Reuters reports that Volkswagen will work without partners to develop its own hybrid engine technology for the U.S. and European markets. The report cited the company itself as the source.

However, a new project with its Chinese joint venture partner Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) will develop hybrid technology solely for the Chinese market, a VW spokesman told Reuters.

“A memorandum of understanding on this is supposed to be signed today,” a spokesman told Reuters.

No further details were available.