MG Motor to go electric, says top Chinese official

Time 2:41 pm, June 26, 2018

MG Motor is on the verge of launching a new range of electric vehicles, according to a prominent Chinese official.

Speaking at the SMMT International Automotive Summit in London today, Chinese embassy minister Ma Hui revealed that the company’s R&D facility at Longbridge, Birmingham, was working on an electrification strategy for the SAIC-owned brand.

‘China has invested a lot in UK automotive,’ he said. ‘And this continues. We put development money into MG Motor and it has recently launched lots of new models, with a new selection of electric models to follow very soon.’

MG Motor is a subsidiary of SAIC Motor UK, which in turn is owned by the Shanghai-based Chinese state-owned SAIC Motor.

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