all messageshttp://www.volkswagenag.comen2022 Volkswagen AG en2022 Volkswagen AG <link/><description/><pubDate/><guid isPermaLink="true"/><dc:date/></item><item><title>What fleet bosses need to look out for when running electric vehicleshttps://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2022/04/fleet-electrifying.htmlFleet managers need to also look beyond the “big” issues of charging infrastructure etc. in order to ensure successful fleet electrification; related aspects such as driver training, maintenance and insurance also play a role. Read about the key issues in Germany, for example, in this regard.Wed, 04 May 2022 00:00:00 GMT+0200 (CEST)https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2022/04/fleet-electrifying.html2022-05-04T00:00:00+0200“Autonomous driving is taking us ever closer to the ideal form of mobility”https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2022/04/interview_klaus_zyciora.htmlFollowing the change to electric drives, the second major redefinition of mobility is just around the corner with autonomous driving. In the second part of our interview with Klaus Zyciora, Head of Volkswagen Group Design, read how designers are tackling the issue.Tue, 03 May 2022 00:00:00 GMT+0200 (CEST)https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2022/04/interview_klaus_zyciora.html2022-05-03T00:00:00+0200“The future of mobility is electric” https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2022/04/interview_markus_duesmann.htmlAudi is playing a major role in the Volkswagen Group in successfully creating the future of electric mobility. In the first part of our interview with Markus Duesmann, CEO and Board of Management Member for Product Lines at AUDI AG, we talk about what this means.Tue, 03 May 2022 00:00:00 GMT+0200 (CEST)https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2022/04/interview_markus_duesmann.html2022-05-03T00:00:00+0200Travel in stylehttps://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2022/04/Audi_A8.htmlIn the luxury saloon segment, the Audi A8 makes a powerful statement as a company car for senior and executive management. The enhanced premium model is now available.Mon, 02 May 2022 00:00:00 GMT+0200 (CEST)https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2022/04/Audi_A8.html2022-05-02T00:00:00+0200Long distance lovershttps://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2022/04/CUPRA_Formentor.htmlThe CUPRA Formentor offers fleet managers an attractive user-chooser model: the Crossover SUV can now also be configured as a TDI model and thus extends the mobility portfolio by a sophisticated long-distance engine.Mon, 02 May 2022 00:00:00 GMT+0200 (CEST)https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2022/04/CUPRA_Formentor.html2022-05-02T00:00:00+0200The best risk: minimum riskhttps://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2022/01/risk_management.htmlRisk management sounds complicated but is a basic human instinct in a sense: by making calculated observations, we ceaselessly weigh up hazards in everyday life and adapt our actions accordingly. Read here how this can work in fleet business too.Thu, 03 Feb 2022 00:00:00 GMT+0100 (CET)https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2022/01/risk_management.html2022-02-03T00:00:00+0100“The electric car allows us to think more freely than ever before”https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2022/01/interview_klaus_zyciora.htmlElectric mobility has arrived – and is also fundamentally changing the way in which cars are designed. Klaus Zyciora, head of Volkswagen Group Design, provides exciting insights in the interview into the interaction between the mobility transformation and car design.Thu, 03 Feb 2022 00:00:00 GMT+0100 (CET)https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2022/01/interview_klaus_zyciora.html2022-02-03T00:00:00+0100Assist systems¹⁾ – a far-sighted investmenthttps://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2022/01/assistance-systems.htmlChoosing the right assist systems is an important consideration for fleet managers when configuring new vehicles. Our detailed article looks at which driver assist systems pay off.Thu, 03 Feb 2022 00:00:00 GMT+0100 (CET)https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2022/01/assistance-systems.html2022-02-03T00:00:00+0100It just keeps on charging ...https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2022/01/battery-recycling.htmlReuse, re-manufacturing or recycling – old high-voltage batteries from electric vehicles are a valuable source of further riches. Volkswagen is currently researching how batteries will become part of a sustainable cycle – we show you the first solutions.Thu, 03 Feb 2022 00:00:00 GMT+0100 (CET)https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2022/01/battery-recycling.html2022-02-03T00:00:00+0100“It’s not just about being a provider, but also a partner”https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2022/01/interview-fer-derwort.html1,500 company car drivers across all of Europe, different tax laws, the most diverse user preferences: as a fleet manager for the software provider Infor, Fer Derwort already has his hands full. Now the company …Thu, 03 Feb 2022 00:00:00 GMT+0100 (CET)https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2022/01/interview-fer-derwort.html2022-02-03T00:00:00+0100Electricity in motionhttps://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2022/01/customer_report_schindler.htmlSchindler elevators and escalators transport more than 1.5 billion people around the globe. And its fleet is also becoming increasingly electric. The German arm of Schindler has now extended its fleet with the addition of 200 ŠKODA ENYAQ iV electric vehicles.Thu, 03 Feb 2022 00:00:00 GMT+0100 (CET)https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2022/01/customer_report_schindler.html2022-02-03T00:00:00+0100Charging infrastructure: subsidies now availablehttps://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2022/01/e-fleet_basics.htmlIt’s ready, set, go in terms of subsidies: anyone planning to convert their fleet of combustion vehicles to an e-fleet can also avail of a range of financial supports to establish their own charging infrastructure. We provide a general overview here.Thu, 03 Feb 2022 00:00:00 GMT+0100 (CET)https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2022/01/e-fleet_basics.html2022-02-03T00:00:00+0100When