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  • VW invests in electric car batteries
  • VW invests in electric car batteries
    Erin Kelly (2008) ©

VW invests in electric car batteries

VW is trying to clean up its act and emissions in one fell swoop by investing up to £7.6 billion in a battery factory and repositioning the brand as a leading manufacturer of electric cars. But can the scandal-hit company pull it off? Are there really a million EV customers out there ready to be sold to?



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