News Digest Item
31 Aug 2018

Chinese carmaker Chery prepares for e-car production in Germany

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Chinese car producer Chery prepares for entering the European market with a purely electric car produced near Frankfurt in Germany, Hendrik Ankenbrand writes in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Chen Anning, CEO of the state-owned Chinese carmaker, said “China has the world’s biggest e-car market and is also the overall number one in e-car development.” The company therefore “wants to use its advantage to beat European competitors in their home markets,” Chen said. While German companies talk a lot about electric mobility, so far they have delivered very little, he added. According to the company, Chery is already hiring “important experts” from the German car industry and could attempt a market entry “by 2020 or later.”

Read the article in German here (paywall).

See the CLEW articles Chinese-German battery cell deal key step for mobility transition and the dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers for more information.

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