Jan 18, 2022 - 12:25 pm
BYD & FAW plan new battery plant in China
According to Chinese media, BYD and FAW are planning a production facility for electric car batteries with an annual capacity of 45 GWh in north-eastern China. A joint venture has apparently already been established, but official confirmation is still pending.
Oct 29, 2021 - 02:37 pm
China to introduce battery swapping programme
The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has announced the launch of a government battery replacement pilot programme for electric vehicles. This involves not only electric cars but also trucks.
Mar 19, 2021 - 12:59 pm
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.
Feb 10, 2021 - 05:54 pm
FAW & Silk EV open Silk Roads with e-hypercar
Silk EV, an Italian automotive engineering and design company has formed a joint venture with China’s carmaking giant FAW to make luxury electric sports cars with a commitment of “more than 1 billion euros”.
Jan 18, 2021 - 05:03 pm
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.
Apr 17, 2020 - 11:22 am
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.
Sep 19, 2019 - 04:45 pm
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.