Volkswagen CEO says Europe needs to lead on electric mobility

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Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller has told a gathering of EU parliamentarians in Brussels that Europe needs to lead on electric mobility.

Müller (above) said that the region should be setting the course on infrastructure and getting the right legislative framework in place: “We must not leave this playing field to Silicon Valley”.

Müller also said that the Volkswagen Group wants policymakers and auto manufacturers to work more closely together: “The efforts of our industry alone won’t be enough. We need to work together to make sure that Europe remains innovative and competitive as an industrial location in a rapidly changing world. A true breakthrough for electric mobility will only be achieved if politics, society and authorities work together more closely.”

The VW CEO promised that the OEM would concentrate on sustainability “more than ever before”, including the company’s products, strategy and management, and he will present the company’s new strategy for 2025 this summer.

January 27, 2016

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Dean has been with UKi Media & Events for over a decade, having previously cut his journalistic teeth writing and editing for various automotive and engineering titles. He combines extensive knowledge of all things automotive with a passion for driving, and experience testing countless new vehicles, engines and technologies around the world. As well as his role as editor-in-chief across a range of UKi's media titles, he is also co-chair of the judging panel of the International Engine + Powertrain of the Year Awards.

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