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VW’s Diess Warns Emissions Push Could Make Cars Too Expensive for Some Consumers

DETROIT — Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess warned that the European Union’s proposed emissions target for 2030 is too demanding and the resulting push to EVs could make motoring too expensive for some consumers.

Diess said VW Group will be able to comply with the EU’s average fleet carbon dioxide emissions of around 60 grams per km by 2030 by boosting sales of its full-electric cars to between 45 percent to 50 percent of the group’s total volume. But he warned: “I am not sure how many customers could afford it.”

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