Volkswagen intends to introduce a pure battery electric vehicle in China in 2018.
According to Mr. Jochem Heizmann, Chief of Volkswagen China, the company is eyeing the Chinese market and is planning to launch an all-electric car in this country next year.
Volkswagen is planning to launch an all-electric car in this country next year.
However, the German carmaker’s head also stated that the Chinese authorities have been ambivalent about the China's New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) quotas, i.e. how a system of credits for NEVs will be structured and whether it would be softened or not.
It is the lack of clarity about the electric car quotas that forces VW to take up an aggressive launch approach in this market. "The rules look like they are being revised," Heizmann added.
It is the lack of clarity about the electric car quotas that forces VW to take up an aggressive launch approach in this market.
A lobbying campaign from Berlin has been run with the aim of persuading the Chinese authorities to facilitate the proposals. This may be helpful as claimed by Heizmann.
In addition, according to the latest car news, Chinese policymakers have also put forward suggestions that force car manufacturers to meet the sales targets for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles. In fact, the targets are set at 7% for the year 2020 and 15% by the year 2025.