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Volkswagen Announces Major Initiative to Spearhead Emission-free Driving in China

CEO of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft announces plans, starting in 2016, for the 'biggest initiative for e-mobility in China’s automotive history.'

Published: 23-Apr-2014

Car-making giant Volkswagen has announced it will spearhead China’s largest electric vehicle programme as it plans for a future of emission-free driving.

“The Volkswagen Group is once again assuming a pioneering role in China and launching the biggest initiative for e-mobility in China’s automotive history,” Dr Martin Winterkorn, CEO of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, announced at the Auto China motor show in Beijing.

The initiative gets underway with the launch this year of the Volkswagen brand’s electric up! and e-Golf models.

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