This spring, Audi-FAW NEV Company Ltd.—a company jointly founded by Audi and partner Chinese automaker FAW—will begin construction of a new manufacturing plant in Changchun, China, for fully electric Audi models.

Located in Changchun, capital of northeast China’s Jilin province, the site’s production capacity will exceed 150,000 electric cars annually. The plant’s manufacturing processes will be CO2 neutral, and a completely new IT architecture will network all site activities.

Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2024 on Audi’s first all-electric plant in China. Three models are initially slated for production at the site on the Premium Platform Electric codeveloped with Porsche. The first cars to roll off the line will be an electric SUV and an e-limousine.

“As the newest Audi production site, the plant will set new standards in digitalization, efficiency, and sustainability. By setting up the new Audi FAW NEV Company, we will bring a fresh charge to e-mobility in China,” says Jürgen Unser, president of Audi China.

The Audi-FAW NEV Company is the first cooperation company with a majority interest held by Audi in China. CEO Helmut Stettner will assume management of the new plant.