Volkswagen plans to cease promoting combustion engine automobiles in Europe by 2035

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Volkswagen plans to cease promoting combustion engines in Europe by 2035, a board member advised German newspaper Muenchner Merkur (through Reuters).

Klaus Zellmer, Volkswagen’s board member for gross sales, advised the newspaper that the corporate would “exit the enterprise with inside combustion engine vehicles in Europe between 2033 and 2035.” However, he added, it could take longer to cease promoting combustion engines within the US and China— that can come “somewhate later,” he mentioned— and in South America and Africa, the place he mentioned “it would take a great deal longer.”

Zellmer mentioned the automaker’s complete fleet will likely be carbon impartial by 2050 on the newest. He needs to see electrical automobiles to account for 70 % of the corporate’s whole gross sales in Europe by 2030.


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