Volkswagen Group has recently announced a massive electric offensive as the German automaker confirmed earlier this week that they intend to produce a whopping 11.6 million electric vehicles for the China electric car market by 2028.
Just last month, Volkswagen announced their ambitious plan to produce 22 million electric vehicles within the next decade after Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen AG, stated:
“Volkswagen is taking on responsibility with regard to the key trends of the future – particularly in connection with climate protection. The targets of the Paris Agreement are our yardstick. We will be systematically aligning production and other stages in the value chain to CO2 neutrality in the coming years. That is how we will be making our contribution towards limiting global warming. Volkswagen is seeking to provide individual mobility for millions of people for years to come – individual mobility that is safer, cleaner and fully connected. In order to shoulder the investments needed for the electric offensive we must make further improvements in efficiency and performance in all areas.”
During a presentation at the Shanghai Auto Show earlier this week, the German automaker officially confirmed that over half of those 22 million vehicles will come from China:
“Volkswagen Group aims to produce 11.6 million BEVs in China by 2028, more than half the group’s global objective of 22 million. Initiatives with all three Chinese vehicle production joint ventures – FAW-Volkswagen, SAIC VOLKSWAGEN and JAC Volkswagen – will enable this target to be reached.”
In regard for the recent announcement, Diess stated:
“We are fulfilling our promises, not only to comply with the new regulations in China, but also to reduce the auto industry’s impact on our society through clean mobility and better production processes. For this plan, China is of great importance.”
Dr. Stephan Wöllenstein, CEO of Volkswagen Group China, also commented on the announcement, stating:
“Volkswagen Group China is going full-scale electric in 2019. We will be offering 14 NEV models in China this year – providing customers with unprecedented choice. With the first two models based on the MEB platform launching next year and our investment in digitalization, we and our partners have laid the foundation to redefine what mobility means in China, and transform it.”
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