The Volkswagen group has specific goals for the phase-out of gas technology announced. “In the year 2026 the last platform, which has CO2-neutral potential, which can generate CO2-neutral vehicle start, their last production,” said VW chief strategist Michael Jost at the Handelsblatt Auto summit in Wolfsburg. “In fact, our colleagues are working on the last clean combustion platform,” said Jost.

the objectives of The Paris climate agreement could only be reached, if in the year 2050 a car driving with combustion engine on the roads, said Jost, the German newspaper Handelsblatt. VW expect to sell the last glow of about 2040. “The first stop sign, then.”

Europe’s largest car manufacturer in mid-November had announced its investment in electric mobility, Autonomous Driving and digitalization in the next five years to just under 44 billion euros to increase. 30 billion euros were intended for the electric mobility. The VW plant in Hannover and Emden, will be from 2022 to E-car-factories. An additional plant is planned in Eastern Europe. In a year, the group will also start the production of electric cars in Zwickau. As of 2021, there are six models for three brands built.