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FAW-Volkswagen Kaili E88 EV will electrify the China car market in 2014

October 18, 2013 by Joey Wang

FAW-Volkswagen Kaili E88 EV will electrify the China car market in 2014

The Kaili E88 EV will finally be launched on the Chinese car market in the second half of 2014, but only in limited numbers as a pilot project under a leasing scheme. Kaili is a sub brand of the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture aimed at making cheap electric cars. The English name of the brand is ‘Carely’. The E88 is their first car, it is based on the ancient 2007 Volkswagen Bora.

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Spy Shots: FAW-Volkswagen Kaili E88 EV testing in China

September 6, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

FAW-Volkswagen Kaili E88 EV

New spy shots from the FAW-Volkswagen Kaili E88 that recently got a new front fascia. Kaili is a sub-brand of the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture aimed at making cheap electric cars. The E88 is their first car, based on the outgoing Volkswagen Bora (new Bora on the way).

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Spy Shots: FAW-Volkswagen Kaili E88 gets a new face in China

August 15, 2012 by Joey Wang

FAW-Volkswagen Kaili E88 

New spy shots from the upcoming electric FAW-Volkswagen Kaili E88 show a new front with a different grille, lights and bumper than we saw in earlier spy shots. The Kaili E88 is based on the patrol-powered China-made Volkswagen Bora. Kaili is a sub-brand of the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture, aimed at making cheap electric cars. The Kaili E88 will be launched next year, but not on the general Chinese car market, Volkswagen will start with a pilot-project with a limited number of cars.

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FAW-Volkswagen Kaili gets an English name in China

June 14, 2012 by W.E. Ning

FAW-Volkswagen Kaili

Kiali is a new sub-brand from the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture, they will make cheap electric cars for the masses. Their first car will be based on the Volkswagen New Bora. A new spy shot shows the English name of the brand: Carely. How catchy. The Chinese name, Kaili, means ‘carrier’, which might have been a better name. Earlier on we heard the Bora-based Kaili would be called ‘E88’, together that makes the ‘Carely E88’. Carely has likely to do with ‘care’, for the environment and such and such. Did the Germans make it up or the Chinese? Maybe together, while getting drunk in a kareoke bar in Changchun, where the factory sits.

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Production FAW-VW Kaili E88 EV to start late 2013

August 25, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

Kaili is a sub-brand from the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture. Kaili will focus on cheap electric cars and cheap cars. The E88, likely a codename, is the first one. It is a full electric vehicle based on the FAW-VW new Bora. Production will start in late 2013 in the joint venture’s new plant in Foshan.

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More details on the FAW-Volkswagen Kaili EV

June 10, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

Kaili is a sub-brand from the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture that will focus on cheap electric cars. First one is an electric version of the China-only New Bora. Some details emerged: range is 135 km, top speed is 135 km/h. Weight is 1500 kg, 165 kg more than the patrol powered New Bora. Fast charging takes 10 minutes for 80%. The first Kaili car will debut at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show next April. Via: 163.com.

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Spy Shots: first Kaili EV based on New Bora; logo

May 18, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

The FAW-Volkswagen joint venture will create a sub-brand focused on electric cars. The brand is called Kaili and the first EV will be based on the China only FAW-Volkswagen New Bora. Bad news is: production will only start in 2014. By that time the New Bora will look very old. It seems like Volkswagen is not exactly in a hurry…

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More on Volkswagens new Kaili brand in China

May 16, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

While the timetable is uncertain, German carmaker Volkswagen will make an all-new Chinese-brand electric car called the Kaili at its joint venture with FAW Group in China. The car was recently certified by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the company said.

Volkswagen revealed earlier this year that it was in talks with its partners to develop a new, local brand specifically for Chinese consumers, but declined to reveal specifics about the segment or which of its local partners would help produce the new nameplate.
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FAW-VW to start new ‘Kai Li’ sub brand, focused on EV’s

May 9, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

Volkswagen will finally make pure EV’s but not under the Volkswagen name. The EV’s will be made by a new sub brand from the FAW-VW joint venture called Kai Li, best translated as ‘Carrier’. Read more »