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VW wants to get back on track with "China Speed"

The wind is currently blowing from the front for the Volkswagen brand: it is losing importance in China and is having to cut back production of the electric ID models in Germany. There is a lack of demand and supplier parts. It is precisely in this perfect storm that brand boss Thomas Schäfer is launching the new electric flagship, the Volkswagen ID 7. But Schäfer has a plan to get back on the road to success - in Europe, China and worldwide, he reveals in an interview with Autoren-Union Mobilität.

A new pace is being set in development - "China Speed", 36 months from the idea to the finished car. And the young, tech-savvy target group should finally come into its own at VW. Despite the recent weakness in demand, VW remains on course to become a pure electric brand, said Schäfer in an interview with the media of the Autoren-Union Mobilität. Even if the Tiguan, Passat and Co. are now being joined by new models with petrol and diesel engines: "Our production of combustion engines in Europe will probably come to an end in 2033," said Schäfer. (aum)

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