Hannover/Hamburg, 11 October 2021 – The ITS World Congress opened today in Hamburg. Through until Friday (15 October) in hall 5, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) and MOIA are showing possible new uses being created through the development of self-driving vehicles. Industry visitors will take their place on comfortable MOIA seats in a model of the ID.BUZZ AD1 in a standard shuttle configuration and experience on the screen how it is possible to organise autonomous transport of people and goods. “We see ourselves as the cities’ partners and want with these mobility services to make an important contribution to improving the transport offering and road safety”, explained VWCV Management Board Member Michael Obrowski to Hamburg Mayor Peter Tschentscher as they looked around the stand this afternoon. It is in his city that from 2025 self-driving shuttles from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and MOIA will go into use for the first time anywhere in the world. Many major cities in Europe and the USA are then set to follow.
Hannover, 1 October 2021 – At Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) the first production vehicles of the new Multivan are coming off the line. It marks the first time that a Multivan with a plug-in hybrid engine has been made in Hannover. As well as the new drive system, the new Multivan provides greater comfort and safety, plus an innovative interior – and yet remains 100% a Multivan. The start of production is a milestone in the transformation process of the main VWCV plant. This, however, does not mean that the remodelling in the factory is finished: preparations are currently underway for production of the fully electric ID. BUZZ next year.
Hannover/Amsterdam, 30 September 2021 – How can online trading be made more environmentally friendly? What new mobility solutions will there be? And where can I compare and order exclusively fair traded clothing? “The Next Web”, in short TNW, is the title of a conference in Amsterdam that focuses on these questions. Today and tomorrow no less than 3000 companies will present their products and services – both on site and digitally. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) is also there and already offers a look ahead at the cargo version of the future ID. BUZZ, an all-electric van. Dennis Haustein, head of market intelligence at VWCV, presents it at TNW in dialogue with three start-up companies who also have environmental friendliness as a focus area of their overall concept.
Hannover/Berlin, 22 September 2021 – Their business are urgent items of freight: like the desperately awaited delivery of a replacement part to enable a production facility to resume operation. Or official documents needed in the original. Or a visa issued shortly before departure time, without which an urgent business trip can’t be taken. The team at Cito Transport Technologies GmbH in Berlin, a subsidiary of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, takes care of them. “What we deal with is everything that has to be with the recipient before the end of the day,” says CEO Dr Gregor Stock, explaining the new service. “Our customers simply enter their freight item size, collection and destination addresses on www.cito.ai – and our service does the rest.” One very practical feature is that the customers are shown the cost of transporting in the moment when they book. And they get an estimate when it will arrive at its destination. While the items are in transit, customers can track the drivers’ locations and pass these on to the recipients. Each collection and delivery confirmation follow with digital signature and photo documentation, as does the invoice.
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.