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      08-07-2019, 08:07 AM   #44
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Originally Posted by F32Fleet View Post
Foreign automakers like VW and BMW are heavily invested in China and that country wants to essentially convert their entire passenger car fleet to EV as well as become the leading manufacturer in that space.

Foreign automakers don't want to lose access to China.
Oh sure, there's absolutely no doubt about that.

But my post was about the MEB platform specifically. What I was saying is that that architecture may not yet have existed had it not been for VW getting an early push by the diesel scandal. Notably, BMW and Mercedes didn't get that push, and they do not have small dedicated EV architectures yet. No doubt VW would still be heading in the same direction as everybody else in China either way. But they may not have been ahead of their homeland competitors as they are right now.