Volkswagen and Chinese automaker BYD sign memorandum of
During an informational visit by the
Chinese carmaker BYD “Build Your Dreams” – led by the Chairman
of the Board of Management, Wang Chuanfu – a memorandum of
understanding was signed last week by Mr Wang and Dr Winterkorn.
Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the
Board for Technical Development at Volkswagen, insisted on
personally providing the delegation of Chinese top managers with
The visit, which took place first at
the Elektrotraktion Technology Centre in Isenbüttel and then at
the test tracks in Wolfsburg, featured technical discussions and
test drives with a variety of vehicles such as the Golf
twinDrive and the prototype for an electric vehicle.
"Volkswagen will consistently expand
its successful ‘BlueMotionTechnologies’. Hybrids and electric
vehicles will play an increasingly important role, of course.
Particularly for the Chinese market, potential partners such as
BYD could support us in quickly expanding our activities,"
emphasised Dr Hackenberg.