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SAIC Volkswagen said to roll out 3 MEB-based EV models

Monika From Gasgoo| July 31 , 2019

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- SAIC Volkswagen celebrated in last October the first spade cut for a new plant in Anting, Shanghai, which will be Volkswagen’s first factory specifically designed for the its Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB), the group's first all-electric automotive modular platform developed for mass production.

The facility is scheduled to start production by 2020 with a planned annual capacity of 300,000 vehicles. It will produce new BEV models of SAIC Volkswagen, including medium- and large-sized all-electric SUVs as well as battery systems, said the German auto group.

The Anting-based plant is slated to roll out three MEB-based EV models, according to an inside document from SAIC Volkswagen. Two of them should be the ID. ROOMZZ and the Skoda VISON iV, which have been unveiled at the Auto Shanghai 2019.

ID. ROOMZZ

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(Photo source: Volkswagen)

According to Volkswagen, the newest member of the ID. Family—the ID. ROOMZZ—is a zero-emission SUV of 5-meter class which is designed to suit both family and business demands. The new model is set to be initially launched into Chinese market in 2021.

With its 82-kWh battery, the ID. ROOMZZ boasts a NEDC-rated range of up to 475km and can be recharged to 80% of its capacity through a 150kW (DC) fast charging system within around half an hour. 

Besides, two electric motors can continuously mobilize 225kW (electric 4MOTION) of system power. The ID. ROOMZZ can sprint from 0-100km/h in 6.6 seconds and run at a top speed of up to 180km/h (electronically regulated).

Skoda VISION iV

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(Photo source: Skoda)

As Skoda's first all-electric sedan model based on the MEB platform, the VISION iV is expected to be introduced to China as Skoda is discussing the plan with SAIC Motor, according to local media reports.

The brand said it has made visual and technological adaptations to the VISION iV particularly for the Chinese market. Powered by a 150kW electric motor at the rear, the vehicle can run at a maximum speed of 160km/h. The compact lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 83 kWh offers a range of up to 500 km (WLTP).

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