Is this finally The End for Tesla? We ave heard it numerous times about the flamboyant owner and its flamboyant vehicles, but mass produced, and affordable is what the world wants in Alternative Energy and EV’s right now. And as good as Tesla vehicles are… soon they may not be able to match the output of the dynamics of German engineering and Chinese manufacturing prowess.
In about a year, Volkswagen Group may catch up to Tesla’s capacity to make electric cars. VW said Tuesday it is building two plants in China to produce a total of 600,000 vehicles on its dedicated battery-car platform, MEB.
The new factories in Anting and Foshan will open a few months after Germany’s Zwickau, which will assemble as many as 330,000 cars annually and is slated to get started by year-end.
Following through with plans to reach this level of scale will likely leave Tesla trailing behind. Its lone vehicle assembly plant operating in Fremont, California, can make about 500,000 cars. The electric-car leader expects to start output on the outskirts of Shanghai at the end of this year and produce 250,000 vehicles a year initially.
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In about a year, Volkswagen Group may catch up to – or surpass – Tesla’s capacity to make electric cars In about a year, Volkswagen Group may catch up to Tesla’s capacity to make electric cars. VW said Tuesday it is building two plants in China to produce a total of 600,000 vehicles on its dedicated battery-car platform, MEB.
Electric cars in China have been spontaneously combusting, but players in the industry are charging ahead. The latest development sees German auto giant Volkswagen and its local partner Jianghuai Automobile Co (JAC) planning to set up a major electric vehicle (EV) plant in eastern China’s Anhui province.
SK Innovation will build a second electrical vehicle battery production plant in China by investing 580 billion won. The company is also likely to set up a joint venture (JV) with Volkswagen, which plans to build a battery cell plant in western Germany by investing one billion euros.SK Innovation he