VW Wants to Say Goodbye to Combustion Cars in Europe By 2035

Europe is the first continent on which VW is pulling out of the combustion engine business. In other parts of the world, the company still wants to take its time.

Daimler boss Ola Källenius has announced that the model range will be CO2-neutral before 2039. BMW boss Oliver Zipse rejects a specific end date. By 2030, every second BMW sold is expected to be an electric vehicle, and by then the Mini small car division should have switched entirely to electromobility.

For the second half of the year, Zellmer is confident about the semiconductor shortage, which is currently slowing automotive production worldwide. “We are currently assuming that the supply of chips will remain tense in the coming months, but that the lowest point of the supply crisis will also be reached.” However, further production adjustments cannot be ruled out.

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