Volkswagen AG and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. plan to begin production of hybrid vehicles in China by 2008, with large-scale production ramping up by 2010, SAIC says. The venture aims to have some 500 VW Touran hybrids available as people movers for the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing. “We expect that large-scale production will start before the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai,” SAIC says. The auto makers’ jointly developed hybrid technology will be for the Chinese market only, with ...

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