Volkswagen expands US testing capabilities

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Volkswagen in the USA has announced the completion of an expansion of its Test Center California (TCC), which it says increases the facility’s capabilities and encompasses additional entities within the company under a new name – the Oxnard Engineering Campus.

VW says that work at the Oxnard campus is focused on powertrain engineering services that support product development, governmental compliance and emissions testing with an enhanced focus on electric vehicle range testing and analysis.

“The next few years are going to be transformative for the Volkswagen Group as we are introducing our first long-range battery electric vehicles,” said Johan de Nysschen, Volkswagen Group of America’s chief operating officer. “The campus has been completely upgraded to further support the successful development, design and testing of products that will be sold in this market.”

Established in 1990 in Westlake Village, California, the TCC serves as the Group’s only emissions testing laboratory in the USA. The company says its renovated campus now houses not only the testing team but also the Audi engineering and Volkswagen quality teams, both of which had previously worked alongside the testing team in Oxnard, as well as the Design Center California, relocated from its Santa Monica location.

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