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Bummer, our ID.4 production slots went to the EU for naught.

Volkswagen postponed the US sales launch of the VW ID.4 from December 2020 to March 2021 as the company is putting deliveries in the European Union first. The reason is that VW needs to reduce CO2 among sold vehicles to avoid penalty payments to the EU.
Volkswagen postpones US sales launch of VW ID.4

The Volkswagen Group just missed the EU’s CO2 fleet targets for 2020. The CO2 pool formed with other manufacturers fell short by around 0.5 g/km last year. By contrast, the VW and Audi brands exceeded their CO2 fleet targets, primarily due to the ramp-up of the ID.3 and rising e-tron sales.
Volkswagen Group misses EU CO2 fleet targets narrowly

BERLIN — Volkswagen faces a fine of more than 100 million euros ($121 million) for missing EU targets on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from its 2020 passenger car fleet, the world's largest carmaker said on Thursday.
Volkswagen faces $121 million fine for missing EU emissions targets
 

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I wonder if the fines would have been larger if they had missed the targets by a larger amount. So maybe it wasn't for nothing.
 
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I wonder if the fines would have been larger if they had missed the targets by a larger amount. So maybe it wasn't for nothing.
The formula for the fine is g/km missed by the number of cars sold so presumably, even though they missed the target, selling more EVs reduced the gap they missed by (.5 g/km) which reduced their fine.
 

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It's only 121 mil€ Didn't they have a profit of 2 billion last year(2020)? They will be fine and was calculated.

VW itself was under the emissions limi(92 vs 98).but as VW group they are above the limit.. That happens if you sell Bugatti's and lambo's
 

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It's only 121 mil€ Didn't they have a profit of 2 billion last year(2020)? They will be fine and was calculated.

VW itself was under the emissions limi(92 vs 98).but as VW group they are above the limit.. That happens if you sell Bugatti's and lambo's
So you think the 2000 Lambos and 20 Bugattis sold annually is what caused them the fine? :) My guess is more Audi & Porsche that is affecting their calculation. They also pool with MG to help their emissions.
 
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