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VW's boss has questioned whether the company would want to spend more money on diesel development

Yesterday we voiced our view that investment in R&D for diesel engine technology will dry up as focus moves towards electric transport.

Right on cue, VW boss Matthias Mueller has questioned whether the embattled behemoth would continue developing new diesel engines, saying that the group needs to consider whether ‘…we want to spend more money on the further development of diesel,’

VW has more reason than most to dream of a life without DERV; it’s emissions cheating is going to cost the company huge sums over the next few years as litigation grinds its way through the US courts. But the fact that such a major manufacturer of diesel cars is already imagining life without them gives us a clue as to just how quickly the move to EVs will happen.

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