September 25, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter
Volswagen has applied for patant in China on the electric E-Up!. Considering expected price of the E-Up! this likely means Volkswagen will make the minicar in China, either with joint venture partner Shanghai Automotive (SAIC) or First Auto Works (FAW). The sub-Polo-sized car might have a difficult market in China, Chinese don’t like minicars very much, ask Smart, and especially not when they are expensive, as Smart again, as the E-Up! will be due to its advanced electric engine, even when made locally.