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Chinese new-energy vehicles head to Europe

Hu Yumo
SAIC Motor exported 1,800 new-energy vehicles under its MG brand to the European market on Tuesday, aiming to sell 100,000 self-owned brand vehicles in Europe by 2025.
Hu Yumo
Chinese new-energy vehicles head to Europe
Ti Gong

A vehicle from SAIC Motor ready to be put on board a ship found for Europe on Tuesday. 

SAIC Motor, China’s largest automaker, exported 1,800 new-energy vehicles under its MG brand to Europe on Tuesday. The company aims to sell 100,000 self-owned brand vehicles in Europe by 2025.

This is the first time the automaker has established a self-owned international route to the European market. Previously, SAIC Motor's vehicles were exported to Europe with the help of SAIC Anji Logistics' partners.

The ship taking the vehicles to Europe is the SAIC Anji Phoenix. It has 4,300 parking spaces for cars and will better meet the growing demand for SAIC products and services in the European market.

The ship also loaded some other Chinese branded export vehicles.

In the first nine months, SAIC Motor achieved overall overseas sales of 221,000 vehicles, accounting for a third of  total overseas sales of Chinese automakers. 

Among them, the overseas sales of SAIC Motor's own brands reached 140,000 vehicles, a jump of 24.7 percent year on year. The MG brand achieved sales of nearly 20,000 vehicles in Europe, with new-energy products accounting for nearly a half.

SAIC Motor's own brands, such as MG and MAXUS, have successfully landed in the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, France and Germany. The automaker said there will be more than 200 sales and after-sales service outlets in European market this year.

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