World’s 2nd Biggest Automobile Firm Will Stop Selling Petrol/Diesel Cars From This Date
A Volkswagen board member told German publication Muenchner Merkur that the company wants to stop selling combustion engines in Europe by 2035.
Volkswagen Will Stop Selling Combustion Engine In Europe
Volkswagen’s Carbon-Neutral Targets
According to Zellmer, the whole fleet of the carmaker will be carbon neutral by 2050.
He wants electric vehicles to account for 70% of the company’s European sales by 2030.
Volkswagen’s carbon-neutral targets are close to several competitors; Ford said earlier this year will only sell electric vehicles in Europe by 2030, and plans to spend $1 billion to convert its factory in Cologne, Germany, into an EV production line. And in April Honda said it plans to phase out gas-powered cars by 2040.
Several European countries have set their own deadlines for the phase-out of traditional gas-powered automobiles, with Norway targeting 2025, France 2040, and the United Kingdom 2050.
California, in the United States, proposes to restrict the sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035.