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07/09/18
Berlin
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Volkswagen Expands E-Mobility Engagement in China

  • Volkswagen Group China, the car company JAC and SEAT will together set up a new R&D center for developing electric vehicles, connectivity and autonomous driving technologies by 2021; launch of a competitive BEV platform in planning
  • SEAT to become a shareholder in JAC Volkswagen; SEAT brand targeted for China market entry in 2020-2021
  • Memorandum of Understanding signed in the presence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, reinforces Sino-German relations
  • Prof. Dr. Jochem Heizmann: “It represents another major step in Volkswagen Group’s overall China strategy, further demonstrating our commitment to the country and our determination to be a leader in e-mobility.”

Volkswagen Group China today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Corp., Ltd. (JAC) and SEAT in Berlin, in the presence of German Chancellor An-gela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. The three groups will together establish a new R&D center with a focus on developing electric vehicles, connectivity and autonomous
driving technologies, as well as a competitive platform for battery electric vehicles (BEV). SEAT brand will be introduced to China by 2020/2021. The move is a significant step in reinforcing Sino-German cooperation, as well as supporting Volkswagen Group China’s drive to be a leader in
e-mobility.

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