Friday, January 27, 2023
News Volkswagen To Stop Selling ICE Vehicles By 2035 In Europe

Volkswagen To Stop Selling ICE Vehicles By 2035 In Europe

Volkswagen plans to be ahead of the ever-tightening EU CO2 climate targets with more EVs

  • Audi has announced a similar plan, but its target date is closer to 2033.

  • EU CO2 climate targets get closer to a 60% reduction by 2030 from 1990 levels.

  • By 2030, VW expects that 70% of all new sales will be EVs.

Global automakers face enormous challenges when it comes to meeting various demands and requirements. The most pressing is environmental however not all markets are prepared for a full switch. For Europe, guidelines are clear, and Volkswagen’s last ICE vehicle should roll off an assembly line in 2035.

Volkswagen ID.3 | Photo: Volkswagen

Car manufacturers are in the business to make money but not all areas have the same requirements. For example, South America and Africa are not ready for a transition to electric vehicles due to a lack of political and infrastructural framework conditions. This means that internal combustion engines will thrive for a while yet in these markets.

In North America and China, guidelines are clearer however the sheer size of the markets will dictate the EV transition pace. Various infrastructures are being put into place, but this means that Volkswagen will not exit ICE vehicles as early as Europe.

Europe currently has some of the strictest CO2 emission rules, and they’re about to get even tighter. According to Merkur, Volkswagen is preparing to meet and exceed these targets with a new car fleet that will consist of a 70% EV mix as early as 2030. Possibly as early as 2033 and more than likely by 2035, Volkswagen will have dropped all internal combustion engines from its roster.

Trending Now

2024 BMW M3 CS Gets More Power, Sharper Handling, Less Weight

M3 CS gets M4 CSL motor and other tweaks CS takes M3 one step beyond Competition Think of this new 2024 BMW M3 CS...

Jaguar’s EV future will get detailed in 2023

Jaguar will become fully electric in the next few years. We will get more information on the brand's future in 2023. The first...

Vietnamese Startup VinFast is Very Serious and Aggressive

February will be a big month. April will be another big month. So far, for Canada, sound decisions are being made. If you visit...

Most Popular Cars in the United States in 2022

The Ford F-Series dominates the list of the most popular cars in the United States in 2022. Strong sales gains for Tesla Model...

Volkswagen Could Build Electric Bronco-Fighter: Report

Production ID Ruggdzz still possible on Amarok chassis Volkswagen still pursuing compact truck electrification Volkswagen's new Amarok small pickup shares its frame with the...
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.