Volkswagen starts pre-production in first plant purely focused on e-mobility in China
The new plant of the SAIC Volkswagen joint venture has been completed. It is purely built for the production of all electric vehicles on Volkswagen’s Modular Electric Drive Matrix (MEB). Celebrating the start of pre-production, a first China-specific all-electric Volkswagen ID. model rolled off the production line.
The plant sets the next milestone in Volkswagen’s global electrification strategy.
The start of series production of all-electric cars based on the MEB platform in Anting is scheduled for October 2020, with an annual capacity of 300,000 vehicles.
The Anting plant is scheduled to start ID. model production at the same time with a plant by FAW-Volkswagen in Foshan, resulting in a combined capacity of 600,000 units per year.
In the future, the plant will be manufacturing MEB platform-based BEV models for various Volkswagen Group brands.
In total, it is planned to increase the local production in China up to 15 MEB models from different brands by 2025.