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The Volkswagen Group, with its headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, is one of the world’s leading

automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe. The annual turnover exceeded 126.9 billion
Euros in 2010 and the expenditures for R&D with its 27,406 employees aggregate of approx. 6.25 billion
Euros. The Group operates 62 production facilities in 22 countries and has a broad product range stretching
from economical passenger car to luxury and sports cars, light & heavy duty trucks and commercial
vehicles. Around the world, nearly 400,000 employees produce more than 29,608 vehicles each working
day. The R&D activities mainly focused on expanding the product portfolio and improving the functionality,
quality, safety and environmental compatibility of Group products. Volkswagen's Group Research is
working on every field of automotive application and is responsible for identifying, evaluating and
transferring innovative technologies to advanced engineering or series development departments of all
brands of the Volkswagen. Over 600 engineers working in different research areas like Electronics,
Environmental and Mobility Science, Vehicle Technology and Dynamics, Manufacturing Science, Powertrain
and Engine Technology and Control, Pedestrian Protection, Pre-Crash.
Tasks attributed within the project
Leader of WP3 Modelling and simulation of the electrodes and electrode materials, ensuring that the intime availability of all necessary modelling parameters. In WP 7 VW will give Input for requirement
definition, while in WP 8 it will provide input for the scale up and assembly process of large battery cells
from the OEM point of view; eventually in WP 9 VW will test the up scaled prototype cells from CEGASA.
Furthermore, VW will contribute to WP1, 2, 8, 10 and 11.
Key people involved in the project