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US News ID 2: VW is to work with JAC from China on small electric cars

22:15  01 december  2020
22:15  01 december  2020 Source:   t3n.de

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German automaker Volkswagen said it is in talks about forming a joint venture to develop electric vehicles with China 's Anhui Jianghuai Automobile, or JAC . The move is part of Volkswagen 's new push into electric vehicles after its reputation was damaged by a scandal over diesel vehicles rigged

Volkswagen AG is weighing taking a significant stake in its Chinese electric - vehicle partner Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Corp. after rules on ownership were eased last year, people familiar Reuters earlier reported VW ’s talks with JAC Motor, as VW ’s smallest partner in China is known.

It is expected to cost 20,000 euros and will come onto the market in 2023 - VW's small electric car, probably known as ID 2. The Wolfsburg-based company will rely on support from China for production.

VW ID 3 soll bald einen kleinen Bruder bekommen. © VW AG VW ID 3 will soon have a little brother.

The small electric car from Volkswagen, which had been planned for a long time, is apparently taking on more concrete forms. After some back and forth within the group, the 20,000 Euro Stromer , which will probably appear as ID 2, is to be manufactured together with the Chinese partner JAC, as the Handelsblatt reports . According to the plans of the car manufacturer, the VW Stromer in Polo format could not be delivered until 2023 at the earliest. VW: Small electric car to be built in China

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Volkswagen Group China on Thursday confirmed the numbers that had been included in previous official Volkswagen has said it plans to produce more than 22 million electric cars in the next 10 years VW 's joint venture with JAC , approved in 2017, said last year it would launch a research and

Volkswagen announced that it has started pre-production of the Volkswagen ID at its first purely EV focused Volkswagen has been moving quickly to embrace battery electric vehicles after the diesel gate In Hefei, Anhui, China , Volkswagen has a joint venture with JAC to produce over 100,000 That's something designers have to work around and what makes the ID cars a bit taller than they

According to the information, VW wants to have a first version of the small electric car only manufactured in China - but with the option of exporting it to Europe. In addition, a second variant of the vehicle for the Seat sub-brand Cupra is to be built - also at JAC. From 2025, the two versions could then be manufactured in Seat's Spanish plant in Martorell near Barcelona.

The Spanish government is committed to this plan - probably also financially. This is to secure the future of the Seat plant in Catalonia in the long term. According to the Handelsblatt, it is also possible that the ID 2 and Cupra will be built in Bratislava. VW is already having the VW E-Up, the Seat Mii Electric and the Skoda Citigo IV manufactured there. Advantage: lower labor costs.

Cheaper batteries for 20,000-euro Stromer

In order to get to the price of around 20,000 euros, VW is to use so-called LFP batteries for small electric cars. These iron phosphate-based batteries are cheaper than conventional lithium-ion batteries. Tesla uses it, for example, in its Model 3 Standard Range Plus built in China. In view of the competitor from California, VW should hurry up with its compact electric vehicle anyway. Because Tesla boss Elon Musk had recently announced a cheap electric car

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VW Group will probably not yet achieve CO2 targets .
The Volkswagen Group will probably not quite achieve the European CO2 targets with its car fleet this year and possibly also next year. EU penalties could result. © Hendrik Schmidt / dpa-Zentralbild / dpa Volkswagen is unlikely to achieve the European CO2 targets with its car fleet this year or next year either. “We are now working under high pressure to get as close as possible to the goals,” said CEO Herbert Diess of “Wirtschaftswoche”.

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