science fiction comes truehttps://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2022/01/ID_Buzz_AD.htmlVolkswagen Commercial Vehicles tests a first autonomous driving prototype with its partners Argo AI and MOIA: The ID. Buzz AD could reduce the volume of traffic in city centres through ride-pooling. The planned launch is earmarked for 2025.Thu, 03 Feb 2022 00:00:00 GMT+0100 (CET)https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2022/01/ID_Buzz_AD.html2022-02-03T00:00:00+0100Tomorrow begins todayhttps://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2021/12/interview_marcus_fendt.htmlElectric cars will change not only our form of mobility, but also our entire energy landscape – says Marcus Fendt, Managing Director of the fleet charging specialist The Mobility House. In an interview, he offers some exciting insights …Wed, 01 Dec 2021 00:00:00 GMT+0100 (CET)https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2021/12/interview_marcus_fendt.html2021-12-01T00:00:00+0100Future: Fast Forwardhttps://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2021/12/interview_wayne_griffiths.htmlEmotional appeal meets economic efficiency meets innovative mobility concepts: The SEAT and CUPRA brands are very popular with fleet managers. About future developments and models, we spoke to Wayne Griffiths, CEO of SEAT S.A.Wed, 01 Dec 2021 00:00:00 GMT+0100 (CET)https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2021/12/interview_wayne_griffiths.html2021-12-01T00:00:00+0100When the calculations add uphttps://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2021/12/id5_gtx.htmlWhat does the successful combination of electric mobility, SUV character and coupé elegance look like? See for yourself with the new ID.5 and its top model the ID.5 GTX with dual motor all-wheel drive from Volkswagen.Tue, 30 Nov 2021 17:35:00 GMT+0100 (CET)https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2021/12/id5_gtx.html2021-11-30T17:35:00+0100Elegant, dynamic, all-electrichttps://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2021/12/audi_a6_e-tron_concept.htmlIn spring this year, an Audi concept vehicle made its début with the A6 e-tron concept, which represents a precursor to an innovative family of all-electric, high-volume vehicles. Find out here …Tue, 30 Nov 2021 00:00:00 GMT+0100 (CET)https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2021/12/audi_a6_e-tron_concept.html2021-11-30T00:00:00+0100A pool of opportunitieshttps://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2021/12/poolmanagement.htmlThe advantages of vehicle pools are typically well-known: flexible handling, effective capacity utilisation, optimum capital expenditure. But as far as fleet managers are concerned, the concept means additional effort. Read here how this can be successfully managed.Tue, 30 Nov 2021 00:00:00 GMT+0100 (CET)https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2021/12/poolmanagement.html2021-11-30T00:00:00+0100Out of power?https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2021/12/empty_battery.htmlElectric vehicles are your reliable companion on the road – only very rarely will they come to a halt due to a depleted battery. And should it happen, the Volkswagen mobility services or breakdown assistance crews of the automobile associations can be there to lend a hand.Tue, 30 Nov 2021 00:00:00 GMT+0100 (CET)https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2021/12/empty_battery.html2021-11-30T00:00:00+0100A compact preview of autonomous drivinghttps://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2021/12/polo.htmlPartly automated driving features can not only be experienced in larger model classes. Thanks to the IQ.DRIVE package, the new Polo is already automated to Level 2. …Fri, 29 Oct 2021 17:35:00 GMT+0200 (CEST)https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2021/12/polo.html2021-10-29T17:35:00+0200Myth versus reasonhttps://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2021/12/e-safety.htmlSome fleet managers still nurse doubts about electric mobility. The alleged risk of fire from the battery is mentioned in particular in this respect. Read here why company car users can hit the ground running without a care when it comes to the electric car too.Fri, 29 Oct 2021 00:00:00 GMT+0200 (CEST)https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2021/12/e-safety.html2021-10-29T00:00:00+0200Start now, don’t hesitatehttps://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2021/08/customer_report_bechtle.htmlThe term is pioneer: 22 per cent of Bechtle AG’s fleet is already made up of electric vehicles. Even as 2020 came to a close, 50 all-electric Volkswagen ID.3 were added to the fleet. Uli Drautz, Head of Corporate Controlling, reports …Thu, 16 Sep 2021 00:00:00 GMT+0200 (CEST)https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2021/08/customer_report_bechtle.html2021-09-16T00:00:00+0200High-performer with all-wheel powerhttps://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2021/08/id4_gtx.htmlWith the new ID.4 GTX, Volkswagen’s first battery-operated top-of-the-range model is now available – placing driving pleasure in the spotlight thanks to the dual-engine all-wheel drive.Wed, 01 Sep 2021 17:35:00 GMT+0200 (CEST)https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2021/08/id4_gtx.html2021-09-01T17:35:00+0200All-rounder. Plus plug-in hybrid!https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2021/08/multivan.htmlThe new Multivan is based for the first time on the modular transverse matrix (MQB) from Volkswagen – a true innovation, since this means a plug-in hybrid is now included in the drive program. Advantage: local emissions-free driving is now possible at times in all-electric mode.Wed, 01 Sep 2021 00:00:00 GMT+0200 (CEST)https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2021/08/multivan.html2021-09-01T00:00:00+0200The to-dos when electrifying a fleethttps://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2021/08/fleet_electrification.htmlMore and more fleet managers are considering integrating electric vehicles into their fleets. A step that pays off both economically and environmentally – but which should be properly planned. We provide tips for how to transition smoothly to electrification.Wed, 01 Sep 2021 00:00:00 GMT+0200 (CEST)https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/fleet-customer/2021/08/fleet_electrification.html2021-09-01T00:00:00+0200