Why Volkswagen Is Betting On Electric Vehicles

Why Volkswagen Is Betting On Electric Vehicles


Every year, Volkswagen Group is a top contender for the title of the world’s largest automaker. The company sell cars, commercial vehicles and even motorcycles. It operates 133 manufacturing plants around the world and sells cars in 153 countries. The company is now trying to forge a new future for itself by going electric.

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Why Volkswagen Is Betting On Electric Vehicles

100 Comments on "Why Volkswagen Is Betting On Electric Vehicles"


  1. Sometimes you need to be slapped in the face…that's what happened to VW during Dieselgate! Now they are on the verge of doing well with EV's!!!

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  2. I don't give a dam about Volkswagon's ' dark ' beginnings or Dieselgate, what I DO give a dam about is buying a simple, affordable and reliable car and NOBODY is building THAT car anymore. If VW could come up with a long range EV, say 500 miles or more at a cost of maybe $25,000 Canadian, then I'd buy one, until then, I'll stick with my geriatric Chrysler, 18 years old and still purring like a kitten.

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  3. They are just CONCERNED about their conventional FUTURE… as EVs could DISTRUPT the Whole Industry… With soo little Components involved in an EV… !!! And their conventional Power getting SHIFTED (/distributed) to newbie EV maufacturers from Around the Globe… Especially from US & CHINA…?

    #theyAreAfride #withHalfMind #theyTry #EVtech

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  4. Going diesel was a bad choice anyways as the fuel is not popular anywhere except Europe and Indian auto market.

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  5. R&d for these cars is mostly done. They are going to sell them for 4-7 years now but will go all in fuel cell after this period. There will be like 2 or 3 years where they offer both but i guess the fuel cell will be the much better choice. I am going to skipp the next generation battary cars and wait for these.

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  6. The US hands out massive fines to foriegn countries then says US companies should be exempt from tax in those countries.

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  7. Well VW has to change to electric do to what you can call the EU 2020 95 rule. Each car produced by a manufacturer that emits over 95 grams of CO2 pr. kilometre is fined by EU with 95 EUR pr. gram over the limit. If one car produces 100 grams of CO2 = fined 475 EUR to the EU. It makes the car more expensive to buy and run since some countries has the same tax on ownership.

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  8. Right now you can buy a VW E Golf for ridiculously low prices as leftover unsaleable 🙂 Till they fix battery long charging times and range anxiety few will buy them even the cheap Chinese ones.

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  9. VW don't stand a chance, they are starting out 100 years behind Tesla. They just announced they are ONLY going to build 30,000 of their new EV sedan/hatch. Too little, too late, See you later. It's game over.

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  10. They were lying about NOX emissions not fuel economy, shame on such a large media house with infinite resources. Stop blaming fake news and get your own house in order.

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  11. I kind of lost interest in V.W. when they went to water cooling and FWD. I had some interest in the original mechanical Diesels especially the Dasher which at least had the engine oriented in the proper direction. If you are going to do wrong wheel drive the longitudinal orientation at least makes maintenance tolerable and eliminates torque steer organically. Of course when they went to computer controlled Diesels one of the biggest advantages disappeared.

    As to EVs, if I wanted a coal fired car I would just as soon have a steam engine. Oh, and that nano-bus is just hideous.

    And a serious question. Do all the European cars use lug bolts instead of studs and nuts because they have to or are they just sadistic?

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  12. They said the cars got better mileage than they DID ! So what, nothing gets what it is supposed to. Destroyed thousands of car's. Fined millions and millions of dollars. I would take one of.those car's today!

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  13. I have been driving regularly for 35 years, and I have always driven only Alfa Romeo. Two years ago for the first time I purchased a vw golf 7 tdi dsg, a….. disastrous purchase : first problem :injectors failure, problem nr 2 mad unit failure, third and fourth again control unit and automatic transmission completely gone. ( fortunately all covered by vw official warranty, I must say that the vw staff was very professional and very kind) I will go back to driving Alfa Romeo!

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  14. To make the batteries they have to use stuff what comes out the ground and causes damage to the planet.So electric cars are another con to make us believe they are eviromental safe Iam getting sick of all the corporate lies.

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  15. Current batteries are using a circular cell based structure, they should be using precisely separated and insulated lithium alloy plates which cover more surface area for improved coolant heat transfer and movement. Circular cells just waste too much room inside those huge batteries, just like a cell phone when you want to maximize its efficiency for a given size.

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  16. A big reason they dont sell more in America is the restrictions on performance, you cant get their best because of onerous regulations.

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  17. why did I even watched this. they could compete with Tesla so easily, but no. Fearing EVs won't take over

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  18. The subjects on these vids is nice but the quality keeps dropping. Get your game up, until then, I will stop watching

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  19. EV's are definitely the future. Once charging infrasructure catches up and battery charging times improve, there will be absolutely no demand for ICE powered vehicles anymore (except perhaps in the specialty sectors of sport and racing). There will be a huge uptake of driverless vehicles that will all be electric. EV's will become cheaper due to economies of scale and much cheaper to operate and maintain. In 5 years time there will be 90% EV's on the road.

