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  • Volkswagen commits to increasing the e-car share in the Chinese market to 50 percent of total deliveries by 2035 at the World New Energy Vehicle Congress (WNEVC)
  • Local R&D in China will be strengthened with more than 4,500 engineers working on future technologies
  • Volkswagen CEO Dr. Herbert Diess: “The Chinese car market is of vital importance for Volkswagen's e-offensive. We want to expand our leadership role through local partnerships and increased R&D work in the country.”

Volkswagen is striving for the lead in transforming the auto industry towards electric mobility in China. This was endorsed by the CEO of Volkswagen AG, Dr. Herbert Diess, at the first World New Energy Vehicle Congress (WNEVC) in the southern Chinese city of Boao. The Boao Consensus, which describes the strategic results of the congress, foresees e-cars accounting for 50% of annual global car sales by 2035. Within the Chinese market, Volkswagen commits to that goal as well, making China pivotal for Volkswagen Group’s decarbonization strategy. Volkswagen intends to offer 14 electrified models to Chinese customers this year. By 2028, more than half of the Group's planned 22 million electric cars will be produced in China. At the same time, Volkswagen is strengthening its local R&D. More than 4,500 engineers work on future technologies in the country.

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