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10/19/18
Shanghai
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Volkswagen Group China builds first factory specifically designed for MEB production

Volkswagen Group China builds first factory specifically designed for MEB production
Dr. Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony of the SAIC VOLKSWAGEN factory in Anting.
  • In 2020 the new SAIC VOLKSWAGEN factory in Anting, Shanghai will produce cars and battery systems based on Volkswagen’s Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB), a unique platform specifically designed for mass production of electric drives
  • The first vehicle that will be produced is a SUV from the Volkswagen brand
  • Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO Volkswagen Group “By building the first factory specifically designed for MEB production, we are opening a new chapter for the Chinese car industry together with our joint venture partner SAIC VOLKSWAGEN. We are strengthening our activities in China’s fast growing e-mobility market.” 
  • The new facility will also further the Volkswagen Group’s vision for Industry 4.0, delivering improved automation rates, efficiency and a high production capacity

The electrification strategy of the Volkswagen Group China is rapidly gaining pace in the world’s biggest market for e-mobility. The Group’s first factory specifically designed for the MEB platform is now commencing construction in Anting. The first model that will be produced in the factory of SAIC VOLKSWAGEN is a Volkswagen Brand SUV in 2020. Together with the FAW-Volkswagen factory in Foshan, which opened this summer, SAIC VOLKSWAGEN’s plant will begin to produce e-cars on the MEB platform directly after the first worldwide MEB-production starts in Zwickau, Germany.

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