Volkswagen after Dieselgate: go green with electric cars

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Dark times for Volkswagen

Ever since the so-called “Dieselgate” Volkswagen’s reputation and sales have taken a serious hit. Since the discovery of fraud with the laboratory emission tests, Volkswagen has been making efforts to save itself from ruin. This includes making a deal with the US government which among others states that Volkswagen has to drastically change its diesel strategy and reduce emissions. In other words, they have to go green with electric cars.

Recently the car manufacturer specified how they plan to achieve

Car made of green leaves

The new VWs probably won’t be this green

the agreed upon greener strategy. Volkswagen wants to sell 1 million electric cars every year by 2025. In order to achieve this, they plan to have a range of 20 electric models by 2020. This green range not only includes fully electric cars, but plug-in hybrids as well. They will be spread across the different brands of the Group and will not be limited to Volkswagen itself. Maybe by going green the brand hopes to make up for their contribution to pollution. We’ll have to wait and see whether they will succeed in going green with electric cars and whether buyers will forgive them the whole Dieselgate thing. I’m doubtful, but maybe you feel differently.

But whether you have been affected, directly or indirectly, by the Dieselgate scandal or not you can make your car better and safer by equipping it with Travall pet barriers.

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8 thoughts on “Volkswagen after Dieselgate: go green with electric cars

  1. It’s amazing though now that some of the heat is off VW are on track to become the biggest carmaker worldwide in 2016. Obviously this is with their other brands included but here in Ireland VW on their own might be our biggest selling brand!

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  2. I’m all for the environment but I still don’t buy that electric is going to save us all. We’ll just rob Peter to pay Paul. When push comes to shove, we have to make enough electricity to run these cars. Solar and wind technologies are no where near up to the challenge of supplying the grid with that much power. That means more “dirty” power from somewhere, at least for the time being. In the end, I think we’ll land on hybrids of some type. It’s also worth noting cars can easily last 20 years now, so major changes to (at least the U.S.’s) automobile infrastructure to accommodate large fleets of electric cars is pretty far off. I think the electric market will grow, but the end of ICE vehicles is not around the corner. I guess as someone who grew up idolizing and romanticizing 1960’s American Muscle I’ve never been able to get too jazzed about electric vehicles – so I’m probably way off on my predictions and analysis…….

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    • Hi J.k.
      Thanks for the comment. To tell you the truth I have exactly the same concerns when it comes to electric cars. I don’t really believe they’re all that green either as you said the energy still has to com from somewhere: a dirty power source. But I don’t fully agree with your idea that we won’t be seeing changes that soon in the U.S.. Yes, it’s true that cars can last 20 years, but I know a lot of people who don’t keep their car for anywhere near that long. After a couple of years, they already want a shiny new one. So changes might happen a bit quicker than you expect. But you’re probably right that we’ll end up with hybrids. But well, who am I to say. I’m far from an expert either.

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