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Volkswagen Needs to Ramp Up EV Production and Sales to Hit Tough Global Targets

Volkswagen Needs to Ramp Up EV Production and Sales to Hit Tough Global Targets

Volkswagen Group says it will have to sell about one million battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles per year by 2025 to meet tough carbon dioxide emissions standards in major markets around the world. That one million vehicle figure comes from a forecast VW has made on regions of the world enacting more requirements, such as draft legislation being considered in China. Beyond VW’s diesel car emissions scandal, the German automaker sees itself as one of many global automakers facing stringent government emissions standards. “It’s simple — the CO2 legislation in the various regions will mean every OEM is compelled to offer e-mobility,” said Thomas Lieber, VW brand’s head of complete vehicle development for electrified cars. VW will need to ramp up its existing electric vehicles and roll out its planned models. In the U.S. market, VW has been selling the Audi A...

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