Volkswagen will start building electric cars in China in 2016
Published on November 28, 2013 by Joey Wang
Volkswagen has stated it will start mass production of electric cars in China in 2016. Volkswagen will make the electric cars at each of its two Chinese joint ventures; FAW-Volkswagen and Shanghai-Volkswagen. Which cars Volkswagen will built is yet unconfirmed but the rumor mill says the E-up! and the E-Golf will be the starters. The much publicized FAW-Volkswagen Kaili EV will remain a make-the-government-happy pilot project without any form of mass production.
Volkswagen reckons the market for electric cars in China will start to grow in the future, when fuel prices and anti-pollution measures will make the petrol-powered cars less popular.