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Volkswagen head Herbert Diess on Sunday said autonomous cars, not electric vehicles, were the “real game-changer” for the auto industry, which is facing the end of combustion engines in Europe by 2035.

Diess’ comments signal the pace at which the 62-year old is trying to transform Europe’s largest carmaker by basically saying that the shift toward battery-powered electric vehicles, which still needs to be backed up by actual sales, was sealed.

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