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Volkswagen Group China showcases its vision for sustainable mobility at China International Import Expo

Volkswagen Group China showcases its vision for
sustainable mobility at China International Import Expo

● An electrified lineup of 6 NEV car models from Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche demonstrates the Group’s commitment to leading the e-mobility transformation of China.
● Group’s strategy to bolster an emission-free era of mobility is supported by its broadened e mobility portfolio, enhanced Group R&D capabilities and smart mobility solutions.
● Stephan Wöllenstein: “Sustainability is a strategic driver for our company. We set the goal to become net carbon neutral by 2050. With our focus on Chinese customers’ demand, we are developing tailor-made products and services to support this target. A China-specific decar bonization index will make our progress transparent starting next year.

Shanghai, November 5, 2019. Volkswagen Group China is showcasing its vision for sustainable mobility with three Group brands - Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche - as well as Mobility Asia, its subsidiary for smart mobility solutions, at the 2nd China International Import Expo (CIIE). To drive a new era of sustainable mobility in China, the automaker is presenting its NEV strategy with an electrified lineup of six models, enhanced Group R&D capabilities and smart mobility ecosystem initiatives. With all these efforts, Volkswagen Group China is committing to play a major part in the Group-wide goal of becoming net carbon neutral by 2050.

“We have electrified the CIIE, underlining our e-mobility efforts in China. By the end of 2019, we plan to offer 14 NEV models - with six of them already displayed here,” said Dr. Stephan Wöllenstein, CEO of Volkswagen Group China. “Meanwhile, through enhanced Group R&D capabilities and strengthened smart mobility eco-systems, we continue to increase our efforts in supporting China’s shift to a more sustainable future. By 2050, we strive to be fully net carbon neutral.”

Volkswagen Group China’s “goTOzero” initiative is paving the way to reach this goal. By 2025, electric models will represent up to 35% of the model portfolio and CO2 emissions from the cars will be reduced by 30% over their lifecycle compared to 2015. Also by 2025, Chinese factories will produce 30% less waste, use 30% less energy and water by vehicle, and will emit 30% less CO2 overall compared to 2015.。

To support turning this vision into reality, Group R&D power is being enhanced, by bringing to￾gether more than 4,500 R&D experts and combining competencies from Audi and Volkswagen Brand R&D teams to achieve greater R&D productivity, tailor-made market solutions, brand spe￾cific experiences for customers and a reduced time to market. Strategically, Group R&D China will focus on five fields: automated driving and intelligent connected vehicles, Fuel efficiency in next generation combustion engines, NEV energy efficiency and safety, connectivity and digitalization as well as innovation and design.

To further support this goal, Mobility Asia, a fully owned subsidiary of Volkswagen Group China, is working hard to provide a connected lifestyle, enhancing every moment of customers’ mobility experience through synergies of mobility infrastructure, vehicles and services. With advanced technologies such as the Mobility AI Assistant and Smart Location Based Services, Mobility Asia is redefining the understanding of what mobility will be in the future, gradually connect smart mobility with other smart services, providing users with connected mobility solutions and making sustainable mobility more convenient, smooth and realistic, based on real data from local environments. At CIIE 2019, Mobility Asia showcased for the first time its thoroughly human oriented future mobility solutions, illustrating scenarios including smart dating, smart travel, smart community and smart education.

Enterprises from more than 100 countries, regions and international organizations are participating in the CIIE, themed “New Era, Shared Future”. In that spirit, Audi, Volkswagen Brand and Porsche are presenting a series of next-generation electric cars and connected technologies.

Audi is showcasing their commitment of being “Consistently electric” – as one of four strategic pillars towards future mobility of the Four Rings. The Audi e-tron is the first fully-electric model and presents the brand’s first step in e-mobility. Together with FAW-VW, Audi will have launched 9 NEV models in China by 2021. In addition to the fully-electric approach, Audi is further expanding its model portfolio of hybrid models. By 2025, the Four Rings will electrify all segments. Striving towards the new era of mobility, it is the company’s strategic vision of unleashing the beauty of sustainable mobility.

As the Group’s namesake brand, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand will be setting the pace for the electric transformation process of the Group. Being the people’s car, the brand has defined its purpose for the years to come as being on the way to emission-free mobility for all. This purpose, of course, comes with a wide range of products. The current portfolio of 5 NEV versions of existing models will grow to 10 by the end of 2020. From 2020, another 10 models, based on the electriconly MEB platform, will follow within three years. The first production model for China will be the ID. ‘ChuJian’ – an electric SUV. The ID.3 model on display at CIIE will follow shortly after, and has already been confirmed for production at SAIC VOLKSWAGEN’s new MEB factory in Anting.

Porsche is featuring a suite of innovative new models, including the first fully-electric sports car, the Taycan; three-times Le Mans winner, the 919 Hybrid; and the Cayenne E-Hybrid, that all tie in with the brand’s mantra, “Soul, Electrified”. The electric powertrain is embedded deep in the Porsche DNA, with the company's founder – Dr. Ferdinand Porsche – creating the world's first functionally operational fully-hybrid vehicle more than a century ago. By 2025, half of all sales from the Porsche product range will be from electrically or partially electrically driven plug-in hybrid models.