Shaping the future is a fascinating challenge for industry and society
Our automotive future is formed by social conditions and trends. It is our task to anticipate the future needs of our customers and to convert these needs into innovative technologies.
The technological challenges can only be mastered by intensive research and networked cooperation both inside and outside the company. Our mission is to continue meeting our customers’ wishes for individual and affordable mobility through sustainable technologies. We work together with our partners to achieve this goal.
Group Research has its headquarters in Wolfsburg and researches for all Group brands. International trend and technology scouting form part of our strategic orientation and we also operate from research bases in the US, Japanese and Chinese markets.
Our Research Fields
Science Award Electrochemistry
The BASF and Volkswagen international “Science Award Electrochemistry 2016” goes to Dr. William Chueh from Stanford University, California. The jury of representatives from BASF, Volkswagen Group and from academia selected him for his outstanding research results in the area of energy storage and conversion. On the occasion of the 5th ceremony of the science award, a special prize for applied research goes to Dr. Martin Ebner from the ETH University Zurich, Switzerland for his excellent research in the area of fast charging of lithium-ion batteries.