Volkswagen prepares to launch electric car production in ChinaNovember 9, 2019
Already, the joint venture SAIC Volkswagen has completed the construction of a new Anting plant. While there is a setup and test assembly of future electric cars. The first instance has already left the assembly line.
Volkswagen completed the construction of a new factory in China. It will be owned by a joint venture of SAIC Volkswagen. The construction was carried out for 12 months, and now the final adjustment of the conveyor is already underway, together with the test assembly of electric cars. The first model was the VW ID for China. A full launch is planned before the end of October 2020.
“It took only 12 months to complete the construction of this innovative plant. Congratulations to our Anting colleagues who are preparing to launch the first Chinese Volkswagen ID model, ”said VW Group China CEO Stefan Wallenstein. “We will accelerate the advance of electric cars even more, since we expect further growth in the market of this segment.”
The new plant has a key role in the development of the VW Group’s electric cars. Its annual production capacity is 300,000 cars, and it is here that MEB models from other brands in the Volkswagen group will be assembled.
In addition, China has another FAW-Volkswagen site. This site is also capable of producing up to 300,000 cars per year.
Volkswagen, meanwhile, has confirmed its intention to release an electric station wagon in 2021. ID Space Vizzion is the latest addition to the company’s future electric lineup.
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