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FAW-Volkswagen completes Foshan Plant Phase II, to introduce MEB architecture and battery systems by 2020

FOSHAN, Guangdong – FAW-Volkswagen began production at its Foshan Plant Phase II on June 22, doubling annual output capacity from 300,000 units to 600,000 units at this southern production base. The first Volkswagen brand SUV model built by FAW-Volkswagen – the T-Roc – officially rolled off the line in April and

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Benteler and FAWAY establish JV in Tianjin to produce chassis components

TIANJIN – Benteler Automotive and FAWAY Automotive Components Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of FAW Group, signed a contract on June 4 here to establish a new joint venture to produce press, hot forming and aluminum parts as well as chassis systems. FAWAY Benteler Automotive Components (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. will help

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SOL, here it is: JAC-Volkswagen begins production of E20X electric SUV, eyes Q3 launch

HEFEI, Anhui – The SOL E20X, the first model from JAC-Volkswagen – Volkswagen Group’s third joint venture in China dedicated purely to the production of electric vehicles – began rolling off the production line on May 25. The start of production comes a month after the indigenous brand and its first

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Qingdao facility part of three new factories Volkswagen to open in China to strengthen SUV offensive and e-mobility

QINGDAO, Shandong – FAW-Volkswagen opened its new production facility in Qingdao, Shandong Province on May 28 and began production of the all new Bora based on Volkswagen’s MQB platform. The Qingdao plant is one of the three new facilities the joint venture will have opened before the end of Q3 2018,

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Volkswagen’s e-mobility offensive in China “coming at the right time”

BEIJING – Volkswagen Group’s key message at this year’s Auto China 2018 in Beijing was “People’s Mobility.” To support that, the world’s largest automaker and the leading foreign automaker in China is earmarking €15 billion through 2022 with its joint venture partners for e-mobility, autonomous driving, digitalization and new mobility

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Chinese battery giant CATL’s $2 billion IPO approved

BEIJING – The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has approved the $1.97 billion IPO application of Chinese lithium battery producer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Ltd. (CATL), according to a Xinhua news agency report on April 5. The Chinese securities regulator greenlighted the application at a meeting on April 4, according

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Webasto’s new Guangzhou plant to produce up to 1.6 million sunroofs annually

GUANGZHOU – Webasto opened its new, larger plant in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province on March 28 with an annual output capacity of up to 1.6 million sunroofs. A global top 100 supplier, Webasto has been present in Guangzhou since 2006 with sunroofs production. The previous site was leased. With the move into

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SUV tsunami: Volkswagen brand to offer 12 SUVs in China by 2020, share of sales to hit 40 percent

BEIJING – The third generation Volkswagen Touareg did not trek 16,500 km from its only production site in Bratislava, Slovakia to Beijing to witness its own global premiere on March 23, but rather the beginning of a SUV product offensive of tsunami proportions from the Volkswagen brand. In one hour, Volkswagen

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Audi to produce seven new SUVs in China by 2022, cooperation with SAIC Motor taking shape

INGOLSTADT – Audi plans to launch 10 new SUVs in the Chinese market by 2022, seven of those will be locally-produced at FAW-Volkswagen and four will be all-electric, according to Audi CEO Rupert Stadler. Stadler made the announcement at the luxury brand’s annual press conference held at its Ingolstadt headquarters on

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“Roadmap E” supercharged: CATL part of Volkswagen Group’s €50 billion battery procurement by 2025

BERLIN – Chinese battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. (CATL), the world’s largest lithium battery manufacturer, has been selected as one of the battery suppliers from Asia for Volkswagen Group’s global electric vehicle push. CATL, along with Korea’s LG Chem and Samsung, have secured initial battery supply orders from the

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