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Cariad China decides the future of VW

CEO Chang Qing from Cariad China

In early April, organizers canceled the auto show in Beijing. The pandemic and the zero-covid policy prevented the industry summit from taking place. Nevertheless, manufacturers took the opportunity to present their ideas for the cars of the future. Audi presented the Urban Sphere Concept (China.Table reported), BMW the i7 and Mercedes the EQS. All three received a slap in the face from critics. While it was welcome that the Germans had stopped simply converting classic internal combustion engines to electric drive, they still don’t know anything about modern electric cars, critics said. Their models were labeled too conservative, and the technology is years behind Chinese competitors. The Germans confuse large screens with intelligence, automotive analyst Lin Xiao points out in Shentu Car.

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