Audi and FAW signed a MoU for the joint production of electric vehicles based on the PPE platform. The memorandum of understanding was signed during the Germany-China Automobile Conference in Changchun, northern China.
In the future, Audi will also bring Premium Platform Electric (PPE) to China, that was developed with Porsche.
Markus Duesmann, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG said, “This decision emphasizes the strategic importance of the Chinese market. We are thus actively pushing forward with innovations locally”.
Now Audi is affirming its cooperation with FAW. Audi is also following its commitment for sustainable China and is specifically developing its locally produced drive portfolio according to the Chinese premium customers’ demands.
Werner Eichhorn, President of Audi China said, “This is a further milestone in our electrification strategy for the Chinese market. We are also confirming our commitment both to our longstanding Chinese partner FAW and to our activities in China, which we are now taking to a new level”.
Audi and FAW are producing the all-electric Q2L e-tron and the plug-in hybrid A6L TFSIe and previously imported Audi e-tron has been produced in Changchun since the end of September. By 2025, Audi will generate approximately one third of its unit sales in China of electric cars.
From January through September 2020, Audi delivered 512,081 vehicles to customers in China. Despite the interruptions in production the brand achieved the best result in its 30-year history in China.
Audi already produces at four locations in China in the FAW-VW joint venture with a total capacity of approximately 700,000 vehicles.
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