bits of decal in the cheery harlequin pattern: all roadsurfer campers were dressed in this exclusive, colourful style in Hannover. Volkswagen Group Services, based in the Limmer district of the city, looks after both the fit-out of the California models and the cult Bulli’s colourful covering. The California 6.1 models for roadsurfer radiate, for example, in the loveliest holiday colours of saffron yellow, mandarin, aquamarine and Capri blue.
Hannover, Crewe, 5 July 2021 – Astrid Fontaine, previously Board Member for Human Resources, Digitalisation and IT at Bentley, will join the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) Brand Board of Management on
1 September 2021, where she will take over as Head of Human Resources.
Hannover, 25 June 2021 – ‘PanAmericana’ – the route from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego gets globetrotters and all who would like to be such dreaming all over the world of motoring wanderlust and freedom: on the immediately available new Caddy PanAmericana from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles the panels in off-road style on the wheel arches, the side sills and the extra black bars on the doors of the city delivery van and family MPV are among its most eye-catching external design elements.
Hannover, 21 June 2021 – The Red Dot Awards jury annually acclaims the best products of the year. In the ‘Cars and Motorcycles’ category, the reinterpretation of the Bulli icon, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ new Multivan, received the cherished ‘Red Dot: Best of the Best’ award.