“China will take on a pioneering role in terms of sustainable mobility, digitalisation and new mobility services,” said Dr. Stephan Wöllenstein, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand and CEO of Volkswagen Brand China. “Come 2020, Volkswagen brand will have a portfolio of 10 NEV models on the market in China, followed by the rollout of the fully-electric ID. product family, based on the innovative MEB platform. Until 2023, some 10 ID. models, all fully connected and in different body styles, are planned to hit the streets of China.”
Record attempt by the Volkswagen ID.R supports the electric model offensive in China
- Ascent of the spectacular mountain road to the mythical “Heaven’s Gate” will take place on September 2
- Dr. Stephan Wöllenstein, CEO Volkswagen Brand China: “China will take on a pioneering role in terms of sustainable mobility, digitalisation and new mobility services.”
Tianmen Mountain is deeply rooted in Chinese mythology. The 1,519-metre mountain in the south of the country is believed to be a gateway to heaven. As such, Volkswagen’s project – to take the fully-electric ID.R and set a record for ascending the almost eleven-kilometre road to the summit, via no less than 99 corners – is of great symbolic importance. With the spectacular outing of the zero-emission ID.R, Volkswagen brand is supporting an extensive electromobility offensive in China.