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By Yilei Sun and Brenda Goh
BEIJING (Reuters) – Volkswagen is in talks to bind its anchor on a majority-owned collective adventure in China, sparking tensions with the German automaker’s added Chinese ally who abhorrence they could be sidelined, sources accustomed with the amount said.
The world’s second-biggest carmaker anchored a authoritative 75% pale in a adventure with China’s JAC in 2020 afterwards Beijing airy rules that had ahead barred adopted firms from owning majority stakes in bounded auto companies.
Volkswagen, which took ascendancy of one of JAC’s plants in the eastern burghal of Hefei aftermost year, is now in talks to buy addition as allotment of a big amplification in electric cartage (EV), three sources with ability of the amount said.
That has ashamed Volkswagen’s added Chinese partners, SAIC Motor and FAW, which appetite the German accumulation to accomplish added models to their own ventures, sources at Volkswagen, the Chinese firms and collective ventures told Reuters.
The stakes are high. Boosting its majority-owned business would beggarly Volkswagen wouldn’t accept to allotment so abundant accumulation with state-run ally and can advance its EV advance afterwards accepting so abounding accomplice negotiations in the world’s better car market.
But the German accumulation can’t allow a apocryphal step, as it now makes about 40% of sales and bisected of its profits in China – mostly through its ventures with SAIC and FAW.
In a assurance of its ambitions, Volkswagen is planning to backpack hundreds of Beijing-based agents to Hefei, according to Volkswagen sources and a announcement apparent by Reuters. Beer area are actuality set up