The Foshan Plant in China, which manufactures 300,000 cars per year for a FAW-Volkswagen joint venture, is doubling the capacity to speed up EVs and SUVs production.
Foshan will be a key production site for electric vehicles, a ‘people-centric provider of sustainable mobility’. As we know, VW is going to electrify its model range, and cars currently built on the MQB platform will have the MEB architecture.
This platform developed for EVs will be introduced to the production line by 2020. Volkswagen new-generation all-electric cars will get it.
At the Foshan Plant called ‘mega-factory’ they will plan to make MEB battery systems and the newest electric models with Volkswagen’s and Audi’s latest technologies.
Regulations in China are good for investment in EVs production. VW Group is among car makers which has joint ventures in China. In 2017 they revealed plants to build 100,000 all-electric cars per year in China through a new JV with JAC.
Now they increase production capacity through their joint-venture with FAW. The Group aims to produce one million electric vehicles per year by 2025.
Photo: 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf