Volkswagen sales drop in Europe but China offers EV boost

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BERLIN (Reuters) -Volkswagen Group sales fell by around a fifth in the first half of this year from a year earlier, company data showed on Friday, led by a steep drop in Europe, but battery-electric sales were boosted by growth in China. Total deliveries to customers worldwide were down 22.4% in the second quarter of the year, with Central and Eastern Europe, which included Russia, hardest hit with a drop of 49.3%. Western Europe also saw a considerable fall of 25.7%, while China and the Americas saw a more moderate drop of around 16-18%. Even as total sales fell, battery-electric vehicle (BEV…

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