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Due to be completed in mid-2022, the plant is expected to start production in the second half of 2023.

Volkswagen China Group recently started construction of a brand new MEB plant at Volkswagen Anhui. As the third of the Group’s pure electric vehicle manufacturing plants in China, following the completion of the Anting (SAIC VW) and Foshan (FAW-VW) plants, the Volkswagen Anhui plant will be supplied with green energy from first day. Due to be completed in mid-2022, the plant is expected to start production in the second half of 2023.

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By 2025, the Volkswagen China group plans to deliver up to 1.5 million new energy vehicles (NEVs) per year. Dr Stephan Wollenstein, CEO of Volkswagen China Group, said: “With China being the world’s largest single market for NEV vehicles, we need to strengthen our local skills, and Volkswagen Anhui is an important part of it. through green energy from day one, we demonstrate our commitment to reducing carbon emissions beyond our fleet. “

The company recently introduced the China-specific ID.6 three-row SUV

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The new body shop will cover approximately 141,000 square meters and is part of the total project area, together covering approximately 500,000 m². The new plant will incorporate a number of energy-saving strategies as part of overall efforts to reduce overall carbon emissions, including the adoption of low-energy production equipment. A fleet of battery and component suppliers is also planned for construction in the area.

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Volkswagen Anhui will have around 500 people on board by 2025, with a focus on R&D and technical innovations. By combining R&D, quality assurance, pre-sales manufacturing and testing under one roof, Volkswagen Anhui will provide the Group with a faster time to market for new electric mobility products.

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