Volkswagen aims for 2023 with electric station wagon
After VW announced that the electric model Aero will also be built in Emden from 2023 in the course of its latest investment planning round, CEO Ralf Brandstätter has now revealed further details: The model will be launched as the Aero B and the Aero B Shooting Brake two years later than originally planned.
Chinese startup Bordrin to start production
In China, another electric car startup, Bordrin Motors is in the starting blocks. By means of a joint venture with FAW Xiali, Bordrin plans to start series production of its first iV6 model this year: an electric crossover with a range of up to 610 km. Bordrin is also planning its own factory in Shanghai.
Pre-series production of VW’s ID.3 has taken off
The VW ID.3 pre-series production is rolling at the Volkswagen plant in Zwickau. This also affects the Volkswagen Group Components division. VW has now published where the individual plants of the unit manufacture their parts for the ID.3. electric car.
NEVS launches production of their first BEV
Saab successor NEVS (National Electric Vehicle Sweden) has started series production of the electric sedan based on the Saab 9-3. The NEVS 9-3 is now rolling off the production line at the plant in the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin.
Volkswagen produces more PHEV parts in China
Volkswagen is now making components for the Group’s plug-in hybrids produced in a newly built hall at its transmission plant in Tianjin, China. In future, the plant will also produce components for the electric car platform MEB.
Tesla Model 3 arrives in China & Germany
The first Tesla Model 3 for the Chinese market arrived at the port of Tianjin. Two more ships are allegedly already on their way. The hurry is to catch the reduction on import duty that is only certain for the 1st quarter.
FAW-VW JV opens new Tianjin factory
Volkswagen and their Chinese partner FAW have opened a new factory in Tianjin. The factory will serve to support their SUV offensive in China. It will serve as a production facility for Volkswagen and Audi SUVs, including PHEV variants.
Toyota expanding NEV manufacturing in China
Toyota have announced plans to significantly increase production capacities in their Chinese factories. In future, they plan to manufacture more plug-in hybrid as well as electric vehicles there. Their imports will also be expanded.