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Volkswagen CEO: slow start to EV push in China

Volkswagen is facing challenges in the rollout of its electric vehicle lineup in China, the world's largest car market, Chief Executive Herbert Diess said at the group's strategy day on Tuesday.

Volkswagen CEO: slow start to EV push in China

FILE PHOTO: The logo of German carmaker Volkswagen is seen on a rim cap in a showroom of a Volkswagen car dealer in Brussels, Belgium July 9, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

WOLFSBURG, Germany: Volkswagen is facing challenges in the rollout of its electric vehicle lineup in China, the world's largest car market, Chief Executive Herbert Diess said at the group's strategy day on Tuesday.

"In China, we had a bit of a slow start," Diess said, but added the group had doubled sales in June and that it saw a high intake of orders for its ID.6 vehicle.

"The ramp-up is coming," he said.

Company sources told Reuters last month that Volkswagen's ID series - the backbone of its electric vehicle ambitions - was off to a worryingly slow start in China.

(Reporting by Christoph Steitz; Editing by Maria Sheahan)

Source: Reuters

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