The Grass Station at Collision, with an ID.4 and ID. Buzz parked inside.
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Inviting people to imagine an all-electric future

EV News

Inviting people to imagine an all-electric future

In 2023, Volkswagen Canada went to Collision, North America's fastest-growing tech conference. Not only were we the first automaker to appear at a Collision event in Canada, but we showed up to inspire attendees in a uniquely VW way. How? With the Grass Station – a place to help everyone imagine what an all-electric future could look like.

The Grass Station asked people to dream about what comes next. As we say goodbye to gas vehicles and hello to the world of EVs, we’re going to need to reimagine our vehicles, our roads, our cities, and yes, even our gas stations.

So what exactly is the Grass Station? It’s a full-sized gas station covered in moss, grass, and live plants, which reconceptualized the space as a communal area and EV charging station. Inside, we parked two of our all-electric vehicles: the ID.4 and the ID. Buzz. Attendees were able to create their own futuristic Volkswagen electric vehicles using the power of AI – where they could use a limitless variety of prompts to design VWs that can fly, are made of glass, are powered entirely by solar power, and more! 

But the Grass Station experience is more than just a dream. It’s well underway. After all, Volkswagen Group is aiming to have every vehicle we produce be electric by 2035, we’ve recently invested in the St. Thomas battery plant in Canada, and we’ve partnered with Electrify Canada to help create a network of charging stations all around the country.

The future is closer than you think. Feels good, right?

