Car giants ‘urged UK Government to delay new EV rules’

Several major car manufacturers have reportedly lobbied ministers to ease or postpone the implementation of rules aimed at boosting sales and reducing carbon dioxide emissions

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VW claims largest EV charging network in Europe

It now boasts 400k chargers across 27 countries

VW protestors glue themselves to floor then ask for help

German climate campaigners pulled a stunt at VW’s Wolfsburg factory and then asked for food and a toilet

Volkswagen looks to double Chinese EV sales in 2022

Last year the company suffered a 14% drop in overall car sales in the Asian country

Four of the biggest car makers absent from COP26 agreement

The manufacturers have not signed a pledge to only sell zero-emission vehicles by 2035

Volkswagen CEO: ‘30,000 jobs could be lost with a slow transition to EVs’

Herbert Diess has reportedly told the company a delay in shifting to EVs could cost jobs in light of acceleration in production from rivals such as Tesla

Diesel car sales plummet by 72% in last year

This is while EV sales have jumped up by 30%

EU fines BMW and VW Group €875m for colluding with Daimler on clean emissions technology

Daimler received full immunity and was not fined for revealing the existence of the cartel to the Commission

Several EURO 2020 fans reported injured after Greenpeace activist stunt went wrong

An activist who was piloting a paraglider was forced to land on a stadium’s pitch, reportedly injuring spectators of the European Championship game between Germany and France

Volkswagen commits to carbon-neutrality ‘by 2050 at the latest’

It has pledged to invest €14bn into decarbonisation by 2025 and have all its plants, other than those in China, operate on 100% renewable energy by 2030