August 13, 2022
The development for Audi FAW New Power Automobile Co., Ltd. will get started in Changchun,

The development for Audi FAW New Power Automobile Co., Ltd. will get started in Changchun, Jilin Province, on the finish of June, aimed toward changing into a key milestone in Audi’s electrification technique in China.

Audi has invested about 2.6 billion euros ($2.7 billion) within the challenge, together with the status quo of a brand new corporate and a brand new manufacturing base. Audi FAW New Power Automobile Co., Ltd. may be the primary three way partnership with a majority stake from Audi in China. The brand new manufacturing base has a deliberate annual manufacturing capability of 150,000 cars, and it’s deliberate to be put into manufacturing by way of the tip of 2024, in line with top rate platform electrical (PPE) constructed for the Chinese language marketplace.

Helmut Stettner, a former supervisor of Audi’s Neckarsulm manufacturing facility, will function CEO of the brand new corporate. He brings wealthy revel in within the Chinese language marketplace, having labored as a manufacturing facility and manufacturing supervisor at FAW-Volkswagen Changchun Base from 2011 to 2015. “China is Audi’s biggest unmarried marketplace on this planet, appearing robust expansion momentum, particularly within the box of electrical cars. By way of development this brand-new natural electrical automobile manufacturing base, Audi is taking a key step in opposition to its long term in China,” he stated.

Audi predicts that by way of 2030, China’s high-end car marketplace will develop to five.8 million cars, together with 3.1 million electrical cars. Because of this the gross sales quantity of EVs will surpass that of conventional gasoline cars for the primary time.

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Since September 2020, Audi has produced its “e-tron” type on the FAW-Volkswagen Changchun Base. Now, Audi could have its first manufacturing facility devoted to the manufacturing of natural electrical cars in China. In line with the plan, 3 fashions inside the Audi A6 e-tron and Audi Q6 e-tron collection will probably be put into manufacturing on the new base. Stettner stated, “In the end about 3,000 other people will sign up for the brand new base.”

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