September 27, 2020

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    Volkswagen to test autonomous vehicles in Hefei, China

    Volkswagen AG stated on Wednesday it will begin testing autonomous vehicles in China’s eastern city of Hefei, its first in the world’s biggest auto market. China has become a major attraction for trying out autonomous driving vehicles. Toyota-backed Pony.ai, Baidu Inc, Nissan-backed WeRide and Didi Chuxing are all testing autonomous vehicles in different cities as […]

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    Volkswagen will have full control of JAC-VW Chinese venture

    German automaker Volkswagen is going to have full management control of its JAC-VW joint venture, the company’s China CEO stated on Friday. Stephan Wollenstein informed a media briefing that production of electric vehicles based on the MEB platform will begin at the JAC-VW venture in 2023. Volkswagen on Friday stated it had agreed to spend […]

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    Volkswagen in final talks to seal biggest M&A deals in China electric vehicle sector

    German automaker Volkswagen AG is in final talks to seal its largest investment deals with Chinese electric vehicle companies, two sources said, as the German automaker speeds up its push into the world’s largest auto market for eco-friendlier cars. The firm is poised to purchase 50% of Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Holding, the parent of […]

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    Volkswagen making masks in China for its staff at European plants

    Volkswagen AG is creating making masks in China for distribution to Volkswagen plant workers in Europe, the German automaker stated on Thursday as it plans to resume European production. Volkswagen will be able to produce 1.6 million masks monthly in the coastal city of Tianjin, where it has auto plants with partner FAW Group. It […]

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    China sales show recovery after coronavirus crisis, says Volkswagen

    German automaker Volkswagen expects vehicle sales in China, the world’s largest car market, to quadruple in March, it stated, pointing to a recovery after the coronavirus crisis. “We are cautiously optimistic that the worst effects of the crisis will be behind us in two to three months,” stated Stephan Woellenstein, head of Volkswagen’s China business. […]

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    Volkswagen’s resumption of some China plants delayed until February 17

    Volkswagen has delayed restarting production at the majority of China plants in its joint venture with SAIC Motor and the Tianjin plant in its JV with FAW Group until February 17 amid the spread of coronavirus. One car-manufacturing plant Volkswagen collaborates with SAIC in Shanghai and majority of the plants in the FAW joint venture […]

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    Volkswagen to collaborate with China’s NIU to make e-scooters

    German automaker Volkswagen will join forces with China’s NIU to collaborate in production of battery-powered kick scooters, German newspaper Die Welt reported without mentioning sources. The companies are going to jointly build the Streetmate model, that has a top speed of 45 kilometers (28 miles) an hour and a range of 60 kilometres, the report […]

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    Volkswagen plans electric auto plant with JAC in China

    Volkswagen’s joint venture with China’s Anhui Jianghuai (JAC) prepares to spend 5.06 billion yuan ($750.8 million) in a new electric car factory located in eastern Hefei city, according to local officials. A document published online by the Hefei Economic and Technological Development Area on Monday revealed that Volkswagen and JAC had obtained approval from environmental […]

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    Volkswagen China chief in talks with five potential battery cell providers

    Volkswagen wants to expand its base of battery cell providers in China beyond CATL and is in talks with five companies to see if they can meet quality and volume requirements for the multi-brand group. “We are collaborating with five battery cell suppliers qualifying them to group level. With one or two of them it […]

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    Volkswagen to take on Tesla X in China with electric SUV

    Volkswagen plans to construct a completely electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) for China from 2021, competing with the Chinese market leader Tesla’s Model X as the German automaker ramps up production of zero-emissions vehicles. The planned new SUV is the recent move in Volkswagen’s aggressive growth strategy in China, where electric cars are provided preferential […]

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    Volkswagen to launch entry-level JETTA brand in China

    Volkswagen on Tuesday stated it will release an entry-level JETTA brand in China in the third quarter in 2019, as a measure to grab first-time buyers in the world’s largest car market which has begin to sputter. Car sales in China dropped for a seventh straight month in January, the country’s top auto industry association […]

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    SAIC Volkswagen starts building $2.5 billion China plant

    Volkswagen‘s China venture with SAIC Motor has started constructing a $2.5 billion new energy vehicle (NEV) plant in Shanghai, that will make automaker’s luxury Audi brand cars, a potential first for the venture. The new plant is a major step for Audi to diversify production of its cars in the world’s largest auto market from […]

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    Volkswagen sales momentum positive everywhere, says CEO

    Volkswagen trumpeted a good start to this year at the Beijing auto show on Tuesday and described spending plans for electric vehicle and autonomous driving ventures in the country. The German automaker, undergoing far-reaching reform is on its way to track for profitable growth in 2018, new CEO Herbert Diess stated. “We had a very […]

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    Volkswagen’s China Joint venture to recall 430,388 vehicles

    Volkswagen’s Chinese joint venture FAW-Volkswagen is going to recall 430,388 vehicles from March 1 for issue with dashboard, China’s quality watchdog, The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, stated on its website on Wednesday.

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    Volkswagen Group to spend $11.8 billion to develop, produce China electric vehicles

    Volkswagen Group stated it prepares to spend 10 billion euros ($11.8 billion) by 2025 to develop and produce all-electric and plug-in hybrid automobiles as it seeks to abide by upcoming strict rules in China. The group, that includes Volkswagen and Audi, plans to release 15 of the so-called new energy vehicles (NEV) models over the […]

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