Volkswagen meets European CO2 emissions targets

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A new logo of German carmaker Volkswagen is unveiled at the VW headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

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BERLIN, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Volkswagen's (VOWG_p.DE) carbon emissions from passenger vehicles in 2021 were around 2% under the European target limits at 118 grams per kilometre, according to preliminary figures, the carmaker said on Monday.

A total of 472,300 electric vehicles were delivered in the EU, Norway and Iceland in 2021, 64% above the previous year, Volkswagen said in a statement.

The proportion of battery-electric and hybrid vehicles among total sales grew to 17.2% from 10.1% the year before.

BMW and Daimler (DAIGn.DE) have said that preliminary figures showed they had also met European emissions targets, but neither has yet released specific figures.

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Reporting by Victoria Waldersee, Editing by Miranda Murray

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