Volkswagen to spend €60 billion on switch to electric cars
18 November 2019 | 10:11 am
The German car giant said it will invest even more money than previously planned into expanding its electric fleet. Over the next decade, VW plans to roll out 75 completely electric models and 60 hybrid vehicles.
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