Volkswagen takes over leading position for electro-mobility in China
Volkswagen is striving for the lead in transforming the auto industry towards electric mobility in China. This was endorsed by the Ceo of Volkswagen Herbert Diess, at the first World New Energy Vehicle Congress (WNEVC) held last week in the southern Chinese city of Boao.
Within the Chinese market, Volkswagen commits to that goal as well, making China pivotal for Volkswagen Group’s decarbonization strategy. The Group intends to offer 14 electrified models to Chinese customers this year.
By 2028, more than half of the Group's planned 22 million electric cars will be produced in China. At the same time, Volkswagen is strengthening its local research and development. More than 4,500 engineers work on future technologies in the country.
As part of its e-mobility offensive, the Volkswagen Group plans to produce around 11.6 million e-cars in China by 2028: that is more than half of the Group's global total target of 22 million. All three joint ventures - FAW-Volkswagen, SAIC-Volkswagen and JAC-Volkswagen will contribute to this.
As soon as the SAIC-Volkswagen plant in Anting and FAW-Volkswagen plant in Foshan start producing MEB-based vehicles next year, the production capacity alone will be around 600,000 purely electric vehicles per year.
In addition, JAC and Seat are developing their own platform for smaller e-cars.
Next year, around 400,000 electrified models from Volkswagen Group China will be delivered to Chinese customers.