Volkswagen revs up electric shift

Volkswagen has announced plans to offer electric versions of all its 300 models by 2030. It has pledged to invest more than €20 billion (£18bn) in zero emission vehicles, becoming […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Volkswagen has announced plans to offer electric versions of all its 300 models by 2030.

It has pledged to invest more than €20 billion (£18bn) in zero emission vehicles, becoming the latest carmaker to move away from petrol and diesel cars.

The German car manufacturer plans to roll out 80 new electric cars across the group by 2025.

Matthias Müller, CEO of Volkswagen Group said: “We have got the message and we will deliver. This is not some vague declaration of intent. It is a strong self-commitment which, from today, becomes the yardstick by which we measure our performance.”

Volkswagen previously admitted to cheating US diesel emissions tests and agreed to pay billions of pounds in fines.

Last week the European Commission urged the company to fix all of the cars affected by the emissions scandal.