Volkswagen to stop selling diesel cars in the US

Volkswagen is to stop selling diesel cars in the US. That’s part of the company’s strategy for 2025, said its brand Board of Management Herbert Diess. The decision comes a year after […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Volkswagen is to stop selling diesel cars in the US.

That’s part of the company’s strategy for 2025, said its brand Board of Management Herbert Diess.

The decision comes a year after the firm’s emissions scandal – when it admitted to falsifying car emissions. Most of the affected vehicles were in the US.

The company said it will now make “considerable investments in electric infrastructure” in North America.

Volkswagen aims to play “a key role in the breakthrough of the electric car” by selling one million electric vehicles (EVs) per year by 2025.

Its plans are expected to help the firm achieve “sustainable and profitable growth”.

Mr Diess said: “We are not aiming for niche products but for the heart of the automobile market. By 2025, we want to sell a million electric cars per year and to be the world market leader in e-mobility. Our future electric cars will be the new trademark of Volkswagen.”