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%

Volkswagen EV sales more than double in first half of 2021

The European market accounted for 74.9% of these sales, followed by China and the US contributing 21.5%

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 and bp team up to rollout ultra-fast EV charging across Europe

They have signed a memorandum of understanding for their collaboration, which will see the rollout of EV chargers at Aral sites in Germany and bp retail sites across Europe

VW to power all German rail freight with renewable energy by 2021

The switch is predicted to reduce carbon dioxide by 26,700 tonnes compared to using the standard German electricity mix

Alfen selected to install 30 EV chargers for VW’s port terminals

The firm will deliver the infrastructure at key import points in Sheerness, Grimsby and Tyne – this is where VW’s EVs are imported and charged

Tesco reaches milestone of 200th store with free EV charging infrastructure

The retail giant has joined forces with Volkswagen and Pod Point to create what it claims to be the ‘largest retail EV charging network in the UK’