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 Prices shown are MSRP where indicated. MSRP is the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price and excludes taxes, freight and PDI ($1,950 (Jetta, Jetta GLI, Golf GTI and Golf R), $2,100 (Tiguan, Taos, ID.4) and $2,150 (Cross Sport, Atlas), levies, fees, optional equipment, license, insurance, registration, and any dealer or other charges (where applicable). If MSRP is not mentioned, prices shown include freight and PDI, environmental levies, and a $500 representative dealer admin fee (actual fee amount is set by dealers and varies, up to $500). Dealer Administration Fee includes documentation and administration costs related to the delivery of the vehicle, such as the dealer cost involved in licensing, lien search, and contract administration. Environmental or related levies and taxes may vary by jurisdiction. Dealer may sell for less. Prices are in Canadian dollars. This is not an offer to sell at a certain price. Actual selling prices and terms are set by dealers. European or American models may be shown. Specifications, equipment, options, and prices are subject to change without notice. Although we endeavour to ensure that the information contained on the website is accurate, as errors may occur from time to time, customers should contact their local Volkswagen dealer for details. Photos for illustration purposes only.  Model specifications provided may vary based on selected trim, options, and installed accessories.
**Limited time lease offer available through Volkswagen Finance, on approved credit, based on a new and unregistered 2024 Tiguan 2.0T Highline base model with 8-speed automatic with Tiptronic® 4MOTION® transmission / 2024 Taos 1.5T Comfortline base model with 8-speed automatic with Tiptronic® transmission  having a starting MSRP of $45,495/ $31,395. $2,100 freight and PDI, $100 air conditioning levy, $23 tire recycling levy, $10 OMVIC fee, $58 PPSA fee and $500 representative dealer admin fee (actual fee is set by dealers and varies, up to $500), included in weekly payment. Dealer Administration Fee includes documentation and administration costs related to the delivery of the vehicle, such as the dealer cost involved in licensing, lien search, and contract administration. In Ontario, Volkswagen Group Canada Inc. is responsible for the tire recycling fee used to cover the cost of collecting and recycling end of life tires when returned by consumers.Lease example: 48-month term at 4.99% APR equals a weekly payment of $132 / $91, after application of $500 credit. $2,295/ $2,195 down payment or equivalent trade-in, $530/ $360 security deposit, and first weekly payment due at lease inception. License, insurance, registration, options and applicable taxes are extra. Total lease obligation: $27,337/ $18,905. Residual value is 55%.  Annual 16,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.15/km per excess kilometre. Offers end February 29, 2024 and are subject to change or cancellation without notice. ***$200 credit available on new and unregistered 2024 Taos and Tiguan models leased or financed through Volkswagen Financial Services January Special Rate programs. Volkswagen vehicles currently being leased/financed with Volkswagen Financial Services are not eligible for the credit. Additional $500 credit available with cash purchase, finance or lease (through Volkswagen Financial Services, on approved credit) on new and unregistered 2024 Taos and Tiguan models from participating dealers (excluding QC). Credits to be applied as a discount off MSRP. Offer expires February 29, 2024 and is subject to change or cancellation without notice. Visit your Volkswagen dealer for more details. Duties, provincial regulator levies (if applicable) also due at lease inception. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Conditions apply.  Visit vwoffers.ca or your Volkswagen dealer for details. Volkswagen,” the Volkswagen logo, all model names and trimline names are registered trademarks or trademarks of Volkswagen AG, used under license. © 2024 Volkswagen Canada.
**** Limited time lease offer available through Volkswagen Finance, on approved credit, based on a new and unregistered 2024 Atlas 2.0T Execline base model with 8-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® 4MOTION® transmission / 2024 Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T Execline base model with 8-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® 4MOTION® transmission having a starting MSRP of $60,495/ $59,395. $2,150 freight and PDI, $100 air conditioning levy, $23 tire recycling levy, $10 OMVIC fee, $58 PPSA fee and $500 representative dealer admin fee (actual fee is set by dealers and varies, up to $500), included in weekly payment. Dealer Administration Fee includes documentation and administration costs related to the delivery of the vehicle, such as the dealer cost involved in licensing, lien search, and contract administration. In Ontario, Volkswagen Group Canada Inc. is responsible for the tire recycling fee used to cover the cost of collecting and recycling end of life tires when returned by consumers. Lease example: 48-month term at 4.99% APR equals a weekly payment of $179 / $173, after application of $700 credit. $4,395/ $4,395 down payment or equivalent trade-in, $710/ $690 security deposit, and first weekly payment due at lease inception. License, insurance, registration, options and applicable taxes are extra. Total lease obligation: $37,112 / $35,849. Residual value is 49%/ 50%.  Annual 16,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.15/km per excess kilometre. Offers end February 29, 2024 and are subject to change or cancellation without notice.  *****$300 credit available on new and unregistered 2024 Atlas models leased or financed through Volkswagen Financial Services January Special Rate programs. Volkswagen vehicles currently being leased/financed with Volkswagen Financial Services are not eligible for the credit. Additional $700 credit available with cash purchase, finance or lease (through Volkswagen Financial Services, on approved credit) on new and unregistered 2024 Atlas and Cross Sport models from participating dealers (excluding QC). Credits to be applied as a discount off MSRP. Offer expires February 29, 2024 and is subject to change or cancellation without notice. Visit your Volkswagen dealer for more details. Duties, provincial regulator levies (if applicable) also due at lease inception. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Conditions apply.  Visit vwoffers.ca or your Volkswagen dealer for details. Volkswagen,” the Volkswagen logo, all model names and trimline names are registered trademarks or trademarks of Volkswagen AG, used under license. © 2024 Volkswagen Canada.
⁑ Loyalty offer available to current Volkswagen owners and previous Volkswagen owners who returned a leased vehicle, or whose finance contract with Volkswagen Finance ended, within the past 90 days (some exceptions apply), with purchase or lease of a new, unregistered Volkswagen model. 2 yr VW Prepaid Maintenance Plan provided at no additional cost. If customer purchases longer maintenance, offer will cover the first 2 years / 30,000 km at the value indicated and customer will pay the balance. Plan covers regular maintenance appointments (for services recommended by VW) within 2 years or 30,000 km (whichever occurs first). Visit https://www.vw.ca/en/shopping-tools/prepaid-maintenance.html or your Volkswagen dealer for more details. Valid identification and proof of valid loan/lease for/of Volkswagen that was: (i) active for a minimum of 90 days; (ii) in good standing throughout the term; and (iii) that ended within the 90 days prior to the expiry of this offer, are required. Volkswagen vehicles currently being financed/leased with Volkswagen Finance are not eligible for the rate reduction. Offer is transferable to an immediate family member living in the same household as the Primary/Co-Primary buyer or lessee. Offer is non-exchangeable for cash. Offer ends January 2, 2025 and is subject to change or cancellation without notice.
#Limited time finance offer available through Volkswagen Finance, on approved credit, based on a new and unregistered 2023 ID.4 electric ID.4 AWD Pro base model with single-speed transmission having a starting MSRP of $55,495. $2,100 freight and PDI, $100 air conditioning levy, $23 tire recycling levy, $10 OMVIC fee, $58 PPSA fee and $500 representative dealer admin fee (actual fee is set by dealers and varies, up to $500) included in weekly payment. Dealer Administration Fee includes documentation and administration costs related to the delivery of the vehicle, such as the dealer cost involved in licensing, lien search, and contract administration. Finance example: 60-month term at 2.99% APR equals a weekly payment of $208, after application of $1,500 credit. $6,695 down payment or equivalent trade-in due at signing. In Ontario, Volkswagen Group Canada Inc. is responsible for the tire recycling fee used to cover the cost of collecting and recycling end of life tires when returned by consumers. License, insurance, registration, options and applicable taxes are extra. Cost of borrowing is $3,852 for a total obligation of $53,943.   ◊◊Amount shown is the maximum incentive provided by the applicable governments. VW does not administer these incentives. BC offers an incentive of up to $4,000 based on income. Amounts and eligibility are subject to change. Incentive information is provided for informational purposes only and VW makes no representations about the actual amount or eligibility for the incentive. See the provincial or federal administrator for details.  Offers end February 29, 2024 and are subject to change or cancellation without notice.  Duties, provincial regulator levies (if applicable) also due at lease inception. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Conditions apply.  Visit vwoffers.ca or your Volkswagen dealer for details. Volkswagen,” the Volkswagen logo, all model names and trimline names are registered trademarks or trademarks of Volkswagen AG, used under license. © 2024 Volkswagen Canada. 
◊◊Amount shown is the maximum incentive provided by the applicable governments. VW does not administer these incentives. BC offers an incentive of up to $4,000 based on income. Amounts and eligibility are subject to change. Incentive information is provided for informational purposes only and VW makes no representations about the actual amount or eligibility for the incentive. See the provincial or federal administrator for details.