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According to European media reports on November 2, the Volkswagen ID.6 is expected to be launched in Europe in 2022, and the new car will be produced in a Chinese factory, with about 15,000 units exported annually (or 80,000 units over five years). The ID.6 will be Volkswagen's first domestic model to be exported to Europe.
ID.6 is Volkswagen's specially made model for China, including SAIC Volkswagen ID.6X and FAW-Volkswagen ID.6 CROZZ, both of which have been launched in China. At present, the ID. Family sells two models in the European market, ID.3 and ID.4. The addition of ID.6 will fill the vacancy in the segment of 7-seat pure electric SUV in this market.
According to the official data of Volkswagen, the ID. Family sold nearly 30,000 cars in China in the first three quarters. In the list of new energy passenger cars, few ID. Model figure.
Whereas it is tepid at home, it is burning hot in Europe. According to the statistics of carsalesbase, in the first eight months of this year, the cumulative sales of ID.3 and ID.4 in Europe were nearly 80,000. In particular, ID.3 once surpassed Tesla Model 3 to win the European pure electric model sales crown.
At present, the domestic ID. Family mainly produces in the Anting factory of SAIC Volkswagen and the Foshan factory of FAW-Volkswagen, with a cumulative annual production capacity of 600,000 vehicles. Its main production bases in Europe are Zwickau and Dresden, Germany, with a cumulative annual production capacity of 330,000 vehicles.
According to Car-news, Volkswagen's MEB production capacity in China accounts for 60% of its global production capacity. In the first three quarters of this year, the Chinese market only accounted for 16.1% of Volkswagen Group's global BEV sales, with a rather low capacity utilization rate. By contrast, Europe's 71.6% market share corresponds to only about 30% of capacity. Relying on overseas markets to absorb some of the capacity through exports is a shortcut.
In July, the European Union proposed a "Fit for 55" plan to tighten emissions standards for new cars and ban fuel cars from 2035. Meanwhile, Europe is also heavily subsidizing new energy vehicles.
Gao Xiang, senior vice president of marketing at BMW Brilliance Automotive Co LTD, once pointed out that Europe's tax subsidies are strong, but consumers have limited choice of models, and the market has strong demand for pure electric models.
In the first three quarters, China and Europe led other countries and regions with 51 percent and 35 percent share of the new energy market, respectively, according to the association. According to the analysis of the association, because the industrial chain of the world's new energy vehicles is in China, the rapid growth of European new energy vehicles drives the sales growth of the whole series of products of China's new energy vehicle industrial chain to Europe, which is also a good industrial pull. In particular, mature new energy vehicles, charging piles, three electric series products have a large export volume, which is also an opportunity to promote the development of China's industry.