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    VW Raises EV Goal to 22 Million

      Increases goal from 15 million to 22 million over the next decade. 

    Volkswagen has announced they are increasing their goal to build fully electric vehicles from 15 million to 22 million over the next decade. The company is moving to electric vehicles after a disastrous diesel emissions cheating scandal hit sales and resulted in record breaking government fines, and European and Asian government impose new restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions.

    The core Volkswagen brand saw profits fall, while the overall company profits rose 6% to 12.2€ Billion. 



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    Smartest thing VW could do is move their global product line to EV and Hybrid ASAP! If US brands do not get a move on, I could end up buying a german label EV. Very Cool

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       1,396 
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       529 
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