Sales of all VW Group brands fell by just half a percent last year. Volkswagen sold a mere 220 fewer VW brand cars in Europe last month than it did in the same period a year ago - a drop of only 0.2 percent.
The head of the world's biggest carmaker Volkswagen has issued an unprecedented call to end tax breaks for diesel fuel in Germany, saying the technology must make way for cleaner ways of driving.
Strong vehicle sales in the world's most important car market have been essential in enabling German carmakers to end their third quarters on a positive note. Their dependence on China is expected to increase further.
Here it is again, the VW diesel crisis. Even if the German auto giant appears reformed and wants to look ahead, the legal processing in its Dieselgate scandal is only at a starting stage, says DW’s Henrik Böhme.
A group of mainly German carmakers has launched a joint venture to build a network of fast charging stations for electric vehicles to support a drive to boost sales of environment-friendly cars across Europe.
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