Volkswagen want be a leading producer of EVs

Discussion in 'Volkswagen' started by Joao C. Correa, Oct 19, 2017.

  1. Joao C. Correa

    Joao C. Correa New Member

    From the Volkswagen PR today (Out 19, 2017). "Volkswagen is developing an all-electric race car for the world’s most renowned mountain race. The all-wheel drive prototype is scheduled to be at the start of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado, USA on 24 June 2018. Its goal: to set a new record for electric cars at the finish line which is at 4,300 metres elevation. The new motorsport project is part of Volkswagen’s process of transforming itself into the leading producer of electric vehicles. By 2025, the Volkswagen brand will already be offering 23 all-electric models."
     
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  2. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Active Member

    Volkswagen is by far the leading producer of vaporware EVs. They really have no competition in the field.

    Will VW actually be offering 23 all-electric cars by 2025? Maybe, but given many past broken promises on the subject, it seems extremely unlikely.
     
  3. glenn peterson

    glenn peterson New Member

    Does anyone know were they will get there lithium and batteries from?
     
  4. Joao C. Correa

    Joao C. Correa New Member

  5. glenn peterson

    glenn peterson New Member

    Hi Joao, good article thanks for that. I think 2017 will go down as the year that mainstream woke up to the EV story. I drove a Model S for the first time a couple of days ago and let me tell you this.
    EV,s will be more economical than ICE very soon which will fire up the take up of EV,s quickl,y but from sheer driving pleasure people will want to drive them they are so much fun!!!!!
     
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  6. Joao C. Correa

    Joao C. Correa New Member

    Hi Glenn, much people are feeling that a single breakthrough in the battery field (charging time, solid state components, new super capacitors, etc) will accelerate this necessary and inevitable conversion, but we must remember that the electrical grid in most countries will not support a fast conversion... So, anyways... the egg needs to be born first with the first (mutant) chicken inside.
     
  7. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Active Member

    There was a report that they were close to signing a contract for a large amount of li-ion batteries with LG Chem, but no word that the deal was finalized. As usual, both EV makers and battery makers are keeping mum about their contracts.

    "LG Chem Denies Report Of Major Battery Deal With Volkswagen"

    I certainly hope that deal was signed! If it was, then that shows a real commitment on the part of VW; a commitment that none of their dozens or hundreds of broken EV vaporware promises indicates.
     

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