SAIC Volkswagen Building New Plug-In Electric Car Plant In China

OCT 19 2018 BY MARK KANE 3

A $2.5 billion New Energy Vehicle plant is under construction.

The partnership between Volkswagen AG and SAIC Motor Corp is progressing as the joint venture company SAIC Volkswagen has just started building a 17 billion yuan ($2.5 billion) plant for New Energy Vehicles in Anting, Shanghai.

The new facility is expected to be able to produce some 300,000 cars annually (various brands – Volkswagen, Skoda and for the very first time also Audi) from 2020 on.

Previously, Audi was produced in China with another one of Volkswagen’s partner – FAW.

The new plant will be focused on all-electric and plug-in hybrid models based on the all-new MEB platform.

Simultaneously, there will be battery packs built on an assembly line at the site.

Source: Gasgoo, Reuters

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Give the speed with which China builds, I could see this being in operation before a lot of the buildings announced for Europe.

Great news.

The new Anting factory is exclusively for producing EVs using the MEB platform. PHEVs are already being produced at some of the other 14 VAG factories in China along side gasoline cars.

www (dot) volkswagenag (dot) com/en/news/2018/10/VW_Group_China_MEB.html