Volkswagen wants to build an electric vehicle line in China within the next three years, top management sources have said.

At the end of April, VW will present the electric version of the Lavida model, specially produced for China, at the motor show in Beijing, Financial Times Deutschland reported. The electric Lavida is based on the Golf.

The ambitious plans aim to strengthen VW's position in electric power systems. It is only starting to sell hybrids this year.