The head of the Volkswagen auto company in China said that his company aims to construct electric vehicles in China to meet the requirment for less-poluting vehicles
– November 21 (Bloomberg).
Karl Thomas Neuman, who is the chief executive officer and president of Volkswagen’s China unit, stated that the company, along with some chinese parteners might construct two different electric car models, as soon as the end of 2013.
Neuman affirmed, that China’s and Europe’s governments getting “more realistic that electric cars could quickly replace internal- combustion engines.” In Guangzhou, South China, where Nueman is attending the auto show, he stated that it is a necessity that electric vehicles have a little time to develop.
Volkswagen is relieng on its Chinese parteners to assist them in getting ahead of its competetion, General Motors and Toyota Motors as the world’s largest automaker by 2018. As a way to increase sales, Volkswagen is investing $19 billion from 2012 through 2016 in the nation it first entered itself in about three decades ago.
Karl Nueman restated the plans of Volkswagen to double its full production load by 2015, he also announced that it will top 2 million deliveries in China this year. On November 11, the maker of three famous cars the Jetta, Sedan, and the Tiguan SUV stated that he sold almost 1.9 million cars in the first 10 months, which was an increase of about 15 percent from the last year
While passenger-car deliveries may grow over 9 percent this year, says Karl Nueman, the whole chinese auto demand may only increase around 2 percent. Newman said that Volkswagen is “very optimistic in the medium term” on the vehicle want in China, even with the small rate of ownership.
Slowing down from the 32 percent of the last year, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers exposed the nationwide car sales, they showed the sales only increased about 5 percent, what hurt the demand was the taking away of the government purchase incentives.
Along with the China FAW Group Corporation and the SAIC Motor Corporation, Volkswgen constructs cars and sport-utility vehicles in China. Kyle Nueman states that the
two buisness parteners will each contruct an electric car prototype and each will expose test fleets next year. He states that by the end of 2018 Volkswagen plans to have constructed 10,000 electric vehicles in China.