That’s a step in the right direction, but still not enough to reach the target of 80,000-100,000 units by the end of the year. The problem is the slow start in Spring that required marketing adjustments.
The two joint ventures (with FAW and SAIC), with a massive manufacturing capacity of up to 300,000 cars annually each, have to continue to increase the rate. Easy to say, but the EV competition in China is extremely .
According to a separate sales report, the total number of Volkswagen plug-ins (ID. and non-ID.) in China stand at 10,791 in August and 64,042 YTD.
For reference, during the first half of the year, Volkswagen sold about 92,859 passenger all-electric cars globally, including 6,230 ID.4 in the U.S.
It will be interesting to see how the numbers for MEB-based EVs will progress in the long term.
In China Volkswagen offers MEB-based EVs through two separate joint ventures:
- FAW-Volkswagen – production plant in Foshan, up to 300,000 annually
- SAIC Volkswagen – production plant in Anting, up to 300,000 annually
ID.3 (later this year)