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

Volkswagen tripled sales of electric vehicles in 2020

The most popular model was the ID.3, with 56,500 units sold, even though it only came on the market in September

Iberdrola, SEAT and VW charge ahead to boost electric mobility in Spain

They have signed a strategic agreement to promote the creation of a public network of charging stations for electric vehicles across the country

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Volkswagen paid $9.5bn to drivers in dieselgate scandal settlement

A total of 86% of drivers chose to sell their vehicles back to the manufacturer and take the money, rather than choose a modification

Volkswagen turns car factory into ‘Europe’s largest EV plant’

The facility is expected to manufacture 330,000 EVs every year when it enters full production in 2021

Pod Point gets financial boost from Triodos Bank for EV charging infrastructure

Triodos Bank UK joins hands with Tesco and Volkswagen to roll out charging points at supermarkets in a bid to reduce carbon footprint