Volkswagen plans to sell 28 million BEVs worldwide by 2028, more than 50% of those - in China

20 January 2020, 06:17:08

Volkswagen plans to sell 28 million BEVs worldwide by 2028, more than 50% of those - in ChinaVolkswagen entered the Chinese market some 40 years ago and since then, has sold more than 42 million cars in China. Currently, the Group sells around 40% of its cars in China. Every fifth car sold in China bears the logo of one of the brands from the Group. For the past year, even against the car market trend in China, VW Group experienced an increase in market share together with its joint-ventures FAW-Volkswagen, SAIC Volkswagen and JAC Volkswagen. As part of the Group's e-offensive, the "second home market" will become even more important in the next few years. By 2028, Volkswagen plans to sell 28 million battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) worldwide, more than half of them - in China.

According to VW, the general conditions for electric cars are better in China than anywhere else in the world. "People's mindset and government policies are geared more towards electric cars than in any other country," says CEO Herbert Diess. Even with financial subsidies being cut, electric cars continue to offer some convincing advantages - they are not banned in large cities on certain days. In addition, get approval more quickly than ICE vehicles, etc. "A healthy market cannot be based on financial incentives," says Stephan Wöllenstein, CEO of Volkswagen Group China. "Therefore, the reduction of subsidies for electric vehicles will benefit the market in the long term."

With the ID. Next, Volkswagen gives an outlook on the first model of the ID. Family for China. The car should go into production at the end of 2020. There will be hybrid versions for several already established models this year as well. Audi is bringing the e-tron and the e-tron Sportback to the Middle Kingdom, and Porsche is coming to China with the Taycan and a hybrid version of the Panamera.

Actually, this year the plants of SAIC Volkswagen in Anting and FAW-Volkswagen in Foshan start manufacturing vehicles based on MEB with a production capacity of around 600,000 purely electric vehicles "Made in China" every year. Local MEB production will then be expanded to 15 different MEB models from different brands by 2025. And by 2035, half of all cars sold are to be equipped with an electric drive.

"The Chinese car market is vital to Volkswagen's success. We want to consolidate our leadership role through local partnerships and increased development work in the country," emphasizes Herbert Diess. Volkswagen has, therefore, merged the Group's research and development departments with those of the Volkswagen and Audi brands in Beijing. In the future, more than 4,500 engineers will work together on future technologies such as autonomous driving, digitalization and connectivity as well as design.

"China is the world leader in digitization and intelligent mobility technologies. Our research and development department develops new technologies through cooperation with strong Chinese partners and examines trends that are relevant to the automotive sector. China will largely determine the car of the new decade," says Stephan Wöllenstein. The close integration of local research and development capacities is intended to anchor Volkswagen even more firmly in the Chinese market. Volkswagen is thus setting the course for success in the future.Source

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Length: 184.8 in / 4694 mm
Width: 72.8 in / 1849 mm
Height: 56.8 in / 1443 mm
Curb weight: 4100.6 lb / 1860 kg
Electric motor #1: 211 kW, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 147 kW, Location: Front
Battery: 79.5 kWh, Voltage: 360 V

2021 Tesla Model 3

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Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 184.8 in / 4694 mm
Width: 72.8 in / 1849 mm
Height: 56.8 in / 1443 mm
Curb weight: 4071.94 lb / 1847 kg
Electric motor #1: 188 kW, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 147 kW, Location: Front
Battery: 79.5 kWh, Voltage: 360 V

2021 Tesla Model Y

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Length: 187.0 in / 4751 mm
Width: 75.6 in / 1921 mm
Height: 63.9 in / 1624 mm
Curb weight: 4415.86 lb / 2003 kg
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Battery: 74 kWh

2021 Tesla Model Y

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Length: 187.0 in / 4751 mm
Width: 75.6 in / 1921 mm
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2021 Tesla Model X

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Length: 198.3 in / 5037 mm
Width: 78.7 in / 1999 mm
Height: 66.0 in / 1676 mm
Curb weight: 5740.84 lb / 2604 kg
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Length: 198.3 in / 5037 mm
Width: 78.7 in / 1999 mm
Height: 66.0 in / 1676 mm
Curb weight: 5630.61 lb / 2554 kg
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Length: 196.0 in / 4978 mm
Width: 77.3 in / 1963 mm
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Length: 196.0 in / 4978 mm
Width: 77.3 in / 1963 mm
Height: 56.5 in / 1435 mm
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Length: 196.0 in / 4978 mm
Width: 77.3 in / 1963 mm
Height: 56.5 in / 1435 mm
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