Shanghai-VW - the JV between SAIC and Volkswagen - is planning to produce electric vehicles in China.

According to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the vehicle will not be sold under the brand Volkswagen but under the partnership's new local brand Tantus.

Tantus belongs to Shanghai Volkswagen and not SAIC or Volkswagen. Shanghai VW will therefore be producing the first electric car under its own brand.

SAIC also recently signed an agreement with its JV partner General Motors to jointly produce EVs for the Chinese market.