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Volkswagen Up! Cloned In China

March 13, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter

Volkswagen Up! Cloned In China

The Volkswagen Up! has been cloned in China. This is the Weikerui V7, a new LSEV seen on the 2017 Jinan EV Show. It has the same shape, the same size, the same proportions, the same lights, bumpers, and even the logo is very close. Compare to…

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Volkswagen Applies for Patent on E-Up! in China

September 25, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

Volswagen has applied for patant in China on the electric E-Up!. Considering expected price of the E-Up! this likely means Volkswagen will make the minicar in China, either with joint venture partner Shanghai Automotive (SAIC) or First Auto Works (FAW). The sub-Polo-sized car might have a difficult market in China, Chinese don’t like minicars very much, ask Smart, and especially not when they are expensive, as Smart again, as the E-Up! will be  due to its advanced electric engine, even when made locally.