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24 Jul 2017

VW CEO can imagine diesel phase-out deal

Rheinische Post

The head of German carmaker Volkswagen told daily Rheinische Post that he can imagine a deal with the government in which the carmakers agree to a phase-out date for diesel engines in return for more support with e-mobility. “If you act with appropriate lead-time, I can imagine that this works. We are talking to the politicians about this,” CEO Matthias Müller told the paper in an interview. He stressed that the “diesel summit” on August 2 with national ministers would yield certainty for customers as the efficient diesel was needed to meet the medium-term climate targets. However, the future “will be driving electrically”.

Find the interview in German here.

Get background on the German carmakers’ efforts to move into e-mobility in the CLEW dossier and a factsheet on Volkswagen.

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