VW EVs Will Gain the NXP Battery Management System

Volkswagen EV Gains NXP Battery System | Lewisville, TX

With plans to offer multiple electric vehicles in the next few years, Volkswagen intends to add new technologies to these vehicles to make them more powerful. According to the automaker, one of the first innovations it wants to add is the NXP battery management system.

At the NXP Connects developer conference on Oct. 20, 2020, NXP CEO Kurt Sievers revealed that the company would be partnering with VW. The companies will work to integrate the NXP battery management system into the VW MEB electric vehicle platform.

This updated technology will ultimately increase the driving range and battery life of VW EVs. Currently, the VW ID.4 has an estimated range of 250 miles, so you can take daily commutes and small road trips without worrying about charging.* However, with the new system, this range could be even better and the SUV could be even stronger.

Head of Development for Vehicle Energy Supply and High Voltage Systems at Volkswagen AG, Dr. Holger Manz, also said, “Incorporating a functionally safe battery management system that can scale across many car models makes it easier to achieve the full power potential of a battery, optimized range, and the extension of the battery’s lifetime.”

We at Lewisville Volkswagen are excited about these new VW models and technologies. If you’re interested in learning about the current and upcoming VW models available, be sure to give us a call.

*The ID.4 Pro S and 1st Edition EPA estimated total range is 250 miles. Actual mileage and range will vary and depend on several factors including driving and charging habits, accessory use, temperature and topography, battery age, load, and vehicle condition. Battery capacity decreases with time and use. See owner’s manual for details.

Volkswagen Introduces Updates for 2021 Including MIB3 Infotainment System

MIB3 Infotainment System | Lewisville, TX

For the 2021 model year, the Volkswagen lineup is getting a tech upgrade. VW is introducing its new MIB3 infotainment system, which is available in the latest Atlas, Passat, and Tiguan models at Lewisville Volkswagen.

The new MIB3 system comes with multi-phone pairing capabilities, advanced voice recognition software, and wireless App-Connect. All models equipped with MIB3 will come standard with an illuminated USB-C input connector.

If you listen to satellite radio, you will love the new SiriusXM with 360L system that is part of the MIB3 interface. This new interface delivers both satellite radio and streaming content, including more than 10,000 hours of on-demand content.  Each 2021 model comes with a three-month trial to this new service.  

Another connected update for the 2021 model year is a new Travel Assist feature. This offers a partially automated hands-on driving experience. It uses the Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keeping Assist systems to help you steer, accelerate, and brake. The system adapts to traffic flow and uses lane markings to keep you on track.

A new safety feature for 2021 is Emergency Assist. This feature can help bring the vehicle to a complete stop if you become incapacitated. It monitors your attentiveness while you drive by checking your hand input on the steering wheel. If it does not detect any input, it will try to alert you with audible and visual warnings. If you do not respond, it will slow the vehicle to a stop in your lane.

These are some of the great additions coming to the 2021 Volkswagen cars and SUVs at Lewisville Volkswagen. Buy or lease one of these new models to get the latest VW tech features in Lewisville, Texas.