Volkswagen on Monday said it will stop developing natural gas-fuelled cars as the German auto giant bets on electric engines in the battle to woo climate-conscious drivers.
The VW group sold just 110,000 cars powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) worldwide last year, not enough to justify further investment, VW’s head of development Frank Welsch told the Handelsblatt financial daily.
Although production of existing models powered by the alternative energy won’t be halted right away, “there will be no successors to these cars,” Welsch said.
“It never really resonated with customers,” he added.
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