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  20. Tesla is way ahead of all tradition automakers
    Taycan is a flaw , VW is greedy and cheaters
    Electric is the future + autonomy
    Thanks Elon for showing us the future

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  21. I’ve purchased and driven new VW’s every 2/3 years since the MK1 Golf GTi in the mid 70’s. My current VW will probably be my last. One thing is certain the build quality has got worse since the mid/late 1990’s. They are no longer a premium quality vehicle, for a premium price. I think I have been lucky and until my current car, I have never had one let me down. I’ve had a few very minor issues, such as fault sensors, etc. Current car is the first to actually break down (coolant pipe spilt), also had a leaking door seal and a loose rear door lock. Retirement looms and for the same money, I’m going either Volvo or Lexus, as my next purchase will probably be a cash purchase, rather than a lease.

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  22. They're betting right if they're betting on electric infrastructure. Even if they fail gaining market penetration with the cars, they will have the dollars of recharging the vehicles that will stop by the stations.

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  23. Holy crap. Hurry up and talk about the electric car part. I didn’t want a while damn history lesson.

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  24. fraud or not, some of the best vehicles in th he world. Vetter than anything a US automaker could ever produce. Tesla excluded

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  25. VW`s small market share in the USA is because not enough SUV`s and no pick up trucks. Also questionable quality and reliability issues with their vehicles. I think going all in on electric vehicles is the right decision. But they need electric SUV`s and trucks.

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  26. Electric cars sales are growing by the day, I think Volkswagen betting on electric is about the smartest thing they can do right now ! In fact, all vehicle manufacturers should consider producing more electric vehicles.

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  27. Driving electric cars in Germany is driving coal… driving electric cars in France is driving nuclear …so pollution will increase …and consumers will pay more for expensive electric cars for less miliage ….that's what green capitalism is all about..lol

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  28. If you are going to say Volkswagen one gazillion times at least say it right.(FolksVagen in english)

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  29. VW should buy my anti-knock prototype and use it to make higher compression engines (gas and diesel).

    Really the world governments should buy my anti-knock prototype. That way everyone could have it.

    I made A short test run video. Pause on the distributor part of the video, to see it in the full advanced setting.

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  30. These legacy automakers deserve to die like black berry. Nokia. Blockbuster. Etc. Charging me 6000 for a nav upgrade on my audi just a few years ago. Completely out of touch. While tesla offering full self driving for 5000. Nav being free

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  31. Excuse me. What infrastructure challenges do electric cars face? Electric cars or PHEV's are charged most of the time at home and don't need a GAS station. Also, the North America Electrify America and Supercharger network is readily available to fast charge your car.

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  32. They’re the only major OEM whose sees the EV threat with the proper urgency. Tesla is selling every car they build including the cars on display. Tesla has reached critical mass so VW is going to be forced to play in Tesla’s model since ICE cars don’t help much in terms of scale in the BEV space. They won’t have an advantage even though they sell millions of cars. They will sell BEVs at a loss.

    It’s a good thing Tesla can’t grow fast enough. Otherwise the verdict would have been out already.

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  33. At the end of World War 2 the Beatle design was offered to the allied automotive industry. None of them wanted it and so it was given back to Ferdinand Porsche. This has to be the worst move in the automotive industry.

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  34. The "German Guilt" may transform VolksWagen from a Enviromental Monster to a Green Titan.
    The Guilt is a powerful driving force for Germans

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  35. Shame that you showed the MK4 as a performance car- it wasn't and is regarded by many as the worst Golf generation. I had two – both trash. Put me off VW for life. 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧

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  36. Unfortunately for VW when the phony emissions scandal was blown way out of proportion, the Communist OBama was President. Who allowed this infraction of unrealistic emission standards put forth by the EPA, which was then controlled by like minded anti corporate Commies, to be used to punish and hold up VW as a warning to any company that dare attempt to circumvent their crazed Global Warming fantasy standards of "clean air" parading around as environmentalists. A Complete fraud against a great company.

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  37. their cars stink and maintence is expensive. they cheated on emissions that's why they cross their fingers in electric.

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  38. Everyone that I have talked to that have a Toyota Corolla or Honda Civic told me that they would gladly pay 25% more for an electrically powered car that has HALF the range of the cars they drive now, but only 10% said they would pay 50% more. So basically the truth is that once electric cars come down in price, they will sell like crazy, totally replacing all of the gasoline-powered cars that we have right now, it's just that the price premium on electric cars is too high and few people outside of the top 10% of the population have the income to be able to afford them.

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  39. I don’t care about the diesel gate that whole emissions scandal it was just the US government putting the squeeze on the auto industry I love vw I drive one myself

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  40. Video sponsored by VW. What is best for everyone is more honest competition between auto makers not monopolies from either VW or Toyota or whoever.
    It would also be nice if they build consortiums to agree on standards especially now for electric car batteries, to make them interchangeable, and on power inputs to charge EVs.

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  41. Thanks to Angela Merckle
    There won’t be many Germans in 100 years. Germany will be an Islamic State.

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  42. VW makes many great cars for the US market, and I wish them every success—with gasoline and electric vehicles.

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  43. I will always buy a japanese car instead of an european one, japanese reliability and tco over 5 years is net worth it vs the european brands.

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  44. VW sucks really hard… People are stupid and will keep on buying their cars anyway.

    The emissions scandal is something that happened and they did not repair the Damage, just keep calm and apologize.

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  45. The reason VW hasnt penetrated the US market is because they make unreliable sh!tboxes. The chinese havent been car owners long enough to find out.

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