Volkswagen Group said it has met its European CO2 emissions legal target for 2021, helped by its EV push.
The group, which includes the VW, Audi, Porsche, Skoda and Seat brands, achieved average CO2 emissions of 118.5 grams per km in 2021 for its new passenger car fleet in the EU, the automaker said in a statement on Monday.
The figure was about 2 percent below the legal target set for VW Group by the EU as part of its goals to tackle climate change. The total does not include CO2 emissions from Bentley and Lamborghini, which are not part of the group's target because of their low volumes.
VW said the emissions figure is based on preliminary figures and final confirmation by the EU Commission is expected at a later date.
Group sales of electrified vehicles, including full-electric cars and hybrids, rose 64 percent to 472,300 in Europe last year, the automaker said.