Volkswagen to sell China-built EVs in Europe

Luke Pereira
Volkswagen to sell China-built EVs in Europe

Volkswagen’s Cupra brand will produce its Tavascan in China, joining the likes of other EVs from Tesla, BMW, and Renault

Volkswagen (VW) will follow Tesla, BMW and other automakers in exporting electric cars from China to Europe, citing limited production capacity in its home market.

Electric cars that are already being shipped from Chinese factories to European showrooms include Tesla’s Model 3, BMW’s iX3 and Renault’s Dacia Spring.

China-made EVs seem to be gaining quite some traction too as we saw with BYD’s Atto 3, a high-quality and energy-efficient EV that is decently priced despite being made in China.

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The VW Group said its Spanish brand Cupra will produce its first full-electric SUV, the Tavascan, at one of its joint ventures’ factories in Anhui. Built on the same MEB platform as the VW ID series, the Tavascan is slated to go on sale in Europe in 2024. This is the second Cupra model built on the MEB platform after the Born hatchback.

Check out our review of the Kia EV6 here.

“The Anhui factory was the plant with the right capacity and technology at the time of production planning,” VW said in a statement, adding it has no plans to produce other vehicles in China for export.

VW is working on its five-year financial plan to decide which new models will be built in which factories and how much money to invest in those locations by the middle of the decade. These decisions are based on the launch of software platforms for future electric models, which the company has repeatedly delayed.


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