Volkswagen Group China has begun development on a SAIC Volkswagen manufacturing facility particularly designed to mass-produce EVs in Shanghai. The manufacturing facility will start manufacturing in 2020 to ship new SAIC Volkswagen EV fashions.
The ability is designed to provide Modular Electrical Drive Equipment (MEB)-based autos and battery programs, and is predicted to provide 300,000 autos per yr. Volkswagen says its MEB platform will energy autos with further house and expanded battery capability.
“By constructing a manufacturing facility particularly designed for MEB manufacturing, we're strengthening our actions in China’s e-mobility market,” stated Volkswagen Group CEO Dr. Herbert Diess.
Aligning with Business four.zero practices, the 610,000-square-meter manufacturing facility will use over 1,400 robots in addition to AI, AR and VR applied sciences. It would additionally embrace urgent gear, battery meeting workshops, an elevated stereoscopic warehouse and proving grounds, and can use eco-friendly processes to advertise water preservation, power effectivity and carbon dioxide discount, Volkswagen says.