VW expects to lose 25,000 jobs

News reported by German newspaper Allgemeine Zeitung forecasts that more than 25,000 jobs will be shed by Europe’s largest car manufacturer, Volkswagen, as the company begins an overall shift to electric vehicles. Electric cars use fewer components than their petrol and diesel equivalents, so “we will need fewer employees in the long-term”, said VW Group Chief Human(…)

VW camper that can match the supercars

When you think of the sort of run of the mill vehicle you’d consider converting to a track day car build, a VW camper isn’t probably the first vehicle that springs to mind. That hasn’t deterred this Swiss owner, who made it his little project of the past five years to strap in a top-of-the-range(…)

Hollyoaks opt for Volkswagen funeral

Volkswagen Funerals, funeral directors which transport deceased to their final resting place using classic Volkswagen camper vans, has recently featured on Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks. The vintage VW camper van “Ernie” was used to ferry the character Jade Albright (played by Kassius Nelson) to the ceremony. Clare Brookes, founder of Volkswagen Funerals said: “We were(…)

VW threatening to pull out of WRC following Audi withdrawal

Following its sister-marque, Audi’s, withdrawal from the World Rally Championships last week, Volkswagen is threatening to follow suit. Despite the German manufacturer winning a fourth successive WRC title in Wales, it’s believed by several sources that its future participation in the sport is to be discussed at a group board meeting held in Wolfsburg later(…)