Audi plans EV offensive in China & new SUV
Audi is launching an electric vehicle offensive in China. Six new electric vehicle models are to start production at the new plant in Changchun by 2025. In addition, the main Ingolstadt plant is already being converted to the production of an electric SUV based on the PPE platform.
Audi reveals more on EV joint venture with FAW
The electric car joint venture between Audi and FAW in China, which was officially announced in October 2020, is becoming more concrete: The future company will be 60 per cent owned by Audi AG and Volkswagen Group China and 40 per cent by FAW and will be based in Changchun in north-eastern China.
FAW building new NEV factory in Changchun
The Chinese car manufacturer FAW has begun construction on a new plant in Changchun, where electrified cars are to be produced for its premium brand Hongqi. Completion of the plant, which will have an annual production capacity for 200,000 vehicles, is scheduled for 2022.
FAW-VW make preparations to produce e-tron in China
Starting next year, the Audi e-tron will be produced for the Chinese market by the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture at the Changchun plant. Between 45,000 and 50,000 units per year are planned. Another Audi electric model to be produced in China is the e-tron Sportback.