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12 Aug 2016

VW sees China as leading market for E-cars


Volkswagen AG is increasing its electric vehicle offerings and is looking to become the leader in China’s fast-growing e-car segment, Herbert Diess, VW’s passenger car brand chairman, said in an interview with Rebecca Eisert and Franz Rother in WirtschaftsWoche. Rejecting claims that VW was lagging behind in e-mobility, Diess said VW currently offers five electric models and had sold some 100,000 e-cars worldwide to date. The automaker has become the biggest seller in Norway, the world’s most developed electric car market, and it is looking to lead in China, which it expects to become the leading e-car market, Diess said. VW will unveil a new concept car in the coming weeks and introduce more e-cars by 2020.

Read a version of the interview in German here.

See a CLEW article about the German government's plans to subsidise e-mobility.

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