Volkswagen, China's JAC in talks to make electric cars

Volkswagen, China's JAC in talks to make electric cars
In this Oct. 5, 2015, file photo, the VW sign of Germany's Volkswagen car company is displayed at the building of a company's retailer in Berlin. Volkswagen Truck & Bus, an arm of the German automaker Volkswagen, is buying a minority stake in Navistar. The two companies also said Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, that they will enter a procurement joint venture that will help source parts for both businesses. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

German automaker Volkswagen said Wednesday it is in talks about forming a joint venture to develop electric vehicles with China's Anhui Jianghuai Automobile, or JAC.

The move is part of Volkswagen's new push into electric vehicles after its reputation was damaged by a scandal over rigged to cheat on emissions testing. Volkswagen aims to come up with 30 new models over the next ten years.

Electric vehicles so far are not a major part of the global car market. But companies are working on them in hopes that battery range will improve, and to meet tougher emissions standards.

Volkswagen said it had signed a memorandum of understanding Tuesday with Jianghuai to evaluate the possibility of joining forces. No financial details were disclosed.

The announcement also follows Chinese government policy changes to spur electric vehicle development. Communist leaders see as an opportunity for China, the biggest auto market by number of units sold, to seize a leading role in a fledgling industry with no established competitors.

Beijing said last year automakers will be allowed to create separate electric vehicle brands that will face less complex ownership and other regulations than traditional internal combustion manufacturers. That has allowed a flurry of Chinese technology companies with no auto background to obtain licenses to build electric cars.

"They want to raise the technical capabilities of the sector and for that they want better-quality players to enter the sector," said Namrita Chow, an analyst with IHS Automotive.

Chinese buyers have been put off by the limited travel range of electrics and reports of batteries catching fire. But the government is trying to encourage sales by offering incentives, including exemption from sales taxes and quotas on new license plates.

Jianghuai is little-known abroad but ranks No. 9 among auto brands in China in total number of cars and SUVs sold. The company already sells an all-electric sedan, the iEV.

Demand in China for all-electric models is modest but Jianghuai said iEV sales in April, the latest month reported, rose 400 percent to 2,331 vehicles. First quarter sales were 4,410 units.

Jianghuai's total sales of cars, trucks and SUVs in the first seven months of 2016 rose 11.4 percent over a year earlier to 370,000 units, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, an industry group.

"Jianghuai already is quite a player in China," said Chow.

The company announced an agreement in April to provide manufacturing for NextEV, a startup electric car brand backed by Chinese technology companies. The first cars are due out next year.


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Sep 11, 2016
Our little VW e-Golf was perfect with not a single thing wrong. Since Feb we have saved almost 500 gallons of gasoline, running on the power from our PV panels. It has the performance of a sports car, and the economy of nothing else.

Sep 11, 2016
Our little VW e-Golf was perfect with not a single thing wrong. Since Feb we have saved almost 500 gallons of gasoline, running on the power from our PV panels. It has the performance of a sports car, and the economy of nothing else
Yeah. Imaginary cars rarely break down and run very well on power supplied by imaginary PV systems.

We all know you are full of shit george but maybe you could prove the world wrong by posting pics of your PV and EV on your little website instead of sending pics of your neighbors roof to ira?

Imagine how ashamed we would be then, and how proud you would feel.

Or maybe those things don't matter to you?

"He does bizarre and self-destructive things because consequences that would fill the ordinary man with shame, self-loathing, and embarrassment simply do not affect the psychopath at all. What to others would be a disaster is to him merely a fleeting inconvenience."

Sep 11, 2016
This thread concerns electric vehicles made by VW. I have one. It is blue. We have saved a ton of money with it so far. We will use the savings to buy a better EV next.

Those with no experience in EVs and those with no science background have nothing to say, so they attack the others who do.

Pathetic.

Sep 12, 2016
thread concerns electric vehicles made by VW. I have one. It is blue. We have saved a ton of money with it so far. We will use the savings to buy a better EV next.

Those with no experience in EVs and those with no science background have nothing to say, so they attack the others who do
Yes and I have a spaceship. It is red. Would you like to see it?

Warning I might send you a pic of my neighbors spaceship because mine is imaginary but I am very desperate to impress people and also because I love to lie.

Ira checked with the DMV. You don't own an EV. You're a liar.

And you're proud of being a liar because you're a very sick old man and it's all you got left.

But maybe we're all wrong. Please post pics of your paraphenalia on your website.

You must admit this would be easier than sending out pics of your neighbors paraphernalia and also your redacted MS which turned out to be not what you said it was.

Lying gets harder the older you get I suppose.

Sep 12, 2016
Those of us with EVs are way ahead of those shut-ins who can't get out of their XXXXL pants. For one, I can go driving around silently, cruising past gas stations, just to remember what it was like having to worship at the pump.

Can you drive? Have a real license? I ask because you only seem to "know" what you just have read. It is like you are locked in a room with books and no life.

I guess that is why you are so hard on those with real lives - jealousy.

Sep 12, 2016
I guess that is why you are so hard on those with real lives - jealousy
Yeah I always wanted to be an old psychopath who had to invent a life he could be proud of instead of living the one he has.

That one being the one he has let everybody know about because as lying psychopaths go, hes not a very good one.

Yeah I always wanted to be one of those.
https://www.youtu...olRhVdEI

COME ON george. You like sharing pictures. Just share real ones that prove us wrong instead of ones that prove youre a liar.

Whats so hard about that??

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