With an annual capacity of more than 150,000 vehicles, the new location will make a key contribution to the further electrification of the Audi product portfolio in China. As of the end of 2024, its production lines will be turning out mid- and top-range electric models based on the PPE (Premium Platform Electric) platform. The Audi FAW NEV Company is the first joint venture with a majority Audi holding in China. Finished at the end of 2013, the FAW-Volkswagen plant in the southern Chinese city of Foshan manufactures the Audi A3 Sportback, the Audi A3 L Sedan, and the Audi Q2 L based on the MQB platform and the electric Audi Q2 L e-tron. Meanwhile, the Audi Q3 and the Audi Q3 Sportback are manufactured at a plant in Tianjin in northern China, which opened in 2018. At Tianjin, the Audi gear works have also been manufacturing 7-gear S tronic transmissions at Volkswagen Automatic Transmission (Tianjin) Corporation Ltd. (VWATJ) for the locally produced Audi A4 L, Audi A6 L, and Audi Q5 L models since 2016. Qingdao is the youngest location in the production network of FAW-Volkswagen. Opened in 2018, the plant is situated in Jimo, around 60 kilometers from Qingdao. The first Audi models to be manufactured there are the A3 Sportback and the A3 L Sedan, since 2020. In addition to automobile production, the plant also possesses manufacturing facilities for high-voltage batteries. Chinese partner SAIC manufactures Audi models at two of its plants in Anting/Shanghai: In September 2021, series production commenced on the Audi A7 L at “Plant No.3” of SAIC Volkswagen. 3,323 employees work at the site, which has a total area of 448,900 square meters. Since November 2021, the manufacturing facility for electric vehicles in Anting/Shanghai has been making an all-electric Audi model exclusively for China in the form of the Audi Q5 e-tron. The plant covers a total area of 406,000 square meters and has over 900 employees.