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EV News

We’re well on our way

EV News

We’re well on our way

Now that we’ve fully set our sights on a fun, exciting electric future for all, we feel like we’re off to a pretty good start.

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EV? Oui!

Back in 2015, we became the first automaker to sign the Paris Agreement. Just like that, our road towards climate neutrality and an electric future began.

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Nice partnership, eh?

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Volkswagen Group and the Canadian government is a symbolic first step in Volkswagen’s efforts to develop a complete supply chain for EV battery production, right here in Canada. Check out more on this historic plan in this quick video.

Some electrifying news

We are thrilled to share that Volkswagen Group and PowerCo will be building a battery cell factory in St. Thomas, Ont, putting Canada and its workers in the fast lane of Volkswagen’s global shift to electric mobility.

Find out moreOpen external link about this historic announcement.

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And the awards go to…

The ID.4 cleaned house as the winner of Vincentric’s 2022 Best Value EV in Canada*, a 2022 IIHS Top Safety Pick+,^ and the biggest prize of them all – The 2021 World Car of the Year. We can’t wait to see what kind of awards the 2023 ID.4 wins. Check it out here.

*Based on the 2022 Vincentric Best Value in Canada Awards analysis of the EV/PHEV SUV segment.

^2022 IIHS “TOP SAFETY PICK+” is based on “good” ratings in six crashworthiness tests plus no less than an “acceptable” rating for standard headlights, and no less than an “advanced” rating for both front crash prevention tests. For vehicle test details visit www.iihs.orgOpen external link.

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VW EVs built in North America

Our EV plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee is up-and-running with about 7,000 EVs in production each month. Check out our latest article on why this is good news for Canadians.

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A future classic

Look familiar? Yep, this bus is making a comeback. Only now, it’s reimagined with an electric twist. Get a closer look at the all-new ID. Buzz here.

So, Canada, where do we go from here?

We don’t have any plans of slowing down, that’s for sure. More EVs are starting to come up from Chattanooga. More exciting models are set to join our EV lineup by 2025. More work and innovations are being done across the board as we move closer towards our exciting electric future. It’s going to be a fun ride. Hop in.

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