The Volkswagen Group (VW) has commenced production of APP 310 electric drive at a factory in Tianjin, China, to be used in the group’s electric vehicles (EVs).
The company can produce 880,000 units of automotive components in Tianjin and at VW’s Kassel, Germany factory at present. By 2023, the group plans to scale up its drive train output to 1.4 million units to boost its EV manufacturing capabilities as the world trends toward it.
The components made in Tianjin will be supplied to First Automobile Works, a Chinese company, which outsources production for VW’s ID.4 models as well as EVs for its subsidiaries, Audi and Porsche. Meanwhile, the Kassel factory will continue to provide components to VW’s factories in Europe and North America.