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” The Audi FAW NEV task is an essential foundation of Audis electrification method in China,” a Volkswagen spokesperson stated, verifying the approval.
” We are consequently pressing forward the appropriate works in this task. The construction of the plant is prepared to start in the second quarter of 2022.”
FAW did not instantly react to demands for comment on Tuesday.
Audi, Volkswagens premium automaker, signed a memorandum of understanding with FAW in October 2020 to collectively produce premium electrical cars (EVs) in China, the worlds largest automobile market.
In November, Audi stated the plant was behind schedule due to a delay in approval by the pertinent authorities. learn more
The German automobile maker has a longstanding collaboration with FAW to make combustion engine cars in Changchun and the southern city of Foshan.
Audi likewise prepares to make lorries with Shanghai-based automaker SAIC Motor (600104. SS), with an objective for amazed vehicles to represent a third of Chinese sales by 2025.
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Reporting by Brenda Goh; Editing by Tom Hogue and Muralikumar Anantharaman.
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SHANGHAI, Feb 15 (Reuters) – Volkswagens (VOWG_p. DE) Audi and its Chinese state-owned partner FAW Group (SASAJ.UL) have actually received approval from Chinese authorities to start building on their $3.3 billion electric lorry joint endeavor plant, according to a federal government notice.
The preparation regulator of Chinas northeastern province of Jilin said work on the plant, which will be based in the provincial capital of Changchun city, is planned to start in April and that the business will invest a total of 20.93 billion yuan ($ 3.29 billion) in the plant.
The plant will begin production in December 2024 and have the capability to make 150,000 cars and trucks a year, according to the regulator. Its declaration likewise showed the approval was provided on Feb. 11, which the endeavor plans to produce 3 electric models, consisting of Audis e-tron SUV.

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