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  • 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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Dr. Christoph Ludewig
Volkswagen Group China | PR & Communications
Tel. +86 10 6531 5482